Letter From Tokyo

Hooked on 'escape rooms' in the real world in Japan

The real-world interactive nazotoki event ongoing at the Tokyo Tower - Shiba Park Love Story - includes puzzles on the main observatory deck of the 333m tall landmark. ST PHOTO: WALTER SIM
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TOKYO - I stared hard at the riddle before me, befuddled by what I was missing in solving a puzzle that will lead me to the next location and a step closer to the big story reveal.

"This makes absolutely no sense," I muttered under my breath, feeling nothing like the crime-busting high school whizz Kindaichi whom I was supposed to be embodying to solve a murder.

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