Tokyo

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Tokyo (東京,   Tōkyō?), formally Tokyo Metropolis (東京都,   Tōkyō-to?) is the capital and biggest city of Japan, as well as one of the nation's 47 prefectures. Due to its importance as the capital city of Japan, it has appeared in countless Japanese and foreign films, as well as a majority of kaiju films, whether as a primary location or simply through a reference.

Name

Tokyo was originally known as "Edo", meaning "estuary." Its name was changed to Tokyo (Tōkyō: tō (east) + kyō (capital)) when it became the de facto imperial capital in 1868.

History

Showa Series

Godzilla (1954)

Godzilla, after being discovered on Odo Island, was the subject of a discussion held at the National Diet Building by Kyohei Yamane and a group of islanders. Yamane explained to members of the Japanese government that Godzilla had been resting below the waters of the South Pacific since the Jurassic period, and had likely been awoken by nuclear tests conducted in the region.

Unknown to everyone there, Godzilla had began journeying towards Japan after the JMSDF attempted to use depth-charges to kill him. Unfortunately, these weapons failed to injure the kaiju, and instead only angered him. Several days after the expedition to Odo Island concluded, Godzilla rose out of Tokyo Bay at night, terrifying a group of people aboard a cruise ship, before sinking back below the water. The following evening, Godzilla left the water again and this time came ashore, attacking the neighboring city of Shinagawa, causing much destruction and death before returning to the bay. A barrier constructed from thousands of high-voltage pylons was then placed around the city in an attempt to defend it should Godzilla surface again, but these proved ultimately useless when Godzilla rose out of Tokyo Bay once more and melted the pylons with his atomic breath. Godzilla then entered Tokyo and quickly began to destroy it, reducing it to a sea of flames in a matter of hours.

After Godzilla left much of the city in ruins, two F-86 Sabres were mobilized in a last-ditch attempt to drive Godzilla back. The jet fighters unloaded their arsenal of missiles on Godzilla, but the giant monster gave no reaction to the counterattack. With no ammunition left and barely enough fuel to return to base, the jets were forced to fly away as Godzilla returned to the ocean yet again. The death toll from the attack was massive, but the residual radiation left behind by Godzilla's assault on the city would go on to kill many more.

Varan

Mothra

King Kong vs. Godzilla

Gamera

War of the Gargantuas

King Kong Escapes

Destroy All Monsters

All Monsters Attack

Godzilla vs. Hedorah

Godzilla vs. Gigan

Godzilla vs. Megalon

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla

Terror of Mechagodzilla

Heisei Series

The Return of Godzilla

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

Godzilla vs. Mothra

Gamera: Guardian of the Universe

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah

Gamera 2: Attack of Legion

Rebirth of Mothra III

Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris

Godzilla: The Series

Competition

Monster Wars: Part 2

Millennium Series

Godzilla 2000: Millennium

Godzilla vs. Megaguirus

Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla

Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.

Godzilla: Final Wars

MonsterVerse

Godzilla (2014)

Post-Millennium Series

Shin Godzilla

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Locations
Showa
Countries Japan (HiroshimaNagasakiTokyoKobeOsakaNagoyaOkinawaHokkaidoKyotoFukuoka) • China (Beijing) • Philippines (Manila) • United States (New York) • England • (London) • France (Paris) • Russia (Moscow) • Rolisica (New Kirk City) • Selgina
Geographic Points Mount AsoMount FujiPacific Ocean (Odo IslandIwato IslandFarou IslandMatango IslandInfant IslandSergio IslandLetchi IslandSolgell IslandMonster IslandMondo IslandMonsterlandJapan Trench) • Tokyo BayOsaka Bay
Planets and Continents Earth (AsiaAmericaEurope) • MysteroidPlanet RPlanet PairaVenusMarsJupiterPlanet XThe MoonGorathTerraPlanet Fire GodDark Gaseous Nebula of the OrionSpace Hunter MPlanet PeacelandPlanet GarogaPlanet BulgarBlack Hole Planet 3
Miscellaneous National Diet BuildingTokyo TowerOsaka CastleSaikai BridgeHaneda AirportAtami CastleMuNagoya TowerNagoya CastleWakato BridgeKurobe DamArc de TriompheGodzilla TowerSeatopiaUnderground Cave
Heisei
Countries Japan (TokyoHokkaido (Sapporo) • FukuokaNagoyaYokohama (Minato Mirai 21) • KyotoKobeKagoshimaKumamotoOkinawa) • China (Hong Kong) • PhilippinesRussiaSaradia)
Geographic Points Mount MiharaMount FujiLake AshiPacific Ocean (Lagos IslandInfant IslandAdonoa IslandBirth IslandGodzilla IslandMatango IslandBungo ChannelYakushimaNilai-Kanai Temple)
Planets and Continents Earth (Asia) • MarsJupiterPlanet Torendiru
Miscellaneous Mihama Nuclear Power PlantNational Diet BuildingFukuoka TowerSapporo TowerNagoya CastleNagoya TowerYokohama Landmark TowerYokohama Bay BridgeCosmo Clock 21Tokyo TowerKai Tak AirportTokyo Bay Aqua-LineTokyo Metropolitan Government BuildingTokyo Telecom CenterIkata Nuclear Power PlantHaneda AirportAriake ColiseumUnderworld
Millennium
Countries Japan (TokyoOkinawaTokaiManazuruHokkaido (Nemuro) • OsakaYokohamaTateyama) • United States (New YorkArizona) • France (Paris) • Australia (Sydney) • New Guinea (Papua) • China (Shanghai)
Geographic Points Pacific Ocean (KiganjimaInfant IslandJapan Trench) • Atlantic Ocean (English Channel) • Mount MyokoLake IkedaAokigaharaMount FujiArea G
Planets and Continents Earth (AsiaAmericaEuropeOceaniaAntarcticaNew Guinea) • GorathPlanet Fire God
Miscellaneous National Diet BuildingTokyo TowerTokai Nuclear Power PlantYokohama Landmark TowerYokohama Bay BridgeSydney Opera HouseEiffel TowerTokyo Bay
American Films
Countries United States (New YorkHawaiiNevadaSan Francisco) • Japan (Janjira) • PhilippinesFrance (French Polynesia) • Jamaica
Geographic Points Pacific Ocean (Bikini AtollSkull Island)
Planets and Continents Earth (AmericaOceaniaAsia)
Miscellaneous Empire State BuildingWorld Trade CenterMadison Square GardenBrooklyn BridgeHonolulu International AirportGolden Gate BridgeYucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository
Printed Media
Countries United States (CaliforniaNew YorkTexasDistrict of Columbia) • Japan (Tokyo) • Brazil • (Sao Paulo) • South Korea (Seoul) • Russia (Moscow) • Mexico
Geographic Points Pacific Ocean (Monster IslandMonster IslandsInfant IslandMoansta Island)
Planets and Continents Earth (AmericaAsiaEurope)
Miscellaneous Golden Gate BridgeEiffel TowerHell
Real World
Location
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