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    Popular Godzilla Real Escape Game Gets Extended Run at Atami Bay Resort

    The Godzilla Real Escape Game will run an additional 2 months at the Atami Korakuen Hotel. Photo courtesy of SCRAP. ©SCRAP TM & © TOHO CO.

    Author: Keith Aiken
    Source: SCRAP press release
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    Due to popular demand, the run of the "Godzilla Approaching: Hotel Escape" (ゴジラ迫るホテルからの脱出, Gojira Semaru Hoteru Kara no Dasshutsu) Real Escape Game in Atami has been extended by 2 months.

    Developed by SCRAP Co., Ltd. (Location: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Representative: Takao Kato) in partnership with Tokyo Dome Resort Operations Co., Ltd. (Location: Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Representative: Takayuki Iwase), the game launched on Friday, May 27, 2022 and was originally scheduled to end on Sunday, March 26, 2023.  The event will now run through Sunday, May 28, 2023, giving participants a chance to flee from Godzilla during Japan's Golden Week holiday season (Saturday, April 29 - Friday, May 5).

    The game features the new Atami Godzilla design. Photo courtesy of SCRAP. ©SCRAP TM & © TOHO CO.

    SCRAP debuted their first Real Escape Game -- known in Japan as  "Real D Game" (リアル脱出ゲーム, Riaru Dasshutsu Gēmu) -- in 2007. Since then, more than 9.4 million people have participated in the events, which expand on the "escape room" premise to give players a daring live action, interactive entertainment experience.  Real Escape Games have been held in venues across Japan, as well as Shanghai, Taiwan, Singapore, San Francisco, and other places around the world.

    Also known as "Atami Godzilla Escape" (熱海ゴジラ脱出, Atami Gojira Dasshutsu), the Godzilla event is held at Atami Bay Resort Korakuen, a tourist retreat complex that includes the Atami Korakuen Hotel, which opened 1965. Atami was the site of the final battle in the 1962 film KING KONG VS. GODZILLA (キングコング対ゴジラ, Kingu Kongu Tai Gojira), and has been the setting for various monster movies and special effects films. Events related to monsters are held there on an ongoing basis, and the area is now referred to as the "sacred land of monster movies."

    With the cooperation of Toho Co., SCRAP has used Atami as the stage for a special experience that sets itself apart from the standard escape games. Visitors can enjoy an original story that ties back directly to the events of KING KONG VS. GODZILLA, with new film footage depicting Godzilla's attack on present-day Atami. In addition, the Godzilla featured in the Real Escape Game is a new design -- primarily based on the Heisei Godzilla but with some Showa attributes plus more modern-style craggy dorsal fins -- that is exclusive to this event.

    There are two versions of "Godzilla Approaching: Hotel Escape" to choose from. The longer "Overnight Course" allows players to fully enjoy the resort, which is located in a perfect location overlooking the night view of Atami and the Sagami Sea. The "Day Course" is a more lighthearted game that allowsplayers to easily balance Atami sightseeing and puzzle-solving. Both courses have proven popular with participants. The average event time is 4.5 to 6 hours, more than double the play of other Real Escape Games.


    Photo courtesy of SCRAP. ©SCRAP TM & © TOHO CO.


    Ladies and gentlemen, please take a look.
    This blue skies, the wide ocean, the hot springs of Atami, and...

    ... is that "Godzilla"???!!!

    Players will find a mysterious attaché case containing Godzilla documents in their room. Photo courtesy of SCRAP. ©SCRAP TM & © TOHO CO.


    After fighting King Kong, the giant monster Godzilla sank into the sea off Atami. At the Atami Bay Resort Korakuen, which opened three years later, a researcher secretly appointed by the government conducted an ecological survey of Godzilla.

    That investigation was terminated 30 years ago, but you, a researcher for Pacific Pharmaceuticals, have received a report that, for the first time in the past 60 years, sea water temperatures in the Atami area have risen significantly in just a matter of days.You head to the Atami Korakuen Hotel, where the front desk personell give you the manager's business card and a key to your room... which contains a mysterious attaché case.

    Scanning the QR code on the business card unlocks a video of the hotel manager, explaining that the attaché case contains old documents related to Godzilla that must be deciphered.

