Godzilla Head
Godzilla Head
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Neighbourhood: Shinjuku
Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and contains the busiest train station in the world. To the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the east, there’s a district with long-established department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.
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  • TheLeongOhana
    United States7,517 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s Godzilla
    Coming back to Shinjuku during June I finally found the time to go see Godzilla. Our view unfortunately was just from the street level. I read that one could get up close by entering through Hotel Gracery and go up to the reception. Godzilla is just outside on the balcony. However since we had to make sure we fell in line early at our sushi restaurant, we were not able to view the show (roars and smoke) which happens every hour from noon until 8pm. Still a novel site to see in Shinjuku.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 July 2023
  • pyt_go_girl
    Canadian Rockies, Canada169 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Godzilla head on top of Hotel Gracery
    If you happen to be in Shinjuku then go see the Godzilla head on top Of Hotel Gracery. There are many streets around the area as well you can explore. Also many department stores for shopping. Worth a visit during the day but if you like nightlife also good to come for bar hopping if you're into that. This area kinda feels like Times Square NYC. Very different from Shibuya
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 November 2023
  • AMJ
    119 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Head but terrace is closed
    I was looking forward to going to the terrace and eating in the cafe, but they are closed "for safety reasons" - boooooo hisssss. Anyway, I'm glad I made the trip to see the head, its really cool looking from street level and a really unique thing. I hope the terrace is back open in the future.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 January 2024
  • Niki
    Tauranga, New Zealand1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Godzilla a fun stay
    Very nice hotel, great staff with exceptional customer service. I was there for New Years day and there was a performance in the lobby which was fabulous. The only downside was that we couldn’t go outside and see Godzilla up close and personal, which was a little bit of a shame. Location was great, close to train stations shops, restaurants, bars. I would recommend
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 January 2024
  • ontariomom870
    Toronto, Canada328 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Time your visit to see smoke/lights/roar (top of the hour)
    A must see for any Godzilla fan. Head sits on top of building but is very visible and lights up, roars and expels smoke for about a minute at top of each hour. While there google Godzilla shop which is located within a tiny mall about 12 minutes walk from here
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 March 2024
  • John and Deb K
    Karratha, Australia776 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun to Look at
    Probably great for the children, it is a depiction of Godzilla. If you are staying at the hotel you can go up to the floor, or if you want to buy something from the cafe you can go up. Otherwise just a view from the street.Many people just taking photos from the street.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 March 2024
  • msa23_2000
    Chino Hills, California1,451 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you’re there - then stop and take a photo, but I wouldn’t make a special trip just for this
    The neighborhood is worth a visit. I walked by on my own and did not notice Godzilla. Then I returned walking through a tour and saw it. Made a great photo and made me smile. If you’re there be sure to look up, see it, and snap a photo. But if you’re not over in the Shinjuku area I wouldn’t go out of my way just for Godzilla.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 May 2024
  • Simon A
    Melbourne, Australia30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our meeting place in Shinjuku…
    He was our meeting place in Shinjuku. He’s beautiful, but on visiting him every night for a week, we never saw him growl or glow. We just watched him from the street, an didn’t go up to hotel bar to view. He is a great photo op…and meeting place…
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 June 2024
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ontariomom870
Toronto, Canada328 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A must see for any Godzilla fan. Head sits on top of building but is very visible and lights up, roars and expels smoke for about a minute at top of each hour.

While there google Godzilla shop which is located within a tiny mall about 12 minutes walk from here
Written 17 March 2024
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Simon A
Melbourne, Australia30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
He was our meeting place in Shinjuku. He’s beautiful, but on visiting him every night for a week, we never saw him growl or glow. We just watched him from the street, an didn’t go up to hotel bar to view. He is a great photo op…and meeting place…
Written 18 June 2024
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John and Deb K
Karratha, Australia776 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Probably great for the children, it is a depiction of Godzilla. If you are staying at the hotel you can go up to the floor, or if you want to buy something from the cafe you can go up. Otherwise just a view from the street.Many people just taking photos from the street.
Written 31 March 2024
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sophia
Japan37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
This street is in Kabukicho.
Suddenly, I heard Godzilla's voice as I was walking down this path.
Looking up at what happened, I saw Godzilla's head over the building.
Maybe Godzilla's head appears regularly.
What a wonderful event!
Written 6 April 2020
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Abovetheclouds
2,077 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Had I not been with someone, I would not have noticed this head popping out from above! Pretty cool. Your likely to visit the area, so have a look. Don't make a special trip unless your a fan! Located near the entrance of Shinjuku TOHO Building of Shinjuku, Kabukicho. I saw it in the day but I hear that it's better to see at night. Apparently it roars on the hour between noon and 20:00.
Written 1 June 2023
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,957 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
I expected a bit more just based on my research on the Shinjuku area. I saw the Godzilla head many times and it was fun at first but I never really paid attention to it afterwards. It might be because Covid, but I never saw any show or anything. I guess I expected a bit more, it was just underwhelming. Either way, see it once if in the area, but it is not a must see.
Written 16 July 2021
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D K
10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Godzilla is located in an adult oriented area of Shinjukyu. On a periodic basis, you will hear loud noises and see smoke and lights coming from Godzilla's mouth. As a fan of Godzilla growing up this was a must see attraction for me during my Toyko visit.
Written 18 May 2023
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Melissa
27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
If you're in the area, give it a go. Kids would love it. Its loud, has lights, some smoke, kinda a Tokyo thing.
W stayed at the hotel there, so was up close to it, but think its better from the streer
Written 17 March 2020
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AMJ
119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I was looking forward to going to the terrace and eating in the cafe, but they are closed "for safety reasons" - boooooo hisssss.
Anyway, I'm glad I made the trip to see the head, its really cool looking from street level and a really unique thing. I hope the terrace is back open in the future.
Written 29 January 2024
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Gene A
Eugene, OR61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We have two boys 11 and 13 who really wanted to see the Godzilla sites while in Tokyo, so after they were very disappointed about the size of the statue in Gadzilla square the Godzilla head in Shinjuku became a must. The view from the street is ok, but we learned the trick from a very helpful young lady in the lobby of the cinema below the head. She said quietly to take the elevator to the 8th floor for the lobby of the Gracery Hotel, supposed to only be for hotel guest but we were quite as we strolled over to the exterior deck that housed the huge replica and were able to get some amazing pictures. A big thanks to that young lady for the advice, it made our boys trip and hopefully helps you too!
Written 7 January 2020
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