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7/1 (Sat.) Start! Discovery: Real Treasure Hunt in Meiji Historical Town

Real Treasure Hunt Event
Discovery Meiji Historical Town Treasure Hunt

Get the treasure map (participation booklet), solve the riddles, and win prizes!

Find one hidden treasure panel in each of Tomioka City, Annaka City, and Karuizawa Town, report the keywords found on the panel in the report of discovery, and answer the questionnaire for a chance to win gorgeous prizes in a drawing!

Holding period
July 1, 2023 (Sat) – March 31, 2024 (Sun)

The deadline for reporting findings is Sunday, March 31, 2024.
Please note that some locations (e.g., booklet distribution locations, find report stations, clue stores, and treasure panel locations) may not be open on holidays.


How to participate

First, get the treasure map, decipher the code, and find out where the treasure is!
  If you can’t solve the riddle, go to the store that provides hints!
2. Once you know where the treasure is, head for the location!
3. Discover the panel with the treasure and the keywords written on the panel!
4. Report the keywords at the Finding Reporting Station and answer a questionnaire* to get a prize in a drawing!

Treasure Map (participation booklet), writing utensils
Admission】 Free of charge

*One survey per person.
*If you are participating in more than one area, please make a note of the keywords you found in the booklet and submit them together on one survey sheet.


Treasure Map (Participation Booklet) Location
municipalities Participation Booklet Distribution Locations
Tomioka City Tourist Information Center in “Otomi-chan-ke”, Machinaka Tourist and Product Center
Jyoshin Electric Railway, Jyoshu-Tomioka Station, tourist information space
Annaka City Annaka City Hall, Matsuida Branch Office, Tourism Division
Annaka City Tourism Organization, Yokogawa Office
JR Annaka Station
Karuizawa Town Karuizawa Town Hall
Karuizawa Tourist Association
Station Information Centers
Old Karuizawa Parking Lot


debriefing station
municipalities debriefing station Address, telephone number, business hours
Tomioka City Machinaka Sightseeing Product Center
Tourist Information Center in “OTOMI-CHAN’S HOUSE
Address: 1151-1 Tomioka, Tomioka-shi, Gunma
Business hours: 9:00-17:00 (closed Dec. 29-31)
Annaka City (Annaka City Tourism Organization Address: 441-6 Yokogawa, Matsuida-cho, Annaka-shi, Gunma
TEL: 027-329-6203
Business hours: 9:00 – 16:30 (closed 12/28 – 1/3)
Karuizawa Town Karuizawa Tourism Promotion Center Address: 470-3, Oaza Karuizawa, Karuizawa-cho, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano, Japan
TEL: 0267-41-3850
Business hours: 9:00-17:00 (closed 12/28-1/3)


Stores offering tips
municipalities Stores offering tips Address, telephone number, business hours
Tomioka City Tomioka branch of Kureup Kobo Clin. Address: 42 Tomioka, Tomioka-shi, Gunma
Phone: 090-6004-4343
Business hours: 10:00-18:30 (irregular holidays)
Annaka City Oginoya Yokogawa Address: 297-1 Yokogawa, Matsuida-cho, Annaka-shi, Gunma
Phone: 027-395-2431
Opening hours: In-store kiosk and kamaboko kiosk
     9:00-17:00 *Extension may be possible depending on circumstances.
     Tabito Kitchen (FF Corner)
     10:30-16:30 (LO16:00)
Karuizawa Town Church Street Karuizawa Address: 601-1, Karuizawa-cho, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano, Japan
Phone: 0267-41-2501
Hours: Shop & Cafe 10:00-18:00
     Restaurant 11:00-15:30
     (Opening hours may change during the winter season from December to March)


Special Prizes (3 winners in total)

Myogi Green Hotel paired room ticket for 1 person
・Isobe Garden paired room ticket for 1 person
・Karuizawa Hotel Longing House paired room ticket (one night with breakfast) for 1 person

Prize A (15 winners in total)

Tomioka Silk Mill paired admission tickets for 5
・Railway Culture Village paired free admission tickets for 10
(either of the above 2 prizes)
・Ume juice (Akima Umebayashi) for 15
・Karuizawa soba noodles (made from 100% Karuizawa buckwheat flour) 180g/bag (Yamagishi Sangyo Co., Ltd.) for 15 people

Prize B (15 winners in total)
Myogi Fureai Plaza, Myogi Onsen “Momiji no Yu” pair bathing invitation ticket for 5 persons
Pair of free admission tickets for 5 persons to the Railway Cultural Village
Curry loved by the workers at the Tomioka Silk Mill (2 bags) (Takada Shokudo) 5 persons
(any of the above three items)
Ume Goryo (WHITE) (Kinohanaen) 15 persons
Sawaya Jam (apple) (Sawaya Co., Ltd.) 15 persons

Prize C (15 winners in total)

Ochirikomi (2-3 servings), a specialty of Jyoshu-Tomioka (10 people)
・Tomioka Silk Soap (mini size set of 3) (Kinu Kobo Co., Ltd.) 5 people
(either of the above 2 items)
・Toge no Yu free pair of bath tickets 15 people
・Petanko (Ki no Hanazono) 15 people

Prize D (10 winners in total)

Curry (2 bags) (Takada Shokudo) 5 persons
・Otomi-chan sable (10 pieces) (Ougiya Confectionery Co., Ltd.) 10 persons
(Either of the above 2 prizes)
・Free pair of bathing coupons for 15 persons

Prize E (20 winners in total)

Karuizawa Garden Farm Smoothie Voucher for 20 people
(Agricultural Production Corporation AIPII Karuizawa Garden Farm Strawberry Garden)

Participation prizes* (first-come, first-served)
Presented at the Tomioka City Reporting Station for the discovery.
 Otomi-chan printed macaroon sticky note, Tomioka City Tourism Association clear file, etc.
Presented at the Annaka City Reporting Station.
 Koume-chan can badges, Koume-chan notepads, Hajimu-chan postcards, etc.
Presented at the Karuizawa Township Reporting Office of Findings.
 Louisa-chan ballpoint pen, etc.

*Please be aware that the number of tickets is limited.
*One participation prize will be given per survey, one per person.

How to apply for the lottery
award clear number terms
prize for participation 1 Clear one or more areas + answer a questionnaire
A~E Prize 2
Clear 2 areas + answer questionnaire
Special Prize, A~E Prize 3 Clear 3 areas + answer questionnaires

*One person may enter the drawing only once.
Winners will be announced when the prizes are sent out (around the end of April or May).
Participation prizes will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. The event will end when all the prizes are gone.


Please understand that any damage caused by accidents, injuries, or damage to property during the event will be the responsibility of the individual participants.
Please do not move or tamper with any of the installations or facilities of the event.
Never conduct a search in stormy weather, such as when there is a warning, or in any other situation that may be considered dangerous to yourself or others.
Please follow the rules and take care of your own safety.
Please do not publish the answers or explanations of this event on social networking sites or blogs.
party carrying out (e.g. a policy)
Sponsored by Tomioka City, Annaka City, Karuizawa Town Tourism Cooperation Council
Planning and production Takarash Co!

contact information (for inquiries) (e.g. corporate phone number)


Tomioka City, Annaka City, Karuizawa Town Tourism Cooperation Council Secretariat (Tourism Exchange Division, World Heritage Tourism Department, Tomioka City Hall)
Phone: 0274-62-5439
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