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Japan's New Monster-Themed 'Kaiju Bar' Now Open for Business

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Are you so excited about the pending arrival of the new Godzilla that you need a stiff drink or two to calm you down? Well, we've got just the spot for you. The only catch is you'll have to fly to Japan to experience it... but after you learn more about the new bar and restaurant called “Kaiju Sakaba,” which recently opened in Kawasaki, that trip may be worth it.
 
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Kaiju Sakaba literally translates as “Monster Bar,” and it's exactly what the sign says: the décor (inside and out), the drinks, the food, and every damn inch of the place is based on giant monsters, robots and assorted gadgets, mostly from the classic Ultraman TV series.
 
The bar has made headlines worldwide, showcased on sites like Kotaku East, Game Impress Watch, Net Lab, and Get News. Kotaku East just ran a sweet photo feature on Kaiju Sakaba, and the images are basically a preview of heaven for giant monster fans and Japanese pop-culture junkies alike.
 
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The bar and restaurant are divided into themed sections, with tables, booths and wall designs based on different Ultraman characters. There are also multiple display cases lining many of the rooms, each filled with hundreds of monster and robot figures, weapons, vehicles and other amazing memorabilia.
 
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Kaiju Sakaba officially opened its doors today, but they will only remain open for one year... still, plenty of time to save up for the trip, right?
 
If you absolutely need your kaiju fix now, we can help you there too, with our list of ten awesome giant monster flicks to hold you over until Godzilla crashes into theaters May 16th!
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