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SCRAP Real Escape Game Shimokitazawa - "Escape from the Never-Ending Locks and Keys"

Updated: Apr 23

LOCATION:  Tokyo, Japan
Real Escape Game by Scrap
SCRAP Real Escape Game Shimokitazawa - "Escape from the Never-Ending Locks and Keys"

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  • 🔑 GAME: "Escape from the Never-Ending Locks and Keys"

  • 📅 DATE PLAYED: November 7, 2023

  • 🎬 GENRE: Mystery

  • 🧠 DIFFICULTY (Based on 4 ppl): 6.5/10

  • 👥 TOTAL # OF PLAYERS: 2-6 ppl

  • 🕒 LENGTH OF TIME: 30 Mins.

  • 💰 PRICE:  ¥2,400/ pp, ¥12,600/ Group (Weekdays); ¥2,,700/ pp, ¥14,400/ Group (Weekend)

  • ☎️ BOOKING TYPE: Private



You and your friends are locked in a strange room with some items and figures. As you glance at the room, you find locks, locks, and more locks! Everywhere! Everything is locked! You have 30 minutes to open all the locks in the room with the right keys and escape from this locked room! Are you ready for the challenge?


  • I enjoyed this game a lot. Every time we found a key and opened a box, we were all excited. There were so many to open! How exciting to open the locks to find out what came next!

  • Although the theme reminded me of “Lock Opener” by Tumbleweed, the way Scrap presented the game was unique and original to SCRAP.

  • Unlike other SCRAP games, which have more paper-based puzzles, I loved that there were more physical puzzles in this game. Those were not overly complicated. It had a good mix of fun physical puzzles and scavenger hunts.

  • The flow of the game was great. Like other games by SCRAP, the puzzles got trickier and more challenging as we moved on. The sense of accomplishment became more toward the end. I loved the last riddle. It was memorable.

  • Although the staff there didn’t speak English, they were welcoming. They played an introductory video for us in English. I loved that the material was simple and easy to follow.

  • If you cannot finish the game in time, you can decide to continue and extend the time for 10 minutes (although you pay extra afterward).


  • I cannot think of anything.


"Escape from the Never-Ending Locks and Keys" was an exciting game with many locks and keys in a room. The game had a good mixture of various physical puzzles and scavenger hunts. The puzzles required insights but were not overly complicated. This game is perfect for all, including a family with kids and enthusiasts who love opening locks. As you play this game, you may find how addictive opening locks can be. I say with 100% confidence that this is the game you must try when you visit Tokyo!

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  • No parking available

  • Located near "Shimokitazawa" Station. How to get to Shimokitazawa:

    • From Shinjuku: Take the Odakyu Line. 7-9min from Shinjuku Odakyu Station to Shimokitazawa

    • From Shibuya: Take the Inogashira Line. 3-6min from Shibuya Inogashira Station to Shimokitazawa

  • Shimokitazawa has many shops and restaurants. It is a great place to hang out.

  • The current Shimokitazawa SCRAP will be closed after the 8th of January 2024. Check information on where this game is held via the Real Escape Game website.

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Check out our visit to Tokyo Mystery Circus (by SCRAP) and our exclusive interview with the manager to understand more on the development side of the game:

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Disclosure: We thank Real Escape Games by SCRAP for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.


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