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    "Awaji GODZILLA Festival" Now Running at "Nijigen no Mori" Theme Park

    Enjoy the World of Godzilla and Japanese Culture
    Source: Nijigen No Mori press release
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    Photo courtesy of Nijigen no Mori. ©TOHO CO., LTD.

    Through July 17th, the popular "Godzilla Interception Operation - National Awaji Island Institute of Godzilla Disaster" (ゴジラ迎撃作戦 ~国立ゴジラ淡路島研究センター~, Gojira Geigeki Sakusen ~ Kokuritsu Gojira Awajishima Kenkyū Sentā ~) attraction at the "Nijigen no Mori" anime theme park in Awaji Island Park, Hyogo Prefecture is hosting the "Awaji GODZILLA Festival" for fans to further enjoy the world of Godzilla and Japanese culture.

    During the event, visitors who purchase the "Special Set Ticket" (スペシャルセット券,  Supesharu Settoken) can enjoy two exciting games, including the "Yumiya Challenge" (弓矢チャレンジ, Yumiya Charenji), an archery competition which recreates the story of "Godzilla Interception Operation," and the "Tosenkyo Challenge" (投扇興 「とうせんきょう」ゲーム,  Tō ōgi Kyō 「Tōsen Kyō」 Gēmu), a traditional Japanese fan-tossing game.  According to their results, players will be awarded gorgeous prizes. Join Godzilla fans from all over the world and have fun at Awaji Island Nijigen-no-mori!

    An exclusive Interception Operation Godzilla backpack is included with the purchase of the "Special Set Ticket".


    "Awaji GODZILLA Festival" Outline
    Dates: Saturday, June 10 – Monday, July 17, 2023
    Ticket Contents: Ticket + AR riddle solving kit + exclusive Godzilla backpack + unlimited zipline ridies
    Games:  ① "Yumiya Challenge": Wearing a traditional helmet, contestants try to hit the target of Godzilla with a bow
         and arrow.
         ② "Tosenkyo Challenge": A traditional Japanese game in which contestants aim a fan at a target and send
         it flying.
    Prices: Adult Ticket (junior high school students and older) 11,800円 (Approx. $84.62 US, tax included)
         Child Ticket (elementary school students and younger, 120 cm or taller, 25 kg or heavier) 10,200円
         (Approx. $73.15 US, tax included)
         Kid's Ticket (elementary school students and younger, 120 cm or taller, 25 kg or lighter) 9,700円 (Approx. $69.56 US, tax included)
    Special Prize: Limited Edition Godzilla Backpack

     Attendees get an exclusive Interception Operation Godzilla backpack with the purchase of a festival ticket. Photo courtesy of Nijigen no Mori. ©TOHO CO., LTD.


    ■ "Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji" Overview

    "Godzilla Intercept Operation" is the world's only entertainment attraction themed around a life-size Godzilla, 120 meters long, which has landed on Awaji Island, allowing visitors to truly experience the might and power of Godzilla.

    Participants become members of the National Awaji Island Institute of Godzilla Disaster and take on missions such as a zipline, in which participants plunge into Godzilla's meticulously detailed body, and a shooting game in which they destroy scattered Godzilla cells.





    Photo courtesy of Pasona Group. ©TOHO CO., LTD.

    About Nijigen no Mori

    Nijigen no Mori is a Japanese anime theme park located in Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture. Limited edition merchandise for popular attractions such as "Crayon Shin-chan Adventure Park," "NARUTO & BORUTO Shin-chan," and "Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji" are now available for purchase at the park and the official online shop.

    About Pasona Group

    Based on its corporate philosophy of providing "Solutions to Society`s Problems," which has been unchanged since its founding, Pasona Group has always been a social solutions company dedicated to its mission of assisting all aspects of life for all those around us. Our mission is contributing toward a sustainable society and working toward a society capable of achieving a "Smart Life Initiative" to create lives of abundance for people.

    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

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