If you’ve ever wanted to sleep with a giant lizard — and let’s face it, you only live once — one Japanese hotel has just the thing with its soon-to-be opened Godzilla Room.
Hotel Gracery in Tokyo’s buzzing Shinjuku entertainment district offers the chance to catch some shuteye under the watchful gaze of a man-sized atomic mutant as he stomps on a miniature version of Tokyo in the corner of your room.
For those extra-unsettling dreams, a giant Godzilla hand, complete with razor-like claws, looms over the twin beds to ensure you get maximum value from the ¥39,800 a night room.
Those wanting a slightly less full-on experience can opt for a single Godzilla Viewing room, where a narrow window leads to a 12-meter lizard head that appears to have poked its way through an adjacent roof.
The hotel sits above a cinema complex run by Toho, the studio behind the original film that spawned the huge monster franchise more than 60 years ago. The 1954 “Gojira” — a portmanteau of “gorilla” and “kujira” (whale) — was a megahit, drawing 9.6 million viewers in the days before TV sets flooded households.
Toho plans to release a new Godzilla film in 2016, after Warner Bros’ $160 million incarnation last year.
Images of the rooms, which open for business in April, can be seen at gracery.com/shinjuku/godzilla/index.html.