Toho Cinema Godzilla

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Area: Shinjuku
Address: 1-19-1 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo [map]
Access: 181 m from Seibushinjuku Station Seibu Shinjuku Line (SS1)
0.6 km from Higashi-shinjuku Station Fukutoshin Line (C12)Oedo Line (E2)
0.6 km from Shinjuku Station Marunouchi Line (M8)Shinjuku Line (S1)Oedo Line (E27)Yamanote Line (JY17)Chūō Line (Rapid) (JC5)Chūō-Sōbu Line (JB30)Odakyu Odawara Line (OH1)Keiō Line (KO1)Keiō New Line (KO1)

As if Tokyo hadn’t been terrorised enough by the radiation-powered monster that is Godzilla, they’ve gone and installed a giant looming head in the heart of Shinjuku. Poking out from behind the Toho Cinema complex of Kabukicho, the 40-foot tall head very occasionally roars, and is actually a really handy meeting place. A tribute to the much loved creation of Toho themselves, Godzilla is an official tourism ambassador and special resident of Shinjuku, and even has the street leading up to his disembodied head named after him. As a general destroyer of landmarks including Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower and the Parliament Building, hopes are he might calm down now he has a landmark of his own.