Translated by Jelena Kitamura
Join InSPYre's Spy Team - Thrilling Movie-Like Attraction In Shinjuku!
At InSPYre Shinjuku's Kabukichoyou can become a real spy! By joining the InSPYre's team, you go on a race-against-the-clock mission to beat the evil Black-Max organization.
Written by Sawada Tomomi
In March 2016, a truly remarkable breakthrough among the attraction sites has opened in Kabukicho, Shinjuku, where every one of us can get the unique chance to become a spy. The name of the place is InSPYre, and today, we are taking you there on an exciting mission.
The task is to complete several missions in order to beat the secret evil organization Black-Max, in a thrilling race-against-the-clock adventure.
InSPYre will provide you with a heartfelt sensation befitting of a spy from the movies, and its greatest feature is that visitors to Japan from other countries are free to join, and make unforgettable memories.
All you have to do is to become a member of InSPYre agent team, and help protect this world from the bad guys!
Be a Spy Alone or With Friends
You can take part in InSPYre’s adventures either alone, or as a group up to five people. The outline is simple, although the tasks might not be. You have to use your physical and psychological strength to complete the missions one after the other, using the hints given.
Our advice is to join in on this adventure as a team because having teammates while overcoming various problematic situations will surely be helpful and promising! If you and your friends have each other’s backs covered, there is no doubt that you will brilliantly pull of all of those difficult missions!
Take 3 Items With You to Save the World
After you’ve finished your becoming-a-spy procedure, you will get three things to carry with you on your mission. The first thing is a card. It is, actually, a face identification card, used to put all of your points earned on a mission into the gaming system. All of your next missions will be appointed in accordance with the data from the previous ones.
The second item is an armband. You get the same color armband as the rest of your teammates. It'll have your team spirit going!
Finally, the third one is a tablet. After you’ve inserted the number of players on your team, you can set up the language from the menu showing on the screen. The list includes Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. You just have to click on your preferred language. Should you select any other language besides Japanese, you will not get assigned with any mystery written in this language.
However, bear in mind that once you’ve made your language choice, there is no changing it! So, we advise you to choose wisely. Also, take special care of your tablet, since it is of utter importance for carrying out the missions, and fulfilling your tasks.
Let the Adventure Begin!
You have 30 minutes per challenge. You’ll feel your jaw dropping when you realize the time is already up! Time flies fast when you’re concentrating! So, don’t waste your precious minutes, and get those brain cells working at full speed and full power!
Also, no need to feel nervous before your mission! You will get an explanation from an examiner before the mission starts. The newbies should definitely listen closely to what he or she is saying because as soon as the introduction is finished, you will have to infiltrate the Black-Max’s hideout!
Now, the first thing you want to do is get a hold of that hint that will save you time and effort and get your first mission cleared in a blink of an eye. And don’t stress out if you don’t know Japanese all that well – there is staff to support you and help you out in each language.
The catch is to get the supervisors to reveal those precious hints. The answer is hidden somewhere in the hideout, but it is a real hassle to search through that enormous space.
So, now is the time for the team to unite for that special treasure hunt!
Since there are numerous missions and various possible strategic routes at InSPYre, the tasks and the answers differ each time you engage in a new game. And believe us, once you try out your first mission (and succeed in clearing it), there will be no stopping you from joining in the next time, and the next time, and the next...
The best part is that you don’t have to make a reservation, just show up and the fun can start – it’s as easy as that. So, how about challenging yourself on a whole different level, next time you have time in Shinjuku?
And who knows? You might be that very person, able to defeat the malicious Black-Max organization!
Photo courtesy of Sunhills CO.,LTD.
You’ll find a café just outside of the hideout, providing both extraordinary meals befitting the ambiance and the atmosphere, as well as alcoholic beverages.
But don’t relax with that alcohol all too much! You’re allowed to take part in the missions even after consuming alcohol, but only if you are not drunk! People in a drunken state will not be allowed to enter the game. Of course, you are free to enjoy your quality time in the café without partaking in the adventures, but isn’t that too much of a pity, since you’re already there?
Check Out Kabukicho As Well
InSPYre is located in the liveliest of all neighborhoods in Shinjuku, the so-called “city of the night”, Kabukicho.
This district is most famous for the overwhelming difference between its look during the day and night. Almost all of the shops and stores open only after the sun has set.
You might have already seen MATCHA’s article on Kabukicho’s characteristic night life, but if you haven’t seen it yet, it might be enlightening to read it before heading to InSPYre. Read about it by clicking on this link.
|Address||Tokyo, Shinjuku, Kabukicho 1-20-1 6F|
|Business Time||11:00 - 5:00|
|Accepted Credit Cards||Not Available|
|Menu/Pamphlets in Other Languages||English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese|
|Nearest station||JR Shinjuku Station|
|Access||walk for 10 minutes from the eastern exit of Shinjuku Station|
|Price||1 game 980 yen (after tax); *additional 100 yen needed, in order to get an ID card (after tax; only the first time visiting)|