Race through the streets of Tokyo, escaping pirates.
Can you survive to the end of the night?

Date: April 20th (Sat)

Arrive at: 18:00, Registration: 18:00-18:30

Location: Sakurada Park (Shimbashi station)

Maps showing Checkpoints and Safe Zones are below.

The maps will be available from 18:00.

Map: Standard Course
Map: Competition Course

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Race through the streets of Tokyo, escaping pirates.
Can you survive to the end of the night?

Date: April 20th (Sat)

Arrive at: 18:00, Registration: 18:00-18:30

Location: Sakurada Park (Shimbashi station)

Map: Standard Course
Map: Competition Course

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Journey to the End of the Night is Back!

In October 2015, 25 organizers came together with 120 players for the first Journey to the End of the Night, dashing around the city, evading their pursuers and completing challenges. Now 3.5 years, six Journeys and 600 players later, we’re excited to be with you again! Our next chase through the streets of Tokyo will be a pirate-themed Journey on April 20th.

Contestants must dash around the city and complete challenges at five checkpoints while evading pursuit. It is similar to the Japanese game onigokko (鬼ごっこ), or a zombie version of a game of tag, with creative challenges along the way. Once caught, runners become chasers.

The course, which begins Sakurada Park, will run approximately 10km (standard course) or 14km (competition course) and may take 2 to 4 hours to complete while evading chasers and solving checkpoints. Oh, and joining us is free! (But you must pre-register!)

Theme

Pirates and Treasure Hunters

Ahoy, there, squire!

I see a map in your hands. Is there treasure on it? Look under the “X.” I find it tends to be there.

There is! Good! Now, you best be careful showing that map around. There be all sorts of ne’er-do-wells looking to get their hands on it.

Now, you’re not under the Navy’s protection out here. Its High Seas and High Adventure as you Journey to the end of the night! Visit the islands and complete the challenges there and you’ll have the treasure in your hands, soon enough.

Best beware the pirates, me hearty. They may Shanghai ye into their crews, if you’re lucky. Else I hear they send down to Davy Jones’s Locker ifin’ they don’t have a need of ye.

Good luck! I hope ta see ye at the treasure! Arr harr harr!

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How to Play

Rules

Follow these as you make your way to the end of the night

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Goal

Find disguised checkpoint guides at each of the five checkpoints – or be consumed trying.

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Tools

What you will have to bring,
what we’ll give you, and what to wear.

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Origins of Journey

Journey to the End of the Night was created in 2006 by Ian Kizu-Blair, Sean Mahan and Sam Lavigne in San Francisco, CA. Their goal was to design a game that put players in the middle of a cinematic chase scene through a city at night. They were inspired by bike messenger alleycat races, urban exploration, capture the flag, parkour, and, of course, tag. Since then it has been played nearly 100 times in over 25 cities around the world.

In 2015, inspired by what San Francisco had begun, a group of 8 friends met in a typical Tokyo studio apartment and worked together to bring the game to Tokyo. Over time we grew as couchsurfers, redditors, friends of friends and other Tokyo creatives joined our team. We made mistakes, learned from them, improved our game prizes, recruited players to help organize and have had a ton of fun… rinse and repeat.

We have been space pirates and aliens, salarymen, heroes and villains, dreamers and time-travelers. We’ve made players solve physical crossword puzzles, dash through literal mazes of red-tape, create songs for Ainu gods, figure out how to ford an imaginary river with only a tiny piece of tarp as a raft, escape from jail by bribing the warden, bounce around with their feet ‘glued’ together to prevent a laser from destroying the city, write haikus about their ideas of heroism, distract dinosaurs to steal their eggs, and learn how to connect without words.

Check out the international site for all Journeys to learn more: http://ichaseyou.com/about/

Get Involved

About the Journey Tokyo Group

The Tokyo edition of Journey to the End of the Night is run by enthusiastic semi-adults not affiliated with any organizations, companies or causes.

We aim to bring childlike playfulness and wonder to those who participate in Journey, through immersion in a new world in the midst of familiarity, along with strangers and friends.

Donations

Costs add up – three months of planning, five checkpoints of props, hundreds of meters of ribbon, and prizes!  Oh, and printing.

Can you help with 500 yen? If so, please bring your donation on the night of the event.

We love you and appreciate your help!

Volunteer

We are always looking for other semi-adults of all shapes and sizes to help out in any way shape or form. If you are interested in getting involved, email us, message us on Facebook or Meetup, or make a note in the registration form!

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