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There's a 12 metre Godzilla head looming over Tokyo

If you hapeen to pass through Kabukicho, a red-light district in Tokyo, this week, prepare to be terrified. Mounted on the roof of a new hotel and entertainment complex is a 12m bust of Godzilla, protagonist of the 1954 film and all-round terrifying monster.


This is, of course, a publicity stunt, meant to encourage passerby to check out the new Gracery Hotel, owned by Toho, the studio behind the original film and a new reboot due to be released next year. Call us crazy, but we kind of think it’ll do exactly the opposite. 

Take this room, yours for £80 a night and complete with a rather unsettling view of the lizard’s furious eye: 

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Let’s just say you wouldn’t get much sleep. For £200 a night, you can also sleep in room with a giant Godzilla claw smashing through its wall. 

Down on the street, however, pedestrians don’t seem particularly bothered by it:

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Then again, maybe they just haven’t looked up yet. But we’ll see who’s laughing when it starts eating the townsfolk.
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