Path of Godzilla



In the story, there are depictions of ships communicating with each other via radio. In the same way, train radios that allow communication between stations and command centers and running trains are now available, but in 1947 (Showa 22), train radios were being tested in only a small part of Japan. At that time, it was just being done, and it was far from being put into practical use. It was impossible to use radio to call nearby trains to make an emergency stop.


In the film, the very existence of Godzilla was hidden from the general public. In other words, from the point of view of the general public, all the action begins once a mysterious, gigantic creature has landed in Shinagawa, and of course the same is true for railway employees.


Even if someone called Yurakucho Station and said, “A giant creature has landed, stop the train,”it would be difficult for employees who had not yet seen Godzilla to believe what was being said on the phone.


On top of that, the same siren as an air raid warning is sounded to announce the evacuation from Godzilla. This is the sound of the warning that people heard many times during the war, and each time they were forced to evacuate. It’s no wonder that the first thing we do is run away from the danger that is right in front of us.


Estimated path of Godzilla. This is a topographic map from 1947 (Showa 22), the same year that Godzilla landed in the film. The route of landing from near Shinagawa, passing through Shibaura and Shinbashi, and ending on the Tsukiji side to Ginza is the same as the original Godzilla, which was released in 1954 (Showa 29). In addition, in the 1984 (Showa 59) release of “Godzilla,”the pier where they landed is not clearly specified in the movie, but in the novelized version of “New Godzilla,”published in the same year, it is It is written that after passing through the market, in front of Tsukiji Honganji Temple, he turned left and entered Harumi Street, which is also the same route.

※このページの地図は、時系列地形図閲覧サイト「今昔マップon the web」((C)谷謙二)により作成したものです。

※ The map on this page was created using the chronological topographic map viewing site “Konjaku Map on the web” ((C) Kenji Tani).

Map label
東京駅 Tokyo Station
有楽町駅 Yurakucho Station
新橋駅 Shinbashi Station
築地中央卸売市場 Tsukiji Central Wholesale Market
浜松町駅 Hamamatsucho Station
田町駅 Tamachi Station
品川駅 Shinagawa Station

Source: しらゆき創作工房 街と電車と其の怪物 稲本海 ゴジラ-1.0, The City, the Train, and the Monster (Kai Inamoto) Godzilla-1.0