Journey to the End of the Night 2018-06-16T18:44:39+00:00

Race through the streets of Tokyo, gathering clues.

Can you survive to the end of the night?

Date: June 16th (Sat)
Arrive at: 6:00pm
Location: Edogawa Park

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Our 6th and largest Journey to date, by far! 246 players sought to solve the mystery of the professor and his discoveries, while dashing 9.7k through Waseda, Ikebukuro and Shinjuku. Thank you very much to our photographer Ayako Ohkawa (http\://fleurandhoney.com/), for taking the majority of the photos in this album, and to Narr No for taking the posed photos from checkpoint 2 included at the end of this album. ... See MoreSee Less

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In case you missed the final puzzle of Journey this time around, here are all of the professor's missing pages from the 5 checkpoints. In order to get the code to the professor's safe box, you must find a pattern across the pages that will reveal the five numbers encoded into these pages...
Later we will post the answer, the professor's sought after discovery and the possible endings to the story that you may choose from.

ジャーニーの最後の謎に挑戦できなかった方、5か所のチェックポイントで配られた博士のジャーナルのページはこちらです。博士の金庫のコードを得るには、ページに記されている5つの数字を現すパターンを見つけてください。

追って答え、追い求められていた博士の発明に付いての情報と自分で選べるストリーのエンディング4パターンを投稿します。
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Journey to the End of the Night - Tokyo - 夜の果てへの旅

Our 6th and largest Journey to date, by far!
244 players sought to solve the mystery of the professor and his discoveries, while dashing 9.7k through Waseda, Ikebukuro and Shinjuku.

Thank you very much to our photographer Electra K. Vasileiadou, for taking all the photos in this album.
... See MoreSee Less

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Race through the streets of Tokyo, gathering clues – can you survive to the end of the night?

Date: June 16th (Sat)
Arrive at: 6:00pm
Location: Edogawa Park 

Safe-Zone Map

News feed

View on Facebook

Our 6th and largest Journey to date, by far! 246 players sought to solve the mystery of the professor and his discoveries, while dashing 9.7k through Waseda, Ikebukuro and Shinjuku. Thank you very much to our photographer Ayako Ohkawa (http\://fleurandhoney.com/), for taking the majority of the photos in this album, and to Narr No for taking the posed photos from checkpoint 2 included at the end of this album. ... See MoreSee Less

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In case you missed the final puzzle of Journey this time around, here are all of the professor's missing pages from the 5 checkpoints. In order to get the code to the professor's safe box, you must find a pattern across the pages that will reveal the five numbers encoded into these pages...
Later we will post the answer, the professor's sought after discovery and the possible endings to the story that you may choose from.

ジャーニーの最後の謎に挑戦できなかった方、5か所のチェックポイントで配られた博士のジャーナルのページはこちらです。博士の金庫のコードを得るには、ページに記されている5つの数字を現すパターンを見つけてください。

追って答え、追い求められていた博士の発明に付いての情報と自分で選べるストリーのエンディング4パターンを投稿します。
... See MoreSee Less

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5 months ago

Journey to the End of the Night - Tokyo - 夜の果てへの旅

Our 6th and largest Journey to date, by far!
244 players sought to solve the mystery of the professor and his discoveries, while dashing 9.7k through Waseda, Ikebukuro and Shinjuku.

Thank you very much to our photographer Electra K. Vasileiadou, for taking all the photos in this album.
... See MoreSee Less

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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 2.5 years, five Journeys and five hundred players later, we’re excited to be with you again! Our next chase through the streets of Tokyo will be a Detective-themed film-noir style Journey, on June 16th.

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 Edogawa Park, will run approximately 9.7km and may take 2 to 4 hours to complete (accounting for interference). Oh, and joining us is free! (But you must pre-register!)

Theme

Film Noir, A Detective’s Story

A snake in an expensive gray dress sat across the desk, her lack of smile painfully evident in the dim and waning light from the bulb above us. I took a drag on my cigarette. Cheap thing. She could probably tell.

“You were his girlfriend, then?” I asked. “Did his wife know? Triangles and so on.” Her lack of a smile increased. “No, I was Dr. Wendel’s lab assistant, dear detective,” she said. I’d nearly caught an emotion there. Raw nerve. Made sense. University Hill was for men, by men. If she got into that little clubhouse, the arctic cold in her glare wasn’t mere mimicry.

“And he wasn’t murdered,” she said nearly frowning. “The fool poured sulfuric acid right into his soup to cool it. I warned him not to eat in the lab and now I have to present his findings to the Goethe Institute by myself.”

He poisoned himself? Suicide? Doubtful.

“I’ve seen those little tubes and jars – how’d he pour something bright green or blue into his lunch?” She grimaced. Nerves?

“That’s children’s comics you’re thinking of, Mr. P.I.” A harder glare. “Chemicals are usually clear, he wouldn’t have noticed even at high – not relevant. Take this.” A small leather notebook. Lab notes? I looked inside – yes and no. Things I didn’t understand – odd drawings, strange equations, cryptic fragments of an idea – filled the pages.

“It’s his journal. It’s missing five pages. Find them and it’s five grand in your pocket.” She drew out and neatly set a roll of banknotes on my desk. “Something to start you off. Your journey begins at his favorite gin mill. I’d get to it, gumshoe. You don’t have all night.”

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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. THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU AMAZING PERSON, YOU.

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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