Sunday, April 12, 2015

MORE GODZILLA'S REVENGE FILMING LOCATIONS! The Opening Scene's Footbridge Has Been Found!

The Hamacho footbridge in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, the location for opening sequences in Godzilla's Revenge (1969). Photo by Brett Homenick.

Today I visited another filming location used in Godzilla's Revenge, and it is used in arguably the most scene in the entire movie. At the beginning of the film, Ichiro and his friend are crossing a footbridge when they hear the screeching of a car that's making a sharp turn. Ichiro compares the sound to Minya's cry, and the rest is history.

The location is the Hamacho footbridge in Kawasaki, about a 10-minute walk from Hama-Kawasaki Station. It was instantly recognizable as the filming location for Godzilla's Revenge. I walked around the bridge and snapped several photos, and I must say it was very cool to walk around such an iconic location (to us Godzilla fans, at least).

The bridge itself has not fared so well over the years, as it was rather dirty and seemed to be falling apart. But I guess that's in keeping with the theme of the movie itself.

But that's not all! Just down the road from the Hamacho footbridge is Kanagawa Prefectural Road 101, which was also seen in the opening of Godzilla's Revenge! So you get two locations for the price of one!

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