    So, the game begins!

    When you solve all the mysteries of the documents, you will receive a message from the doctor who created them. It turns out that there are even more documents hidden in the hotel.

    Uncover signs of Godzilla around the hotel! Photo courtesy of SCRAP. ©SCRAP TM & © TOHO CO.

    With the cooperation and instruction of the hotel staff, you will be able to explore places that ordinary guests are not allowed to enter. The scope of exploration includes not only your own room and the hotel building, but also the outside areas.

    As you investigate the traces of Godzilla, you will strongly feel the disturbing signs of Godzilla's return. And that premonition will eventually develop into an epic battle that engulfs the entire city of Atami.

    An anomaly occurs at sea.
    A forgotten laboratory somewhere in the hotel.
    And mysterious documents left behind by a now deceased doctor.
    Is Godzilla's attack now inevitable?
    Will you be able to protect Atami, or even Japan, from Godzilla?


    Real Escape Game "Godzilla Approaching: Hotel Escape" Overview

    ■ Event  Period
    Friday, May 27, 2022 - Sunday, May 28, 2023

    ■ Reservations
    Reservations for dates up to Sunday, March 26, 2023 are now being accepted.

    The Atami Korakuen Hotel. Photo courtesy of SCRAP. ©2023 Atami Korakuen Hotel

    ■ Venue
    Atami Bay Resort Korakuen
    10-1, Wadahamaminami-cho,Atami-shi, Shizuoka, Japan, 413-8626

    ■ Overnight Course Play Format
    Number of Participants: 1 to 4 People
    Location:Indoor/Outdoor Tour
    Duration: 4.5 to 6 Hours
    Check-In Time: 4:00 p.m.
    Check-Out Time: 10:00 a.m.
    There will be a part of the event held outside with transportation between buildings of Atami Bay Resort Korakuen.
    Some facilities will be closed at 11:30 p.m. We recommend starting the game by 18:00 to avoid the possibility of not being able to fully enjoy the performance.

    ■ Fees
    Room Charge + Real Escape Game Fee: From 5,250円 (Approximately $39.25 U.S.) Per Person*
    Maximum of 4 Guests Per Room.
    *Real Escape Game Fee is 21,000円 (Approximately $157.01 U.S.) Per Room.
    For more information about room rates, please check the the official website of the Atami Korakuen Hotel.

    ■ Day Course Play Format
    Number of participants:1 or More People
    Location:Indoor/Outdoor Tour
    Duration: 2 to 3 hours
    Kit Pick-Up Time: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

     ■ Fees
    Real Escape Game Fee: From 2,900円 (Approximately $21.68 U.S.) Per Person
    *Some scenes are outside due to movement between buildings of "Atami Bay Resort Korakuen".
    *There is no time limit, but some places are only accessible from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., so plan accordingly.

    Photo courtesy of SCRAP. ©2023 Atami Korakuen Hotel



    SCRAP has released several limited edition tie-in products featuring their exclusive Atami-Godzilla (熱海ゴジラ, Atami Gojira) design. These items can be purchased at the Atami Bay Resort Korakuen and online from the SCRAP Goods Shop.

    Photo courtesy of SCRAP. ©SCRAP TM & © TOHO CO.

    ■ "Godzilla Approaching: Hotel Escape" One Day Course Mystery Solving Kit (ゴジラ迫るホテルからの脱出 日帰りコース謎解きキット, Gojira Semaru Hoteru Kara no Dasshutsu Higaeri kōsu Nazotoki Kitto)
    Price: 2,900円 (Approximately $21.68 U.S.)


    Photo courtesy of SCRAP. ©SCRAP TM & © TOHO CO.

    ■ Mystery Solving Commemorative Set (謎解き記念セット,  Nazotoki Kinen Setto)
    Price: 2,300円  (Approximately $17.26 U.S.)
    Sticker: W100 x H100mm (W3.9 x H3.9 Inches)
    Hotel Keychain: W80 x H15 x D10mm (W3.2 x H0.6 x D0.4 Inches)
    Door Placards: W92 x H207mm (W3.6 x H8.2 Inches)


    Photo courtesy of SCRAP. ©SCRAP TM & © TOHO CO.

