400-Foot Godzilla Currently Being Built
Japan’s Hyogo Prefecture’s Awaji Island doesn’t get too many tourists. It’s apparently a pleasant enough place, but it simply doesn’t have that many major attractions.
That’s all about to change.
Soon, there’s going to be a very big reason to visit Awaji: a massive 120-meter-long (393-foot) Godzilla statue. Punters will now be able to zip-line through the big fella or save Japan from one of his rampages.
Nijigen no Mori (2-D Forest) is an amusement park that offers both outdoor activities, like obstacle courses, and anime-related fun, such as its Naruto AR game.
The newest attraction, Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji, puts visitors in the role of members of the National Awaji Island Godzilla Research Centre. You’ll be called up for an operation to lure Godzilla to Awaji Island, trap him under an explosive-triggered rockslide, and blast him with a cell-freezing substance.
This, naturally, must be one of the most extreme methods possible: with zip-lining through the interior of Godzilla’s body and firing a rifle.
The 5,000-square metRE (53,820-square foot) Nijigen no Mori Godzilla zone is scheduled to open in the summer of 2020.