How to get to Godzilla Head in Shinjuku
Kabukichō (歌舞伎町) is an entertainment and red-light district in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Kabukichō is the location of many host and hostess clubs, love hotels, shops, restaurants, and nightclubs, and is often called the “Sleepless Town” (眠らない街). Shinjuku Golden Gai, famous for plethora of small bars, is part of Kabukicho.
The district’s name comes from late-1940s plans to build a kabuki theater; although the theater was never built, the name stuck.
The area has many movie theatres, and is located near Shinjuku Station, Seibu Shinjuku Station, and several other major railway and subway stations.
“Godzilla Head in Kabukicho in Shinjuku”
Kabukicho used to be a dark and dangerous street, However in 2015, Japan’s largest film company group TOHO built the TOHO building here, since then, the atmosphere of the area has been changed.
The TOHO Group built a luxury hotel here, called “Gracery” and placed Godzilla head on the 8th floor of the building. And it became the landmark of the street. As a result, the atmosphere in the street is a bit more brighter and safer than in the past.
“How to see Godzilla head up close.“
There are two ways to see Godzilla head close. There is no admission fee, but to enter the lounge to get closer to Godzilla head, you should choose one of the ways following below:
- Stay at Hotel Gracery Shinjuku
- Use the cafe, Bonjour on the 8th floor of the building.
“Staying Hotel Gracery Shinjuku”
You can stay a night “Hotel Gracery Shinjuku” in TOHO building. The price per night is varies by season, but the average price is around $100.
You can check if the room is available for your schedule, you can use link below.
Booking.com “Hotel Gracery Shinjuku” : https://www.booking.com/hotel/jp/gracery-shinjuku.en.html?aid=1954041&no_rooms=1&group_adults=2
“Use a cafe in the building, Bonjour”
Even if you do not stay in the hotel, you can also get closer to Godzilla head. You can go to TOHO building 8th floor. And then, you will be able to find a cafe named “Bonjour”.
It is a bit more expensive than other cafe because it offers you special experience.
The price is around 900 YEN to 1,000 YEN($9 – $10 in USD). However, on that pice, you should add up 10% service charge and 8% consumption tax.
“When does Godzilla cry?”
You can see the Godzilla on the lounge in a cafe. And also, you can see and hear the crying sound of the Godzilla if the timing is good.
Godzilla cries every o’clock from 12:00 PM to 20:00 PM.
“Godzilla Souvenir Shop”
On the same floor, you can purchase Godzilla souvenirs. If you are a big fan of Godzilla or if you want to buy a special souvenir in Japan, you can send some money on it.
▵ Godzilla Themed-rooms or Godzilla View Rooms
“One More Thing, Staying in a Godzilla Themed Room at The Gracery Hotel.”
The Gracery Hotel also has special rooms with Godzilla Themes. Not all the rooms are decorated with Godzilla concept, only some special rooms are decorated like that.
The special rooms are a lot more expensive than normal rooms. The Godzilla-themed rooms started at 39,800 YEN when they appeared for the first time. However, nowadays, it is more expensive than that. You can check the price on the Gracery Hotel Website.
To reserve a Godzilla-themed rooms at Gracery Hotel Shinjuku, you need to visit “Gracery Hotel Website” However, this site only offers Japanese Language Only. So, it might be frustrating to foreigners. But, we have “GOOGLE Translation for Website”, You can use that, and make a reservation and stay in the themed room. For this, you will need this link below:
“Gracery Hotel Reserving Godzilla Room” : https://www1.fujita-kanko.co.jp/fujita-kanko/stay_pc/rsv/index.aspx?hi_id=53&lang=ja-JP
So far, I explained how to get to the Godzilla head close in Shinjuku, in Tokyo, in Japan. I hope you can plan and enjoy the best experience travelling in Japan.