Experience the World of Godzilla in Shinjuku!
Sep 18, 2019
Have you heard of the Godzilla Head statue in Shinjuku? This statue is approximately the same size as the actual monster himself would be! Since the release of the 2014 American Godzilla movie was so well-received, there has been more of an effort in Japan to promote the lizard. As Shinjuku a place that attracts many visitors from overseas, there is no better place to set up sights featuring the famous lizard. Shinjuku is also home to the first official Godzilla shop in the world. Keep reading to find out more about Shinjuku’s Godzilla themed attractions!
Watch Out for Godzilla in the Middle of the City!
When you hit Yasukuni-dori Street, you can see a bit of Godzilla in the distance. This is the Godzilla Head statue peeking out from the rooftop. It looks like he’s heading for the center of the city, so it’s a bit scary! This statue also plays Godzilla’s scream several times a day. When you hear the Godzilla theme song start to play, that’s a sign that his iconic scream will be coming soon. You’re sure to feel as if you are in a Godzilla movie!
How to Get Even Closer to Godzilla
If you won’t be satisfied by just looking at him from afar, there are two ways that you can get closer to this statue – by staying at the Hotel Gracery Shinjuku, or by stopping by Café Terrace Bonjour located inside the hotel.
Staying in the Godzilla Room
There is only one Godzilla room in Hotel Gracery Shinjuku, where the world of Godzilla has been faithfully recreated. You’ll feel as if you’re living in the same world as the lizard as soon as you enter the room! There is also a statue that is the same height as an adult in the room! There is also a wall that features trick art, and other playful touches throughout the room. This is the only place in the world where you can sleep in a room that is so thoroughly decorated with Godzilla!
Hotel Gracery Shinjuku
1-19-1 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Telephone Number: 03-6833-1111 (General information)
Try a Shinjuku-exclusive Godzilla Dessert
Café Terrace Bonjour is the only place where you can try an original Godzilla-themed dessert. A Godzilla-shaped chocolate adorns a stylish plate with a tasty cake. Gaze out a different view of the Godzilla Head statue and enjoy this special dessert!
Café Terrace Bonjour
1-19-1 8F Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Hours of Operation: Breakfast – 6:30AM-10:30AM, Tea time – 10:30AM-9:00PM (Last order – 8:00PM)
Telephone Number: 03-6833-1703
Pick Up Some Items Exclusive to Godzilla Store Tokyo!
If you want to pick up some exclusive Godzilla merch, then Godzilla Store Tokyo is the place to go! Though Godzilla debuted in 1954, this shop that opened on October 30th, 2017 is the first official Godzilla shop ever! There are exclusive items, figures featuring older Godzilla designs, apparel and more! We recommend the t-shirt with the Godzilla Store Tokyo logo, as it is something that you can only get at this shop! If you’re a Godzilla fan, then pick up some rare merch at this shop!
Godzilla Store Tokyo
Shinjuku Marui Annex 1F 3-1-26 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Telephone Number: 03-6709-9652
Hours of Operation: 11:00AM-9:00PM (Closes at 8:30PM on Sundays and National Holidays)
Godzilla is one of the oldest properties from Japan to become big in the west as well. When visiting the home country of the King of Monsters, Shinjuku is a must for his fans!
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