My Shin Godzilla Places Pt 3

8.2.2020

With the fourth anniversary of the release of Shin Godzilla on July 29, 2016, it’s fitting to continue our journey to my favorite Shin Godzilla places. We now travel from the city limits to the amazing views of Inamuragaski. The travel time is about 1 hour and 30 and a short walk through the community. I didn’t know what to expect but when I arrived at the shore line and looked to my right, all I could say was, “Wow!” 行きましょう! Let’s go!

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Inamuragaski

Inamuragasaki (稲村ケ崎) is a cape at the western end of Yuigahama (Beach) in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. This is the famous cape and beach from which Shin Godzilla appears in his fourth form.

The Kamakura area is simply amazing and is definitely worth a day trip. There are many Shin Godzilla places to see. Inamuragaski is the first destination along the Big G’s path to Tokyo. It’s tempting to stay here all day and take in the awesome view of Mt Fuji. There’s a beach and surfers and a wonderful walk along the shore. From here we continue to Kamakura Seaside Park where we will find moms with their child enjoying the day together.

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Kamakura Seaside Park

Take a short ride from Inamuragaski to Seaside Park where Shin Godzilla makes a splash. The park is full of school students and young children with their parents as in the film. This trip is worth the time and effort.

Now it’s time to work out way back to Kamakura Station to enter Onarimachi and the Komachidori shopping street. These streets were made famous by the Shin Godzilla trailers. In 2016, the day before its opening, I headed here to take in the scenes.

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Onarimachi & Komachidori

Komachi Dori (Komachi Street) is a long shopping street in Kamakura. There are restaurants, shops, cafes and more. The many shoppers will conjure the scene of their swift retreat from the swirling tail of Shin Godzilla.

Next, let’s head over to the Kamakura Museum of Literature. It’s a bit of a walk through residential area and a narrow street, but the famous intersection will soon appear.

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Kamakura Museum of Literature

Stroll through a narrow residential area to the street corner not far from the Kamakura Museum of Literature. Cross the street and get a good view of where Shin Godzilla smashed his way to Tokyo. The Kamakura Museum of Literature (鎌倉文学館, Kamakura Bungakukan) is a small museum in Kamakura, displaying personal effects, manuscripts, first editions, and documents owned by well over a hundred writers of Japanese literature.

We are not done yet in Kamakura. Exit a side street on Komachidori, cross the train tracks, and walk along the Yokosuka Line to the famous train underpass where we can imagine Shin Godzilla plowing his way through town.

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Kamakura & Yokosuka Line

About a 12-minute walk from Onarimachi and Komachidori along a narrow winding road beside the Yokosuka train line.

My Shin Godzilla Places Part 1   Part 2     Part 4 is coming