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    GODZILLA MINUS ONE Filming Location Tour in Hamamatsu City

     Photo courtesy of Central Nippon Exis Co. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.

    Source: Central Nippon Exis Co., Ltd. press release
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    Photo courtesy of Central Nippon Exis Co. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.

    Central Nippon Exis Co., Ltd. Enshu Branch (Hamamatsu City, Branch Manager Keiji Kawarazaki) has launched a special event to celebrate the release of the new movie GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan). The GODZILLA MINUS ONE Release Commemoration Special Project: Filming Location Tour! (『ゴジラ-1.0』公開記念 特別企画 ロケ地周遊作戦!, Gojira-1.0 Kōkai Kinen Tokubetsu Kikaku Roke-chi Shūyū Sakusen!) will run through January 2024 at EXPASA Hamanako (Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture) on the E1 Tomei Expressway.

    Hamamatsu City, where the EXPASA Hamanako shopping and dining area is located, was one of the filming locations for the movie, and this event will allow Godzilla fans and non-fans alike to enjoy first-hand sites seen in the film.







      Filming Location Tour! Details

    Location: E1 Tomei EXPASA Lake Hamanako
    Dates: Saturday, October 28, 2023 - Wednesday, January 31, 2024*
    Godzilla Menu will be available from Saturday, October 28 - Thursday, November 30, 2023

    *Dates and hours vary depending on the event.

     Photo courtesy of Central Nippon Exis Co. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.

    1: Operation "1/1 Gigantic Full-Scale Godzilla Footprint Search" 

    Godzilla-1.0, has landed at EXPASA Hamanako! Follow his path in the outdoor event space to see a huge life-size footprint measuring 15.2 meters in length and 11.1 meters in width (Approximately 50 x 36 feet). Experience the full-scale footprints of Godzilla!






    2: Operation "Finish the Godzilla Menu"

    From Saturday, October 28 to Thursday, November 30, 2023, select local restaurants are offering a "Godzilla Menu" with a super-sized portions.

     Photo courtesy of Central Nippon Exis Co. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.

    ◆ Lake View Food Pavilion Kohan (こはん, Ko-han)

    Kohan is selliing two meal sizes of fried chicken coated in Godzilla-colored batter, sprinkled with bamboo charcoal and topped with soy bean sauce.

    ● Godzilla Fried Chicken Bowl - Godzilla Serving (ゴジラ唐揚丼(ゴジラ盛り), Gojira tō-age Donburi - Gojira-mori)
    Contents: 16 Pieces of Fried Chicken
    Price: 2,200円 (Approximately $14.70 US, Tax Included)

    ● Godzilla Fried Chicken Bowl
    Contents: 8 Pieces of Fried Chicken
    Price: 1,200円 (Approximately $8.02 US, Tax Included)


     Photo courtesy of Central Nippon Exis Co. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.

    ◆ Gyoza/Ramen Hall (餃子・ラーメン館, Gyōza Rāmenkan)
    Business Hours: Weekdays 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. / Weekends 10:30a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Gyoza/Ramen Hall is selliing two sizes of a hearty pork bone soy sauce ramen with chashu (barbecue pork), topped with wood ear (mushrooms) and red ginger to resemble the color of Godzilla.

    Godzilla Ramen - Godzilla Serving (ゴジララーメン(ゴジラ盛り), Gojira Rāmen  - Gojira-mori
    Double Noodles, 12 Pieces of Barbecue Pork
    Price: 2,000円 (Approximately $13.36 US, Tax Included)

    Godzilla Ramen
    Contents: Noodles, 9 Pieces of Barbecue Pork
    Price: 1,500円 (Approximately $10.02 US, Tax Included)


    Photo courtesy of Central Nippon Exis Co. © TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.

    3: Operation "Special Exhibition of Godzilla Movie Posters and Costumes from GODZILLA MINUS ONE"

    There is an exhibition of posters from the past 29 Japanese Godzilla movies and costumes from GODZILLA MINUS ONE. A special video is also being shown.

    Location: Special Venue at the Food Pavilion with a View of the Lake
    Exhibition Period: Saturday, October 28, 2023 - Wednesday, January 31, 2024
    Costume Display Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.





    GODZILLA MINUS ONE, the latest movie in the Godzilla series, will be released in Japan on November 3 and open in North American cinemas on December 1, 2023. For more on information, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan...

    About Central Nippon Exis Co., Ltd.

    Central Nippon Exis is a real estate company that leases restaurants, food stores, and commercial facilities in service area.


    About Toho Co. Ltd.

    Toho Company provides high-quality entertainment to a wide range of customers through its film production, distribution, and exhibition business, which is solidly supported by its real estate business including the Shinjuku Toho Building and Hibiya Chante, animation production, DVD software production and sales, and TOHO Cinemas' efforts to expand its network of multiplex cinemas. Among these, "Godzilla," which has been around since 1954, is Toho's flagship IP that has many fans around the world and has been loved for many years.


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