Doraemon @New Chitose Airport Terminal

“Doraemon (Japanese: ドラえもん) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Fujiko F. Fujio. The series has also been adapted into a successful anime series and media franchise. The story revolves around a robotic cat named Doraemon, who travels back in time from the 22nd century to aid a pre-teen boy named Nobita Nobi. “

Doraemon fans would love this New Chitose Airport Terminal at Hokkaido. You can spend hours taking photos with your favorite icon, dine in the cafe, attending workshops, game arcade, and shop till you drop.

This New Chitose Airport Terminal is like a shopping mall. Many food stores, souvenirs shops and gifts stores. However I would not touch much on that, but I am going to focus only on Doraemon. 🙂

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First of all, you will be greeted by Doraemon upon arriving the airport. After getting the clearance from custom, luggage section, you will see him.

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Entering the ‘Smile Road’ is where we locate Doraemon Waku Waku Sky Park. It is located at 3rd Floor.

At Waku Waku Sky park, it is separated into Park Zone, Kid Zone, Library, Workshop, Cafe, Gift Shop and Amusement Zone.

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Eventually this was our first stop! LOL! We were like grown up kids. I got fascinated with Japan’s vending machines.

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There were 3 different colors. Blue, Yellow and Red.

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I got both in Blue color. 😀 😀 While my friend Ashley successfully collected all 3 colors especially for her niece.

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Park Zone requires an admission fee of 800yen (Adults) 500yen (Age 13-18) 400 yen (Age 3-12) while children below age 3 is free of charge. At Park Zone, both children and adults are greeted by “secret gadgets”, themed attractions and large Doraemon.

I didn’t pay a visit here, therefore I am not sure whether is it interesting.

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Well, if you want to bring home some DIY crafts, do drop by the Workshop station. (i.e: paint Doraemon clay figurine)

The Library is adjacent to the Workshop. You can have some good read on Doraemon comics and books while waiting for your children to complete their workshop.

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Kids Zone. A spacious play room for children. And the main attraction has to be the Dorayaki slide!

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Amusement Zone. A game corner with lots of Doraemon related prizes. Lapel badges and keychains with photo are also available here.

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*are you skillful? 🙂

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Getting hungry after much workout? Don’t worry. There’s a Cafe here to serve you. Spacious dining area serving food, dessert and drinks to fill your stomach.

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The excitement will not end without visiting the Gift Shop! An official Doraemon merchandise store. Well, prices are cheap though. 😀

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Besides that, we also enjoyed the “Stamp Rally”. Feel like a treasure hunt. Complete all stamps at different floors (within New Chitose Airport) then you can claim a free gift. Choose from option A to J.

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It was really fun exploring this airport. So, are you a fan of Doraemon? Hello Kitty fans, don’t feel sad ya…because now they also have Hello Kitty Happy Flight le…  Too bad it was not ready during our trip. Else we will definitely go gaga!

With all these shops and cartoon characters, you could easily spend at least half a day in the airport. 🙂

 

Note : Travel date was on year 2016

 

Operation Hours : 10am – 6pm

Website: www.new-chitose-airport.jp/en/doraemon/

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