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- Absolutely loved this escape room experience - we are a family with 4 children and they rated this one of the best, if not the best we have encountered over the various rooms we have tried across UK, Australia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand and others! So well done, many surprises and challenges which were a delight.Written December 12, 2019
- My husband and I were recently in Tokyo and were looking for things to do that we’ve never done before. I stumbled upon this escape room and thought it would be a fun and new thing to do. I booked a reservation on their website and paid for two people (very easy to do). We arrived a few minutes early and were promptly greeted and shown around the place. The staff were all super friendly and after a fun picture dressed like super sleuths, it was time to get started. My husband and I have never done an escape room before and figured trying one in Japan would be an adventure. And it definitely was. We learned very quickly we are terrible at escape rooms and needed the help of the clues (and even the staff) to figure out what the heck we were doing. I chose the Samurai room thinking it wouldn’t be too difficult, but for novices, it was definitely a challenge. The guy who was our game master (sorry, I didn’t get his name) was so incredibly nice and told us we could stay and finish the room if we wanted after we ran out of time. It took us an extra 20 minutes, but we finally escaped. Thank you again for that!
After we were done, we were given some sweets and a beverage. It was a very nice touch and we appreciated it very much. We definitely recommend Escape Game Nazobako. It was a lot of fun! And everything is bilingual, so don’t worry if you don’t speak Japanese.Written January 20, 2020
- I've played over 40 escape rooms across the US, and I couldn't resist the challenge of having a notch in my belt from Osaka. My group (5 Californians on vacation) were recommended this room by Jamie at the Minalima store (another great place to visit in Osaka!) and we couldn't have been happier. We'd all done at least one room together, but I was by far the most experienced player- we all found challenges that required patience, attention, and teamwork. It really was a team effort.
I'd easily rank this review in the top 3 of rooms I've ever done. It was top-notch storytelling and unbelievable production value. Highly immersive, we forgot we were in Japan for an hour. My group escaped in 40 minutes and were treated to great conversation and some cool debriefing information from the venue's owner. There are so many small details to appreciate in this room! It used mechanics of storytelling and puzzle completion I've never seen in other rooms. Handmade and lovingly put together, this room is a true cinematic experience, more than just a brute-force escape room. Hardly any conventional lock-and-key puzzles. Really rewarding finish.
I'd highly recommend this to any escape room enthusiasts looking for something unique in Osaka. I hope someday to make it back for their upcoming third room. Until then, I'll just have to cherish the memory of being a detective for the day. Thank you, Escape Osaka!Written March 9, 2020
- I love going to escape rooms in my home county, this is the first time I played in an open area. Instructions were in Japanese and English, though the English was not accurately translated, it was still understandable. Overall, we had fun!Written December 28, 2019
- I played the hunter x. The experience was just wow. Not a typical escape room at all. I really got inspired. The fact you have an actor in the next room made it so fun and a bit scary! The gamemaster was really fluent in english. Four points because we (two people) had to play with a family with two adults and two kids that we didnt know. We had a little bit communication problems but they were really nice though.Written April 12, 2020
- My wife and I recently completed the 50 shades of grey themed escape room. Would highly recommend as a fun afternoon activity. Owner was very helpful as wellWritten July 13, 2019
- The concept of this place is great! It is perhaps a little hard to understand how everything operates before going in but once you are in the language is no problem.
Although it markets itself as an escape room it really isn't, however it is still a lot of fun and something quite unique.
Essentially, how I understand it. A 10 minute game will let you complete a very small portion of your mission. You really need to purchase multiple plays in order to fully complete the game/mission, it is simply impossible to complete everything in 10 minutes .. but that is the whole point of it!
I assume that when you play your second/third/fourth/fifth round etc, your progress is saved (as you are given a unique barcode/ID badge), so you would pick-up where you left off .. that is my guess as we only played one time.
Definately worth a try and wish the website had an english version so we could have understood all a bit better before going in!
I gave it 4 stars because of lack of instruction (before entry) and because I do think it can be quite pricy if you want to try and do the whole thing.Written October 7, 2019
- I was a beginner at playing "real escape room" but it was so fun! When I was in the room I felt immersed in the movie. If you go to Tokyo I recommend playing it.Written May 30, 2018
- Although the puzzles themselves didn't need a knowledge of Japanese, currently the story, rules and hints are all in Japanese so it might not be best for tourists. However it would be possible if at least 1 member of the group spoke some Japanese. The puzzles are more based around moving objects to the correct locations, than word problems. We tried the No Escape (high difficulty) version and although we extended our time slightly, we did escape eventually. It's also cheaper than other escape games in Tokyo!
他の脱出ゲームと比べて、NoEscapeの謎は部屋にあるものを特定の場所に置くと、次の謎が出るタイプです。これは全チームのために楽しいと思います。２つの難度があって、NoEscapeレベルは難しかったです！一回時間を延長して、クリアできました！東京の脱出ゲームは結構高いんですが、NoEscapeは2000円だから、リーズナブルです。脱出ゲームが好きな方へお勧めです！Written September 7, 2017