Adorable Godziham-kun is now in Awaji!


Of course, you know Godzilla, the iconic “kaiju” beast featured in many Japanese movies. How about Hamtaro, the cute character from the popular anime and manga series? Ok, you might know both, but did you know they have now come together to create a new creature called Godziham-kun?

Only on Awaji Island, come meet Godziham-kun in person. You can even play rock-paper-scissors with this adorable creation!

Godzilla x Hamtaro Collaboration


More than 20 years ago, 2 smash hit movies of drastically different genres, Godzilla and Hamtaro, premiered in Japanese theaters. Interestingly, both films were released as a double bill, so 1 ticket got you in to both movies. There were also special promotions, such as Godziham-kun keychain figures and other exclusive goods. These promotions contributed to both movies becoming some of the most successful films of the year.

In 2021, Godziham-kun made a comeback! New artwork and a lineup of fresh merchandise appeared, featuring plushes and snacks. Nijigen no Mori, an anime theme park, also joined the party, releasing lots of new goods and hosting events around this beloved character.

Godziham-kun Rock Paper Scissors Tournament

At Nijigen no Mori’s popular attraction “Godzilla Intercept Operation ~National Godzilla Awaji Research Center”, visitors get to meet Godziham-kun. Give a high-five to this historical character and take a photo standing side-by-side.

Not only that! Customers who have the “Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament Participation Ticket” can challenge Nijigen no Mori staff to a “Rock, Paper, Scissors” duel. Winners receive 2 original “Godzilla Intercept Operation” erasers, while those who lose still get one. What an incredible chance to get up close and personal with the cute, cool Godziham-kun!

Period: Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays until June 30th, 2025 (12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 4:00 PM)

Location: “Godzilla Intercept Operation” Godzilla Museum entrance

Participation: Free

When purchasing a set ticket, you will receive a “Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament Participation Ticket” at the attraction reception desk. Please bring your participation ticket with you to the Godzilla Museum entrance at the scheduled time.