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Japan's 30-Foot Tall Godzilla Statue Doubles as a Playground Slide

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Godzilla slide

In 1958, four years after the release of the original Godzilla, a statue of the titular beast was erected on Japan's Kanonzaki beach, paying tribute to the fact that Godzilla rose from the ocean at that very location, in the film. Unfortunately, the statue - which doubled as a slide for children - fell into disrepair by the 1970s, and now all that remains at the beach is a faux Godzilla footprint, with the slide itself being dismantled many decades ago.

Godzilla slide

As we spotted over on Kotaku, a new and improved Godzilla statue/slide was erected at the nearby Kurihama Flower Park back in 1999, the production of which was overseen by Toho Studios, the company responsible for the original Godzilla film. The world's coolest piece of playground equipment, the statue measures a whopping 30-feet tall and features an entrance nestled in Godzilla's crotch area, which allows brave children to literally slide down the gargantuan tail of the hulking monster.

Godzilla slide

Sure, you've gotta enter the big guy's crotch first, but it's a small price to pay for such an epic thrill, don't you think?!

Did you know that Godzilla has his very own officially-licensed sake? Check it out!

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