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Where is the Godzilla head in Shinjuku? 

Godzilla Head

Where is the Godzilla head in Shinjuku?

Godzilla head appeared in Kabukicho in Shinjuku. It has been a little tourist attraction for a long time, but in fact many people do not know that they have time to bark. This time, I will introduce how to go to Godzilla Head in Shinjuku, how to bark, cafes where you can see Godzilla.

table of contents

  1. and Shinjuku popular spot “Godzilla head”?
  2. Directions to the Shinjuku “Godzilla head”
  3. Shinjuku barking I “Godzilla head”?
  4. Shinjuku the “Godzilla head” is a way to see in the immediate vicinity?
  5. How to visit Shinjuku “ Godzilla Head ” in close proximity (1) Stay at a hotel
  6. How to visit Shinjuku “ Godzilla Head ” in close proximity (2) Use Cafe Terrace Bonjour
  7. is a spot to meet Godzilla outside Shinjuku?
  8. Let’s go to Shinjuku “Godzilla Head”!

What is Shinjuku’s popular spot “Godzilla Head”?

This is Godzilla Head in Shinjuku!

Shinjuku is one of Japan’s leading downtowns. Godzilla Head was born in Kabukicho, where many people gather in Shinjuku, and was made in 2015 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Godzilla’s birth. Godzilla Head is located on the 8th floor of the Shinjuku Toho Building’s outdoor terrace. The size of the Godzilla head was the same height as the first work, “Godzilla”, which was first released in 1954, at a height of 50m.

The Shinjuku Toho Building has shops and restaurants on the first floor, pachinko and pachislot amusement shops on the second floor, and the movie theater “TOHO Cinemas Shinjuku” on the third to sixth floors. From the eighth floor, Hotel Gracie Shinjuku There is a Godzilla head on this 8th floor hotel terrace.

 

Also, from the 8th floor café “Bonjour”, you can see Godzilla head up close, so I definitely want to enjoy a moment with Godzilla at the café. I would like to introduce this trip to Godzilla Head.

Getting to Shinjuku Godzilla Head

Godzilla Head shinjuku

Shinjuku’s Godzilla Head is easily accessible from Shinjuku Station and Seibu Shinjuku Station, where JR, Keio Line, and Odakyu Line pass. When you hear Shinjuku, there are many people, there are a lot of buildings, and there is an impression that you may be lost, but don’t worry, getting to Godzilla Head in Shinjuku is not so complicated.

Directions from JR Shinjuku Station

Godzilla Head shinjuku

To get from JR Shinjuku Station, first head to the East Exit. Go left along Shinjuku-dori Street in front of the station along the track, heading towards Nishi-Shinjuku When you come to Shinjuku Dai Guard, cross Yasukuni Shrine and enter the street called Godzilla Road. You can easily see Godzilla’s head in front of the street entrance. It is about a 10 minute walk.

Directions from Seibu Shinjuku Station

Godzilla Head shijuku

To get from Seibu Shinjuku Station, go out to Seibu Shinjuku Ekimae Dori and enter the path that leads from the front. You can basically get to any path, but the most obvious path is the one with a convenience store (7-Eleven) at the corner. When you reach the end, the Toho Shinjuku Building towers diagonally, and you can see a little Godzilla head in the sky.

The way to go from the path with the traffic light also goes to the end. Turn left at the end of the road and go a little further to the open intersection where the Toho Shinjuku Building also rises. You will reach Godzilla Head in a few minutes on foot.

Other public transportation

Godzilla Head shinjuku

There are several bus stops near Kabukicho, where Shinjuku’s towering Godzilla heads rise. This bus is a bus bound for Shinjuku West Exit from Waseda, Nerima, Shinagawa, etc. and gets off at the Kabukicho bus stop.

The street down the bus is Yasukuni Street. The way from Yasukuni Dori is the same as that from Shinjuku Station, proceeding from Godzilla Road in the path leading to Kabukicho. Arrives in a few minutes from the bus stop.

Does Shinjuku “Godzilla Head” bark?

Godzilla Head shinjuku

Godzilla heads threaten the huge buildings in Shinjuku, but are also known to bark at certain times. If you go to Shinjuku and go out to see Godzilla in the crowds of Kabukicho, listen to the barking Godzilla’s voice. Even if you are not a Godzilla fan, you can enjoy the moment of excitement.

Bark once an hour from 12:00 to 20:00!

Godzilla Head shijuku

Godzilla barks every hour from 12:00 to 20:00. In other words, Godzilla barks 9 times every day. When the barking time comes, the music of that Godzilla plays. And Godzilla barks with the sound of the storm.

