Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji
“Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji - National Awaji-Island Institute of Godzilla Disaster” Opening October 10th!
~ The Only Attraction in the World Where the Colossal Power of Godzilla Can Be Experienced ~
TOKYO, October 8th, 2020 – The new entertainment attraction, “Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji - National Awaji-Island Institute of Godzilla Disaster”, where visitors can enjoy activities such as a zipline and a shooting game with the world-famous and Japanese pride “Godzilla” in its life-size form of 120 meters, will open in Hyogo Prefectural Awajishima Anime Park “Nijigen no Mori” on Saturday, October 10th, 2020 under the operation of Nijigennomori Co., Ltd.
■ Overview: New Attraction “Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji – National Awaji-Island Institute of Godzilla Disaster”
Official Name: “Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji - National Awaji-Island Institute of Godzilla Disaster”
Opening Date: Saturday, October 10th, 2020
Location: 2425 Kusumoto, Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture (near Nijigen no Mori's Mori no Terrace), "Godzilla Interception Operation" area / approx. 5,000㎡
The world's largest “Godzilla”, with a total length of around 120m, has appeared on Awaji Island. In the area which reproduces the world of Godzilla, participants will become members of the “Nation Awaji-Island Institute of Godzilla Disaster” by taking part in the zipline and the shooting game attractions, as well as enjoying the world's first permanent Godzilla Museum and a Godzilla inspired menu.
The attraction introduction video which can only be seen at this theater and was directed by Kazuhiro Nakagawa, who was elected for the “Young Filmmaker Development Project” by the “Agency for Cultural Affairs” in 2017, will be explaining the Godzilla appearance in Awaji Island as well as the “Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji”. The powerful scenes produced by TOHO, just like a real motion picture, will plunge the participants into Godzilla's world.
In addition, in this short movie will be starring sensational actors, such as Hirona Yamazaki, who is about to make her world debut in the Hollywood movie “Monster Hunter”, and Satoru Matsuo, who appeared in the movie “Shin Godzilla”.
A zipline to take part in surveillance activities of Godzilla which have been stopped.
After wearing a specialized harness, the participants will proceed to two courses: the “Internal Invasion Course” (162meters), and the “External Inspection Course” (152meters), to approach and observe Godzilla as well as to enjoy the thrill of its colossal power and imposing life-size presence.
3. Shooting Game Against Godzilla's Cells
A shooting game to destroy the cells scattered on the body of Godzilla with a specialized gun.
When the participants are hit by Godzilla's cells, points are deducted, so it is important to aim for a high score while avoiding attacks.
The world's first permanent “Godzilla Museum”.
Using the authentic Godzilla suits and buildings, dioramas are reproduced, such as the battle of Tokyo Station, which were also used during the “Shin Godzilla” (2016) production. Through the cooperation of TOHO Eizo Bijutsu Co., Ltd., on display are extremely valuable movie props such as modeling prototypes which can be appreciated by not only the fans, but by everyone else. Furthermore, the exposition includes around 100 additional kaiju (monsters) which TOHO have used in successive Godzilla works and that are indispensable to Godzilla movies production.
At the museum shop, there are more than 200 items, including exclusive goods which can only be purchased here.
5. Meals (Provided at the adjacent restaurant, “Mori no Terrace” and its food truck)
14 varieties of menu, prepared with care to make the best Godzilla inspired visual aspect such as the “Godzilla Curry”, a black curry made by adding red chili oil and using Awaji Island's onions to represent the wrath of the King of Monsters, or bacon and tomato in the shape of Godzilla's humongous tail, ham cutlets, an intense three-tiered hamburger steak, and much more, were born from the collaboration of Nijigen no Mori and Godzilla and now available here.
Hours of Operation: Attraction: 10:00 to 22:00 (Last Entry 20:00)
Museum: 10:00 to 22:00
Restaurant: 11:00 to 20:00 (Last Order 19:30)
Price: Adult (over 12 years old) / 3,800yen
Children (5 to 11 years old) / 2,200yen
*All prices include taxes
*Free for children of 4 years old and younger (they cannot take part in the attraction, but they can enter the museum)
*The attraction is limited to those who are 110cm or taller and weigh 25kg or more. For more details, please check our webpage.
NB: The description above is subject to change. The latest information will be released sequentially in the above website
◆ “Godzilla Interception Operation” Origin Story
The first time Godzilla was sighted was confirmed to be in the Meiji Era, when a typhoon struck Awaji Island at night.
Godzilla, who appeared in the mists of high waves, tramples the island, causing enormous damage. The government has been bracing themselves for a second attack. What everyone feared became a reality on Awaji Island. The government responded immediately. They guided Godzilla to Nijigen no Mori, stopped it from moving by putting explosives in the ground, and fired a missile with a sedative in its mouth. Godzilla finally froze in place.
Godzilla is currently being observed by the “National Awaji-Island Institute of Godzilla Disaster”, but it has only stopped momentarily, and it is unknown when it will start to move again. Your help is needed in order to monitor its behavior.
* You can see special previews from the links below.
First Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0T9Abe5yeA
Second Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sF4fECmnOo
■ Overview: Hyogo Prefectural Awajishima Park Anime Park "Nijigen no Mori"
Since 2008, Pasona Group has undertaken various regional revitalization initiatives to attract people to Awaji Island (Hyogo Prefecture), in cooperation with local municipalities and officials. In 2013, Hyogo Prefecture made a public appeal for private business proposals for Prefectural Awaji Island Park, and Pasona Group's proposal for an “Awaji Manga/Anime Island Project” was accepted. Since then, Pasona Group and Hyogo Prefecture have been advancing preparations for the project, with the goal of attracting new tourism to the area by utilizing its natural splendor and the globally popular Japanese manga and anime industries.
*For more details, please visit Nijigen no Mori's Website (https://nijigennomori.com/)
Safety Measures Taken Against COVID-19
In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Japan and overseas, and for customers to enjoy their time in Nijigen no Mori while having peace of mind, Nijigen no Mori puts the health and safety of the customers and the staff first.
We are currently implementing the following initiatives.
・ Alcohol dispensers have been placed at the entrance of our attractions and we ask for our customers' cooperation to disinfect their hands.
・ We ask of our customers to allow us to take their temperature with a non-contact thermometer
・ We apologize to customers with symptoms similar to colds, such as a fever (37.5 degrees or higher), and cough. We will ask those customers to please refrain from using our facilities.
・ For our indoor facilities, we carry out constant ventilation or regular ventilation about once every 30 minutes.
・ Once the number of participants of the attraction reaches a certain number, admission may be restricted.
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