Explore the Worlds of Pac-Man, Gundam, Godzilla, and More at This Virtual Entertainment Facility in Tokyo

Heads up, gamers!


MAZARIA
3/F Sunshine City World Import Mart Building, 3-1-3 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima District, Tokyo
Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily


Last July 12,
MAZARIA opened in Sunshine City, Tokyo as a gateway to anime and gaming worlds. It is a new form of indoor entertainment facility where visitors can enjoy different activities involving advanced virtual reality (VR) technology. Besides this, delicious gourmet food and original goods are being offered at the facility as well, so you’re in for an amazing time inside. 


Entrance of MAZARIA 
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The goal of MAZARIA is to become “a place that brings the worlds of imagination and reality together.” It is a facility where people can experience interacting with characters from video games and anime. All in all, there are four zones in the facility: the
Festival Zone, where you can use your entire body to enjoy the virtual world of anime and video games; the Adventure Zone, where you can try different exciting activities; the Panic Zone, where you’ll experience the thrill of an adrenaline rush; and the SF Zone, where you can be a character in your favorite anime or movie. 


VR Adventure Rapid River 
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To enjoy these activities, first you’ll have to purchase a ticket. You may also buy one in advance and choose when to go to the facility through the MAZARIA official
website


If you’re planning on spending the entire day at the facility, the
MAZARIA PASSPORT (currently offered with a special opening discount) will allow you to enjoy various activities all day long. The MAZARIA NIGHT PASSPORT, on the other hand, is a ticket that you can use after 5 p.m. It will entirely be up to you how you choose the ticket that matches your schedule. 


As mentioned, you can purchase the tickets for a special opening price until November 4, 2019. You can avail the MAZARIA PASSPORT for ¥4,200 (regular price at ¥4,500) for those who are above 13 years old and ¥2,700 (regular price at ¥2,900) for children ages 7 to 12. Meanwhile, the MAZARIA NIGHT PASSPORT is priced at ¥3,200 (regular price at ¥3,500) for those who are above 13 years old and ¥1,700 (regular price at ¥1,900) for children ages 7 to 12.


Here’s a sneak peek of the attractions you can find there.


TAIKO NO TATSUJIN VR Festival


Bring out the musician in you by hitting the correct musical notes popping right in front of you!
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The
TAIKO NO TATSUJIN VR Festival is a VR activity that lets you play the taiko (Japanese drum). In the game arcade, you’ll be provided with two bachi (drumsticks) which you can use to hit an actual taiko machine. With the VR version, you’ll be using custom motion controllers called “BachiCon” which you’ll manipulate to hit Don-chan and his friends while keeping the rhythm going. 


Using the controllers feels a lot like playing the actual drums. 
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This VR activity of playing the
taiko will surely be a new experience, even for those who are used to playing the TAIKO NO TATSUJIN game series. You’ll be equipped with VR goggles and controllers in a 360-degree wide space, so you can properly hit the musical notes coming from various directions. 


ATHLETIC VR PAC-MAN CHALLENGE


Collect cookies inside the maze!
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The
ATHLETIC VR PAC-MAN CHALLENGE is a VR game that brings you into the world of PAC-MAN and requires you to collect cookies while navigating through a maze. Upon wearing the provided VR goggles, you’ll instantly become PAC-MAN and start your mission of collecting cookies. While the clock is ticking, you’ll also feel the thrill of running away from ghosts in the maze.


Now you can immerse yourself in the world of PAC-MAN through virtual reality. 
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Two participants can play the virtual game at the same time and enjoy it as a team of two. Music, written by the world-renowned Japanese techno artist
Ken Ishii, will also be played during the game. 


Take note, though, that you will have to purchase a ticket for the ATHLETIC VR PAC-MAN CHALLENGE in addition to your MAZARIA PASSPORT or MAZARIA ENTRY. The PAC-MAN CHALLENGE TICKET costs ¥2,000 (¥500 if you have already purchased the MAZARIA PASSPORT).


GODZILLA VR


A towering Godzilla surrounded by flames awaits you inside the VR game. 
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GODZILLA VR
is an attraction that lets you experience Godzilla’s wrath and witness the massive creature destroying the city. In this virtual game, you’ll be flying an attack helicopter and targeting Godzilla while avoiding falling debris. 


Be part of a team that successfully takes down Godzilla!
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The main goal of the challenger is to hit Godzilla with the blood coagulant missile. You’ll find yourself sweating and feeling the pressure as you get sucked into the world of the monster and wait for the chance to attack. 


Aside from these, there are also other VR activities of famous titles such as the
DRAGON QUEST VR and Gundam VR Daiba Assault. Kids can enjoy the PAC-MAN merry-go-round, which doubles as a photo spot, and the PAC-MAN GO-ROUND. Overall, there are around 20 types of activities in the facility. There’s not a doubt that you’ll find something there to your liking.


After enjoying the activities, you can head over to
Cafe&Bar SPECIAL FLAG, next to MAZARIA, and take a break. The cafe serves light meals ranging from hamburgers and pasta dishes to gourmet food and drinks inspired by different characters. 


Our personal favorites are the
PAC-MAN Curry (¥1,400) and the Slime Drink (¥630). These cute character dishes don’t only taste good, but look good in photos too!


The cool slime glass drink gradually changes color. 
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Before going home, make sure to drop by the MAZARIA STORE, which sells merchandise and a wide array of character goods perfect for souvenirs. We recommend you purchase the
PAC-MAN Cookie (¥1,080), TAIKO NO TATSUJIN Musical Note Ramune (¥540), and Dragon Quest VR commuter pass case (¥1,767).


The cookies and packaging will remind you of the ghosts in Pac-Man. 
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Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Tokyo Walker™ (2 September 2019)


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