Lots of visitors to Tokyo often take day-trips to the likes of Nikko, Hakone and Kamakura after spending a few days in the capital city. It’s a similar story for Godzilla in ‘Shin Gojira‘ (2016) as he ends up in the latter having first arrived in Shinagawa and Ota wards respectively.
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The many temples are of course the main reason anyone visits Kamakura but not for Tokyo Fox though who was on a mission to locate the filming locations from what was the 31st installment in the Godzilla franchise. The radioactive lizard emerges from the ocean on 39 minutes as he arrives at Cape Inamura which is just a few minutes away on foot from Inamuragaseki station on the Enoden Line. He is first seen in the distance next to Enoshima, and the huge greenhouse structure of the Samuel Cocking Garden can be seen protruding from the island if you really zoom in on the screenshot below!
Moments later he comes on land (below) at Kamakura Kaihin Park (4-7-1 Yuigahama) next to Yuigahama Beach. This is a half hour walk from the previous locale or Yuigahama Station is just over five minutes walk away if you prefer.
Just a few minutes to the south-west of Enoshima Station is the next shooting location (below) as the monster’s tail is seen skimming the roof tops of the Niikura Homemade Jam (2-10 Onarimachi) store.
On the other side of the road is Bistrot Orange (2-13 Onarimachi) which is the one with the sloping roof (below).
A sign for the Kamakura Museum of Literature can be (vaguely) seen next to the traffic lights in the top left corner as Godzilla continues his rampage on 40 minutes. This filming location (below) is on Route 311, just a few minutes away from Yuigahama Station. The address of the building on the left is 3-12-19 Yuigahama and the one on the right is at 2-4-34 Hase.
The next locale is this bridge (below) which is half way between Kita-Kamakura and Kamakura stations on the Yokosuka Line. 28-1 Ogigayatsu is the address for the building next to the bridge if you want to put it in to your maps app. It’s about 15 minutes on foot from either station.
I’m not sure where the shot below was taken. I’m guessing it’s still along the Enoden Line but can confirm it’s not at Kita Kamakura, Yuigahama or Inamuragaseki stations. It looks like it’s where there is just a single track and I guess it was filmed from the platform. However, I have no idea where it is. If you think you know, then let me know in the comments or tweet me using @tokyofox
It was blazing sunshine when I walked round these five locale spots in Kamakura. I combined it with a few other sights but for those purely focusing on Godzilla filming locations, a minimum of two hours is probably needed if doing it on foot.
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