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See Tokyo Through the Eyes of Yakuza: Dead Souls

Kellie Parker's Avatar + Posted by Kellie Parker on Mar 16, 2012 // Community Manager, Sega of America

Many people dream of visiting Tokyo and a few lucky ones actually get to go. If the long flights, heavy suitcases and language barriers just aren’t in the cards for you, don’t fret. You can still see some actual real-life Tokyo sights, restaurants, amusements and more in Yakuza: Dead Souls — which is out now on PS3, by the way.

Just like any good tourist guidebook, here’s a map of Kamurocho (a city inspired by the famous red light district in Tokyo), with a numbered list of restaurants, advertising and more that are actually real-life things. We’ve also added the location of the first three zombie bosses*. We’re just nice like that.

Kamurocho Map ORIGINAL

*The location of these items doesn’t match those that can be found in real-life. Also, we must warn you: there are no zombies in the real Tokyo – at least, as far as we know – but there are many, many more of them in Yakuza: Dead Souls than we’ve shown on this map. We’ll let you find them all (or let them find you first)!

02- Acecook cup noodles (real cup noodles)

2. If you’d prefer to eat at home or in your hotel room while watching strange Japanese TV shows, you could buy a pack of Acecook cup noodles from this store. Beware: while in this neighborhood in Yakuza: Dead Souls you’ll come across the fearsome first boss, the Arahabaki Prototype. Eat or be eaten: It’s up to you!

6 - Watami

6. Fancy going out for an evening meal? Watami is a culinary paradise! Sashimi, handmade tofu, organic vegetables and fresh Hokkaido mackerel await you, and they go down smoother when accompanied by an original cocktail.

7 - Don Quijote

7. Of course, you could buy everyday food and cosmetic items at Don Quijote, but you may be happy to know that you can also buy maid and schoolgirl uniforms to take home as a souvenir for your girlfriend. She will be de-ligh-ted, surely!

8 - Karaokekan

8. Karaoke boxes in Tokyo are like trees in a forest. But don’t be fooled by lesser venues: Look for the characteristic blue-colored Karaokan chain stores if you want the real deal. Great rooms, tasty drinks and a good choice of foreign songs (or try some Japanese classics if you think you’re up to the challenge). Still hesitating? Then ask Goro Majima what he thinks about them!

11 - Club SEGA_Theater Square

11. Do we really need to tell you that Club SEGA is the absolute best place to go for classic arcade machines and the latest UFO Catchers? But watch your back when you visit this one in Yakuza: Dead Souls — the second boss, Onraki, is lurking just around the corner.

12 JOYSOUND  Kai Razor (advertisement for karaoke and shaver)

12. Advertising is the key to success and companies like JOYSOUND and Kai Razor know this only too well. The first is a company providing karaoke services; Visit a karaoke box and there’s a fair chance you will use one of their services. The latter is a type of hand razor – convenient for forgetful travelers and handy for all humans, although I’m not sure how zombies find them.

By the way, keep an eye out when you see these two advertisements: you will probably come across the Arahabaki boss, who takes some beating!

Gindaco (advertisement for Takoyaki shop)Tokyo Sports (real newspaper)

Mitsui Repark  (real parking area)Ryukyu Shugo Densetsu (real supplement)

4. MatsuyaPronto

Hope you enjoyed the tour, but now you can experience Tokyo for yourself — Yakuza: Dead Souls is available now exclusively on PS3.

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18 Comments

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+ lolidkwot on March 16th, 2012 at 7:03 am said:

I can’t wait until I can play this! Got my copy last night… it’s a Yakuza marathon weekend!


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+ MP_is_for_Chumps on March 16th, 2012 at 7:47 am said:

Such an underrated franchise, and easily the best Japanese rpg/adventure title of this generation. If you cant stand the typical lame graphic weebo-rpg-kiddie melodrama, Yakuza is the series for you.

Yakuza is like mixing the modern horsepower and balls of GTA, with the intelligence and depth of fine Asian cinema. If Quentin Trantino were a game developer, Yakuza would be his baby :)


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+ bakerarmy on March 16th, 2012 at 8:23 am said:

Got this coming to me via mail any day now. I always liked the look and feel of this series. I never finished 3 and was unsure of 4(since all the other playable characters), but I will revisit them for sure. The series is known as a hand to hand style fighting game and the move to weapon based attacks has got me a little scared. Reviews have been good for the tone and story but not the controls. So I hope I can finish it.


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+ Rodnd on March 16th, 2012 at 8:25 am said:

…I would very much the first game was released in America…or maybe up to a bundle with 2 games…Thank SEGA by Yakuza SAGA…and Shenmue please to come :)


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+ Christian399 on March 16th, 2012 at 8:54 am said:

Shipped today, finally! Blasted slowness of Amazon. Say Kellie, any “Shining” news for us yet? It feels like forever since we’ve had the series over here! Or I’ll settle for a Phantasy Star Online 2 announcement :P


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+ Rodnd on March 16th, 2012 at 8:57 am said:

3 : correcting: I was referring to Yakuza Black Panther 2 excuse the inattention :p…


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+ tacotaskforce on March 16th, 2012 at 9:32 am said:

I hope you guys can release Yakuza 5 simultaneously with Japan. The one year delay for Dead Souls that resulted in it releasing after Binary Domain does no favors for Yakuza.


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+ mid_012 on March 16th, 2012 at 10:23 am said:

Been playing this since Tuesday. Finishing substories. I think i’m gonna play as Akiyama a bit longer…


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+ TallCrowe on March 16th, 2012 at 1:36 pm said:

I love the series. I want this game bad, but I just bought a Vita.


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+ jimmyfoxhound on March 16th, 2012 at 1:49 pm said:

LOVE the game!! Some of the missions were great, the cliche mission was hilarious. The Yakuza Team has a great sense of humor. It took a while to get used to the controls but now it’s a breeze. I like how you can bring partners with you and level them up too. It’s much deeper than I thought it would be. Man I really love the Yakuza series, it’s been a blast playing them all!


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+ letherclad on March 16th, 2012 at 2:29 pm said:

I got my copy but haven’t gotten a chance to start yet, I’m really excited to get to it this weekend! This is one of my favorite series and this game looks like a blast.

This will be the first game to pull me away from my Vita!


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+ poodude on March 16th, 2012 at 3:38 pm said:

Got my copy but it’s still in the original packaging. Not complaining though because Yakuza 4 is awesome :).


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+ WastelandDan on March 16th, 2012 at 3:48 pm said:

Hmm, I love Japan and also love zombies…if there was ever a time for a person like me to try Yakuza, I belive that time is now.

I will be getting a copy of this…noodles, and brains!


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+ thundercat17 on March 16th, 2012 at 9:22 pm said:

huge yakuza fan since buying yakuza 1 randomly

loved the game so much that i told mass effect 3 to take a hike, yakuza goes first


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+ feri2011 on March 17th, 2012 at 6:27 am said:

cool stuff


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+ favian on March 17th, 2012 at 2:48 pm said:

Sega’s on a roll lately. This and Binary Domain, got them both and satisfied with both purchases. Yakuza is a fantastically wacky series, nothing else like it on the market.


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+ jimmyfoxhound on March 18th, 2012 at 5:20 pm said:

I’m almost done with Majima’s story with two more stories to go. This game is FAN-TASTIC!! love it!!


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+ pinkstreet on March 25th, 2012 at 2:29 pm said:

Omg, awesome article! I am leaving for Japan in a few days and I am going to check all of these places out when I get to Kabukicho :)

Please consider localizing Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan by the way! It looks like a fantastic game. Tons of people are into samurai stuff.


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