Want a New Way to Explore Tokyo? Play the Tokyo Underground Mysteries game!

More reasons to love Japan.

There’s so much to discover around Tokyo that goes beyond what guidebooks and recommendations will tell you. If you’re looking for a new way to explore the much-loved city, then take on this challenge:

The Tokyo Underground Mysteries is a popular real-life puzzle game that takes place annually from October 1 to January 31 of the next year. It combines the mechanics of a scavenger hunt, a brain teaser, and a thinking puzzle, all of which you have to solve within 24 hours.

The game requires a game kit which you can purchase on select Tokyo Metro stations, and it comes with a guidebook, tracing paper, a pencil, a file pack, an envelope, puzzle papers, and a 24-hour train ticket.