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Himeji Castle Greets 30th Anniversary of Its World Heritage Registration: Himeji Castle VR Riddle-solving Event “Himeji Castle and The Legendary Treasures” Underway


– Special Website and PR Video for Himeji Castle VR Riddle-solving Event Available –

As part of the 30th anniversary project of Himeji Castle being registered as a World Heritage site, Himeji City started a VR riddle-solving event from Monday, October 2, 2023, through Friday, March 8, 2024. Please check the special website and PR video.

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Not only those who love Himeji Castle, but also those who cannot easily visit the castle, can enjoy the history and culture of Himeji Castle. Himeji City will provide participants who answer a questionnaire with Himeji sweets by lottery (shipping only available in Japan).

– Event information
Event name: Himeji Castle and The Legendary Treasures
Host: Himeji City
Period: Monday, October 2, 2023, to Friday, March 8, 2024
Language: Japanese and English
Participation cost: Free
How to participate:
(1) Access the special website for Himeji Castle VR riddle-solving event with smartphone or PC.
(2) Try to solve the riddles at the event.

– Story
Participants are explorers searching for the "Phantom Treasure" of Himeji Castle written in the late father's letter. Try to solve the riddles from characters connected with Himeji Castle and find the Phantom Treasure within VR Himeji Castle.

– Characters
(From left) Kuroda Kanbei, Hashiba Hideyoshi, Princess Sen, Miyamoto Musashi, Ikeda Terumasa

– Prize for participants (Certification of solving riddles / SNS icon image)

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Source: Himeji City