Godzilla-themed hotel in Japan offers special effects, trick walls

Godzilla-themed hotel in Japan offers special effects, trick walls

Fans of the Japanese monster, Godzilla, can look forward to staying in hotel themed from floor to ceiling with their favourite cinematic character in Tokyo's bustling entertainment and shopping district in Shinjuku.

Hotel Gracery Shinjuku, under Japanese hotel group Fujita Kanko, opened its doors last week to welcome guests into its 970-room establishment which houses two types of Godzilla-themed rooms, coupled with special effects and trick walls.

These themed room are so popular, they have been booked for months, said the hotel.

The Godzilla Room is located on the top floor and boasts a Godzilla-themed interior including wall panels and a trick wall with special effects. The room also features a life-size replica of the monster's claw looming over the bed and a standing figure of the reptilian creature.

Guests can also choose one of six Godzilla View Rooms, where they can see from their windows a life-size replica of Godzilla's head on the hotel's eighth-floor terrace.

Godzilla Room guests can also bring home original memorabilia not available anywhere else.

These rooms have the same interior as the hotel's other guest rooms.

The hotel, which occupies twenty-three floors of the new Shinjuku Toho Building in Kabukicho, is part of an entertainment complex which has 12 cinema theatres and various dining and amusement facilities.

Godzilla made its movie debut in 1954 as a monster in a film by Japanese director, Ishirō Honda, and has since gained international stardom. It has appeared as the titular character in two Hollywood movies in 1998 and 2014.

For more information, visit http://shinjuku.gracery.com

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