Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo: Kagurazaka Samurai

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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?
3.5km
91min
11places
16.99EUR
per group of up to 4
  • After booking, follow the instructions you receive by e-mail for playing this city game & walking tour.
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you don't enjoy the quest

Highlights

  • 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
  • Learn about life in Edo period and dive into the city’s underworld of crime 
  • Learn about aspects of spirituality and religion in Japanese culture. 

Starting point

Tokyo Daijingū

Know before you go

  • Quest available in English
  • This quest has 11 challenges
  • Best during day
  • Recommended activity for families

Storyline

When Tokugawa Yoshimune succeeded as 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 the 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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