    ■ Hand Towel (手ぬぐい,  Tenugui)
    Price: 1,800円 (Approximately $13.51 U.S.)
    Size: Approx. W900 x H340mm (W35.4 x H13.4 Inches) 


    Photo courtesy of SCRAP. ©SCRAP TM & © TOHO CO.

    ■ Mystery Solving Clear File (謎解きクリアファイル, Nazotoki Kuria Fairu)
    Price: 1,000円 (Approximately $7.50 U.S.)
    Size: A4 (W8.3 x H11.7 Inches)









     Photo courtesy of SCRAP. ©SCRAP TM & © TOHO CO.

    ■ Acrylic Key Ring (アクリルキーホルダー,  Akuriru Kīhorudā)
    Price: 800円 (Approximately $6.00 U.S.)
    Size: Approx. W57 x H75mm (W2.2 x H3 Inches)

    Photo courtesy of SCRAP. ©SCRAP TM & © TOHO CO.

    ■ Successful Escape Sticker Set (脱出成功ステッカーセット, Dasshutsu Seikō Sutekkā Setto)
    Price: 300円 (Approximately $2.25 U.S.)
    Circular: φ55mm (2.2 Inches)
    Square: W50 x H50mm (W2 x H2 Inches)


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    About SCRAP

    SCRAP Co., Ltd. was established in 2007 as a free paper publishing company in Kyoto, Japan  (The free paper is now on hiatus). SCRAP has become popular for hosting and producing immersive and adventurous puzzle events; renting out amusement parks and stadiums to create real-life escape games, creating riddles for books, apps, and TV programs, and helping companies plan mystery-solving promotional events. Their live action Real Escape Games have been held in schools, abandoned hospitals, amusement parks, stadiums, and churches across Asia, and made their U.S debut in San Francisco in 2012. Riding on their momentum, the company has also launched a fan club, "Detective Boys SCRAP Club" (少年探偵SCRAP団, Shonen Tantei SCRAP-dan). SCRAP continues to collaborate with TV stations and record companies, and is constantly creating new forms of entertainment.


    About Tokyo Dome Corporation

    Established in 1936, Tokyo Dome Corp. provides entertainment and leisure services. Their facilities include the Tokyo Dome Hotel, Atami Korakuen Hotel and Matsudo Keirin Racetrack.


    About Atami Bay Resort Korakuen

    Atami Bay Resort Korakuen is a resort complex centered on the Atami Korakuen Hotel. In addition to the hotel, the resort features the Fuua Ocean Spa, Atami's largest day-trip hot spring facility with open-air  baths, spacious lounges, bedrock baths, cafes, and restaurants; the new "IZU-ICHI" food market that includes "HARBOR'S W", a seaside Japanese, Western, and Chinese buffet where visitors can enjoy more than 60 kinds of dishes -- from creative meals that make use of local Izu ingredients to piping hot grilled foods that are freshly prepared in the live kitchen -- plus original craft beers; and "La Izu Marche", where delicious foods from Izu and the surrounding area can be purchased.


    About Toho

    Toho Company, Limited, is a Japanese entertainment studio focused on the development, production, exhibition, and distribution of powerful live action and animated content including motion pictures, television and theater. Founded in 1932, Toho remains a prominent force in bringing brands and original storytelling with versatile talents to audiences worldwide. Its subsidiaries include Toho Cinemas, the highest grossing exhibition company in Japan, and Toho International, Inc., a U.S. established incorporated company that manages and commercializes Toho’s intellectual property portfolio. To learn more, visit


    About Godzilla

    Godzilla, the King of Monsters, has been making a name for himself around the world ever since he first appeared. The first film in the series, released in 1954, was an unprecedented hit, drawing an audience of 9.61 million. Since then, more than 30 films have been produced in Japan alone, and the total number of viewers for the series has exceeded 100 million. To this day, the series continues to enjoy broad popularity and overwhelming recognition among men and women of all ages. Godzilla has been portrayed as an existence that transcends human knowledge, and the themes of his works have reflected the social conditions of each era while fascinating people living in that era.

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