Moreover, shortly after Godzilla starts barking, it emits a beam with white smoke. The performance time of this barking Godzilla is only a few minutes. I would like to see Godzilla barking once an hour and for a few minutes without missing the timing.

If the time for Godzilla to bark nears between 12:00 and 20:00, decide on the position and wait. That is the surest way.

How to visit Shinjuku “Godzilla Head” in close proximity?

Godzilla Head shinjuku

Just because you want to see the Godzilla head in Shinjuku up close, you can’t see it even if you approach the Shinjuku Toho Building where Godzilla is located from outside. When you look up at the Godzilla head from close to the building, you can see only the claws of Godzilla. The only way to see it up close is to go to a facility in the building. Either stay at a hotel in the building or use the cafe in the building.

At the moment, it is limited to those staying at Hotel Gracie Shinjuku in the building or visiting the café and Bonjour on the 8th floor.

In other words, the only way to see Godzilla Head up close is to stay at a hotel or go to a café or choose between these two methods.

How to visit Shinjuku “Godzilla Head” in close proximity

Godzilla Head Hotel Gracie Shinjuku has a reception on the 8th floor. Although it is a large reception, the atmosphere of Godzilla is gradually conveyed, such as a panel with posters of past Godzilla movies. Looking out the window from the front, you can see Godzilla head up close. There is also a cafe Bonjour on this floor.

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Limited rooms such as Godzilla rooms are also available!

Godzilla Head shinjuku

Many rooms at this hotel are the same as ordinary hotels, but there are a Godzilla room which is a comfort room in the 30th floor, which is like a Godzilla museum, and a Godzilla view room which is limited to 6 rooms a day.

The Godzilla room is currently 50,800 yen on weekdays and 61,400 yen on holidays, and is limited to one room per day. In addition to amenities available only in this limited room, there are huge figures of Godzilla in the room, so it is a room with plenty of premium that you can not taste in other rooms. However, Godzilla head cannot be seen from this room enough.

On the other hand, the Godzilla View Room is a room on the 9th to 10th floors, limited to 6 rooms per day, but you can see Godzilla Head up close. Although it is a little more expensive than a normal room, it is possible to stay at a price that makes it practical to stay.

How to visit Shinjuku “ Godzilla Head ” in close proximity (2) Use Cafe Terrace Bonjour

Godzilla Head shinjuku

Cafe Bonjour on the 8th floor of Hotel Gracie Shinjuku. Even if you do not stay at the hotel, you can see Godzilla Head up close by using this cafe. You can see the back of Godzilla from the cafe terrace. It is also possible to make Godzilla cry. If you touch Godzilla’s skin directly, you’ll start crying.

If you definitely want to go to this cafe, this day, it is better to make a reservation. If it is crowded, you may not be able to enter.

The specialty GODZILLA cake set is a must!

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Also, at this cafe, it is famous that Godzilla cake is prepared in the cafe menu. It is a stylish dessert with the footprints of Godzilla, etc., making it a pretty sweet dessert. It is a cake you want to eat with coffee and tea.

Also, at this cafe, it is famous that Godzilla cake is prepared in the cafe menu. It is a stylish dessert with the footprints of Godzilla, etc., making it a pretty sweet dessert. It is a cake you want to eat with coffee and tea.

Where can I meet Godzilla outside of Shinjuku?

Godzilla Head shinjuku

Shinjuku has a Shinjuku Toho Building with a Godzilla head, and Shinjuku Marui Annex has a Godzilla Store Tokyo. Here you can purchase various Godzilla goods, so it is a spot you want to stop by.

A Godzilla event will also be held. Rescue Tokyo in 60 minutes with the popular time in 2018, the popular time! The real escape game “Escape from Shin Godzilla” was also held in 2019 for a limited time. The location is the Tokyo Mystery Circus, right next to the neighborhood with Godzilla Head.

In this way, there are several spots of Godzilla in Shinjuku, but besides Shinjuku, there are several spots where you can meet Godzilla like Shinjuku’s Godzilla head. This time, I would like to introduce such a Godzilla spot specially.

[Hibiya] Hibiya Godzilla Square

Hibiya Godzilla Square

Hibiya Chanter is close to Hibiya Station and accessible from Yurakucho Station. The open space here is “Hibiya Godzilla Square”. It used to be called the “ Happiness Plaza ”, but it was renewed to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the opening of Hibiya Chanter, and it was named with the wish of making Hibiya, a movie and theater town, a Japanese broadway. .

The former statue of Godzilla was a statue of Godzilla with a total length of about 3 m made based on “Shin Godzilla” released in 2016. I would like to see a powerful Godzilla statue, a walk around Hibiya and Yurakucho.

