Samurai city exploration game and tour in Tokyo
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Samurai city exploration game and tour in Tokyo

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Everyday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour 20 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enter the world of Old Edo on the winding back alleys of Kagurazaka
  • Discover temples and shrines, some of them hidden in the narrow alleys
  • Dive into the city’s underworld of crime while exploring the life in the Edo period
  • Learn about aspects of spirituality and religion in Japanese culture
  • Play a fun city exploration game using your smartphone
  • Start the game at any hour and can pause it whenever you want
What to expect

Play a city game in Tokyo’s Kagurazaka and follow clues to discover a piece of Old Edo’s complicated history and stories from the times of shoguns, geishas and samurais.

On this walking tour, you will enter a labyrinth of narrow alleys, geisha teahouses, temples, samurai houses and old traditional restaurants (ryotei) that used to fill this former pleasure district, hanamachi, or City of Flowers.

Are you ready to take the way of the Samurai?

Storyline:

When Tokugawa Yoshimune succeeded as the eighth shogun in 1716, he brought sixteen men from his homeland of Kii as his private secret guards. They were employed to guard the garden of the Edo Castle and were known as the oniwaban, the “garden patrol”, sometimes referred to as ninjas. Throughout Edo period, they developed into a team of competent spies.

You are their leader.

Lately, you've been hearing rumors and whispers about potential revolts and street fights, so you are sent to keep an eye on things and make sure that Minamoto – one of the shogun’s loyal samurais – is safe. You’re supposed to meet him on the back alleys of Kagurazaka, away from curious eyes.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Access to the quest inside the mobile game (the app is free to download)
    • Non-stop online customer service during the walking tour
    Where

    2 Chome-4-1 Fujimi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 102-0071, Japan

    Meeting point:

    Start your quest at Tokyo Daijingū.

    What to remember
    • This is a self-guided/treasure hunt type of tour
    • Note there is no person assisting you at the starting point
    • Total walking distance of about 3.5 km
    • The city game typically around 1 hour 23 minutes to complete (but you can go at your own pace!)
    • This quest is available in English
    • You must be at the starting point (that you'll see in the app) in order to begin, or else the game won’t start
    • Pause the game at any time and restart whenever you want, from the place you left it at
    • You need an internet connection to play this city game
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    When
    • Available to play at any time (24/7)
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    Provider
    Questo
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 15 minutes before the experience begins.

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