Friday, June 2, 2017


Twin 21 in Osaka Business Park. Photo by Brett Homenick.

While in Osaka, I visited several locations seen in the Heisei series classic Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989), particularly those situated in and around Osaka Business Park. Godzilla attacks the area when the JSDF tries to infect the King of the Monsters with Anti-Nuclear Energy Bacteria (ANEB). Godzilla ends up destroying Twin 21 (seen above) after Gondo fires a rocket containing ANEB into Godzilla's mouth.

 The entrance to Twin 21. Photo by Brett Homenick.

During Godzilla's raid on Osaka, Gondo and his soldiers converge on Twin 21. The above location can be seen in the film.

The atrium inside Twin 21. Photo by Brett Homenick. 

Above is another location used in Biollante. The JSDF enters Twin 21 and gets into position to try to infect Godzilla with ANEB.

The big screen has been updated over the years, but it's still there. Photo by Brett Homenick.

Once the JSDF enters Twin 21, a big screen inside the atrium broadcasts Godzilla's approach. The screen may not be the exact same one from 1989 (for rather obvious reasons), but it's still in the same position.

 Sumitomo Castle Tower (left) and Hotel New Otani (right). Photo by Brett Homenick.

Within a short walking distance of Twin 21 is the Hotel New Otani, an unusually shaped hotel, over which the Super X2 flies during Godzilla's attack on Osaka. Sumitomo Castle Tower looms over the hotel.

 The skyline of Osaka Business Park. Photo by Brett Homenick.

Naturally, during Godzilla's raid, you get some nice shots of Osaka Business Park's skyline. While not a perfect match (how could it be?), this is essentially what you see in the movie.

That's about all for now. It was quite fascinating to see these locations up close and personal.

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