[Hibiya] TOHO Cinemas Hibiya

godzilla statue

Here is the TOHO Cinemas Hibiya where the statue of Godzilla that once descended on the Hibiya Chanter plaza was displayed. This Godzilla statue was built to commemorate the release of the 22nd Godzilla movie “Godzilla VS Destroyer” released in 1995, and is 2.2 meters long including the pedestal.

Although it is a miniature that is about 1/100 the size of a real Godzilla, the eyes are sharp and the appearance with dynamism is quite real and powerful. The pedestal where Godzilla is placed is engraved with the last line of the first work, the name of the paleontologist Dr. Yamane (Takashi Shimura), “I do not think this Godzilla is the last one.”

Together with the words that leave this impression of Godzilla’s history, it is a statue that you should definitely appreciate. TOHO Cinemas Hibiya is located right next to Hibiya Chanter, so be sure to stop by.

[Shinagawa] Near Shinagawa Station

Godzilla still remain at Shinagawa Station

The first Godzilla, released in 1954, emerged from the ocean floor offshore, and Shinagawa is the point where it landed from Tokyo Bay. After that, the running train collides with Godzilla’s feet and derails, returning to Tokyo Bay again while destroying the overpass of Yatsuyama Bridge on the Keikyu Main Line.

That’s why there are many Godzilla sacred sites near Shinagawa Station. On the No. 1 platform where the Yamanote line runs, a silhouette of Godzilla is drawn on the plate of the birthplace of the railway.

In addition, “Godzilla landing point” is written on the surrounding guide map in front of Kita Shinagawa Station of Keihin Electric Express, and deformed Godzilla is blowing fire. The overpass of Yatsuyama Bridge is a 4-minute walk from Kitashinagawa Station and a 9-minute walk from Shinagawa Station. It is a recommended spot for excursions to Godzilla Holy Land Pilgrimage.

[Seijo] Toho Studio

Godzilla Head

Seijo area located in a residential area of ​​Setagaya. Here is Toho Studio, an Eastern movie and television studio. Painted on this wall are the “Seven Samurai,” a masterpiece movie produced at Toho Studios, and a huge picture of our friend Godzilla. And beside the gate is a bronze statue of Godzilla about 2m in size.

Both the mural and the Godzilla statue are outside the security of the studio, so it is possible for ordinary people to enter, so you can take a commemorative photo. There are promenades around here, so take a short stroll on your holiday and see Godzilla.

To get to Toho Studio, get off at Seijo Gakuen Station on the Odakyu Line and walk about 10 minutes from the south exit. Access is also convenient from Shinjuku, so be sure to go sightseeing with Godzilla Head.

[Chiba] National Museum of History and Folklore

National Museum of History and Folklore

National Museum of History and Folklore in Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture. This is a history museum that studies and displays Japanese history, folklore, and archeology. The Godzilla statue is displayed in the exhibition corner of the bikini atoll hydrogen bomb experiment in the sixth exhibition room here.

This statue of Godzilla was created based on the 1984 version of Godzilla, and is the last work of Tomomi Kobayashi, a sculptor who specializes in Toho’s special technology and has worked on Godzilla modeling. This Godzilla has a barking mechanism sometimes, so please watch it carefully when you visit.

To get to the National Museum of History and Folklore, take a 15-minute bus ride from JR Sakura Station North Exit No. 1 bus stop and get off at the National Museum Entrance or National History and Folklore Museum. A 15-minute walk from Keisei-Sakura Station or a 5-minute bus ride from the South Exit No.1, get off at the entrance to the National Museum or the National Museum of History and Folklore.

[Akita] Godzilla Rock

Godzilla rock

Akita Prefecture is a rock of Godzilla in the rocky shore called Shiosezaki in the Monzen district on the southwestern tip of Oshika City. At sunset, the backlit silhouette is as popular as Godzilla barking while igniting the sea, making it a typical tourist spot in Oshika City.

Godzilla Rock is near the lighthouse at Shiosezaki on Prefectural Road No. 59 Oga Shiokaze Road. Godzilla rock is a rocky place with very poor footing, and there are many large rocks. This superb view is a popular spot not only for tourists but also for locals, and it is said that it is crowded with many people in the evening. Be careful not to drop your equipment when shooting.

Let’s go to Shinjuku “Godzilla Head”!

Let's go see Godzilla at once

Godzilla head towers over the buildings of Kabukicho in Shinjuku. When you bark, you will definitely want to go to Shinjuku to meet Godzilla. Why don’t you stop by a Godzilla-related shop and spend a weekend of Godzilla? With families, couples, you should be able to have fun with various partners. If you have no plans next weekend, go to Shinjuku.