A Review of the Godzilla Interception Operation at the Awaji Island National Institute of Godzilla Disaster

Suddenly, everyone wants to go to Nijigen no Mori Theme Park on Awaji Island. It’s no wonder! Did you hear about the Godzilla attraction there?

In the “Godzilla Interception Operation” we become a member of the Awaji Island National Institute of Godzilla Disaster (NIGOD) and leap into action on various missions. Godzilla has landed on Awaji Island, and as we step into the story, we feel the immense power of this giant to the max. The overpowering presence of the 120-meter-long life-size Godzilla makes this an absolutely unmissable Instagrammable photo spot. Here we bring you every detail of our experience at the Godzilla Interception Operation including fees, estimated time needed and much more

Godzilla Interception Operation at the Awaji Island National Institute of Godzilla Disaster (NIGOD)

Opening on October 10th, 2020, this became the world’s first permanent Godzilla-themed attraction. Excitement is also growing overseas about this new addition to the Cool Japan craze under the name “Godzilla Interception Operation-National Godzilla Awajishima Research Center”.

Let’s take a closer look at this amazing spectacle, as well as the innovative dishes it inspired at restaurants, and shops to purchase limited edition goods.

Watch as Godzilla Lands on Awaji Island Through The Power of Cinema!

Pre-Attraction Theater

As our experience begins, we witness Godzilla landing on Awaji island before our eyes in the impressive theater. Visuals produced by Toho Studio join a stellar cast of actors as they report the moment Godzilla steps foot on land. As we watch, the situation we face becomes all too real.

Take on the mission to infiltrate Godzilla’s life-size body!

Zip Line

After the cinematic experience, it’s finally time to start the mission. Choose either the “Inner Body Observation Course” or the “Outer Body Observation Course” to approach Godzilla by zip line and explore the lifeforms in the belly of the beast.

In the photo above, check out how Godzilla’s massive size dwarfs the little human.

Shudder with fear as you taste how it feels to be devoured by the Kaiju (monster). As you progress through the experience, look forward to discovering what happens inside Godzilla’s body.

Even viewed from the side, it’s an intimidating sight. Godzilla’s body is about 120 meters long in total, but is partly buried underground, so only the face and upper body are exposed. This part alone is 55 meters long, 25 meters wide and 23 meters high.

Destroy the “Godzilla cells

Anti-Godzilla Cell Shooting Challenge

After successfully infiltrating Godzilla’s body in the 1st stage of the mission, we use our special gun to kill the scattered Godzilla cells. Feel the exhilaration of destroying Godzilla cells in this shooting game experience.

A Fascinating Treasure Trove for Fans in This Exhibition

Godzilla Museum

After battling the Godzilla cells, head into the Godzilla Museum, open only to those who have gone through the attraction. This exhibit alone is worth the price of admission with a priceless collection of exhibits and dioramas on display.

Not only Godzilla fans but even newbies are sure to enjoy the powerful scene sets and monster figures from past films. The voice guidance (available in English and Chinese) is highly recommended to get the most from your experience.

Limited Edition Godzilla Goods and Cute Souvenirs

Gift Shop

Pick up original Godzilla goods and souvenirs at the shop next to the restaurant Mori no Terrace. Anyone can come in, so feel free to stop by anytime.

It’s Fun at First Sight with a Variety of Godzilla Themed Dishes on The Menu

Mori no Terrace

A delicious meal at Mori no Terrace is a great way to finish the day after the excitement of the attraction. You’ll find many original dishes with Godzilla themed designs. The images above are “Godzilla Curry, King of Monsters” and “Mothra White Curry”.

Everyone loves this cute Godzilla puff. Gobble up this great little monster.

Check out the article below to find out more about the Mori no Terrace food court and its feast for the senses. Fun to see and taste.

Attraction Time Required and Basic Information

For the Godzilla Interception Operation ~National Godzilla Awajishima Research Center, about 1.5 to 2 hours should be enough to go through the experience and visit the Godzilla Museum.

See the table below for pricing.

Customer CategoryPriceIncluded contents
Adult (12 years old and over)
height: over 120cm
weight: 25kg-110kg
3,800 yen・Pre-theater
・Zipline (1 time)
・Anti-Godzilla Cell Shooting
・Godzilla Museum
・Kids’ Park “Kaijyu no Mori” (You can attend if your child goes to Kids’ Park)  
Child (taller) (11 years old or under / Elementary school students and under)
height: over 120cm
weight: 25kg-110kg  
2,200 yen・Pre-theater
・Zipline (1 time)
・Anti-Godzilla Cell Shooting
・Godzilla Museum  
Child (shorter) (11 years old or under / Elementary school students and under)
height: less than 120 cm
weight: less than 25 kg
1,700 yen・Pre-theater
・Anti-Godzilla Cell Shooting
・Godzilla Museum
・Kids’ Park, “Kaiju no Mori” 

Access to Nijigen no Mori

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Address 2425-2 Kusumoto, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-2301
TEL 0799-64-7061
Official Web Site https://nijigennomori.com/
Reservations https://ticket.nijigennomori.com/en/
Operation Hours Everyday10:00-22:00
*Each attraction has a different last reception time and closing time.

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In conclusion, we found that the “Godzilla Interception Operation ~National Godzilla Awajishima Research Center~” offers an awesome experience you’ll never forget. The zip line diving straight into Godzilla’s body is a sensation only possible here. Anyone interested should definitely give it a try.

The park is packed with plenty of attractions from the world of anime. It’s the perfect place to spend the day, whether to play with your dog, or just enjoy a picnic. There are more than enough attractions here to fill your day with fun and physical activity.

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