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Planning a trip to Japan

Planning a trip to Japan


Nagoya 名古屋

Nagoya CastleNagoya Castle

I love Nagoya! And Nagoya is a great place for both Godzilla sightseeing and collecting. Nagoya is the sight of Godzilla’s appearance in Mothra vs Godzilla (1964). In Godzilla vs Mothra (1992), Battra smashed his way across Nagoya City tarrying down the landmark TV tower. There is a concentration of toy shops in Osu Kannon Temple to definitely check out!

Walking Map of Osu Kannon


Mandarake Nagoya まんだらけ名古屋店

Mandarake Nagoya

Japan, 〒460-0011 Aichi-ken, Nagoya-shi, Naka-ku, Ōsu, 3丁目18−18−21, www.mandarake.co.jp


キッズランド大須店

Kids Land

4 Chome-2-48 Ōsu, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 460-0011, Japan, shop.joshin.co.jp


Volks Nagoya ボークス名古屋ショールーム

Nagoya hobby shop

Japan, 〒460-0011 Aichi-ken, Nagoya-shi, Naka-ku, Ōsu, 4 Chome−1−71 矢場町中駒ビル 2F www.volks.co.jp


ゲイトウエイ Gateway

Gateway top shop in Nagoya

2 Chome-1701 Otsubo, Tenpaku Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 468-0072, Japan (〒468-0072 名古屋市天白区大坪2-1701, Hours: 1-8 PM (closed Mondays and Tuesdays) Nearest subway station: 塩釜口駅 – Shiogama guchi station


Nagoya is the home of great collectibles shops that include Mandarake and more than half a dozen shops at Osu Kannon Temple. Osu Kannon (大須観音, Ōsu Kannon) is a popular Buddhist temple in central Nagoya and only a few steps from Osu Kannon Station on the Tsurumai Subway Line. From Nagoya Station take the Higashiyama Subway Line and transfer to the Tsurumai Line at Fushimi Station. Thoroughly explore Osu shopping area. You won’t be disappointed. I walked there every Saturday morning from Nagoya Station. In the same vicinity there are several hobby shops where Godzilla items can be found.


Here’s a video of places to see in Nagoya along with a Google map of my favorite places and shops to see in Nagoya.

Download Osu Walking Map (pdf)

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