Japan is known for its cultural oddities – girl groups, cosplayers, robots, and advanced toilet technology to name a few. Since our last trip to Tokyo only scratched the surface of bizarro-Japan, Mrs. Selfish and I vowed to find some of the weirder parts.
Starting with a pilgrimage to find a statue of one of Tokyo’s oldest icons: Godzilla.
Yeah, couldn’t resist taking that photo.
Searching for Godzilla
A quick search found that Godzilla was close to the Imperial Palace, in the adjacent Hibiya Park. With map in hand, we quickly set off to find the giant mutant.
While the park was lovely, Godzilla was no where to be found! Mrs. Selfish decided to ask the local park information – and discovered that Godzilla was actually in a much smaller park to the east.
Apparently Godzilla is no longer big in Japan.
If you’re trying to find the guy, Godzilla is located right next to the Starbucks behind the Hibiya station. I guess the guy is down on his luck.