Fans of Persona 5 can go to a lot of places in real life, like the famous Akihabara, Miura Beach, and Ichigaya.
The Persona games are all different, but they all have one thing in common: they are all set in Japan. Persona 5 has one of the biggest worlds in the series so far. Players can go to busy downtown Tokyo and other big cities.
Base Persona 5, Royal, and Strikers make up the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. They have done a lot of things in the real world and in the Metaverse. The fantastical palaces in the Metaverse can only be seen in the game. However, many of the places that Joker goes to in real life are open for guests to see in Japan.
Meet Futaba At Akihabara
Akihabara Electric Town, the area around Akihabara Station, has a small but interesting part in Persona 5. Akihabara has an electronics shop in the game where the player helps Futaba Sakura get over her fear of public places.
It also has a cafe where you can connect with others, gachapon machines, and an arcade where Shinya Oda can teach you how to use weapons.
In the real world A lot of electronics, manga, anime, and hobby shops can be found in Akihabara, which is known as the center of pop culture in Japan. This kind of well-known hobby shop can be found in the area: Mandarake. It sells rare collectibles from many anime series.
Get To Class At Aoyama-Itchome
For most players, this may be the Persona 5 spot they visit the most. Aoyama-Itchome is the way to get to Shujin Academy, where most of the Phantom Thieves go to high school. It’s also where Suguru Kamoshida’s Castle house is, which is where Joker first becomes aware of his Persona.
The school and the house are not here in the real world, which is a shame. The Japan National Stadium and the Asakasa Palace, on the other hand, are close to the subway stop and make it more interesting. You should also check out the street outside the station, where Ryuji Sakamoto and Morgana often meet for morning talks.
Retreat For The Summer At Miura Beach
Futaba takes Medjed to Miura Beach when school is out for the summer. This is where the Phantom Thieves find her. Another person who buys something here is Yusuke Kitagawa. But you can’t go back to the beach in the game after August 29th. The real Miura Beach is much better.
Miura Beach is in Kanagawa Prefecture, which is only an hour’s drive from the center of Tokyo. It is surrounded by parks and has many beautiful nature sights. There are also some great seafood places in the area where you can eat tuna caught right off the boats.
Study Up At Kanda And Jinbocho
Persona 5 players can go to two places in Kanda in the game. The church where shogi player Hifumi Togo can be seen is the more well-known of the two. As it turns out, Kanda is an area in Tokyo that has 30 different neighborhoods. The church in Persona 5’s Kanda is based on the Kanda Catholic Church and the Tokyo Resurrection Cathedral, which are both real places.
The other place in Kanda that the player can go is Jinbocho, which is a neighborhood. Since it has so many bookstores and printing houses, Jinbocho is known for being a literary hub. When the player gets to the place in the game, they can buy more books and become closer to Hifumi and Empress Confidant Makoto Nijima.
Work At The Bar In Shinjuku
If you go to Tokyo, you have to go to Shinjuku. It’s one of the busiest places in Japan. The Shinjuku ward is made up of several different towns. It is famous for its shops and nightlife. In Persona 5, the player can go to a place that seems to be Kabukicho, a place full of bars and clubs where people go to have fun. For the game, you can work at the Crossroads Bar and talk to different people to boost your social stats.
Interesting people like bar owner Lala Escargot and fortune teller Chihaya Mifune are a tribute to Shinjuku’s flashy atmosphere. When people go to Kabukicho, they often go to Golden Gai, which is a network of alleys with more than 200 small bars and restaurants.
Catch A Fish In Ichigaya
Ichigaya is a neighborhood in Shinjuku that is famous for being home to Japan’s Ministry of Defense and other businesses. To improve your Proficiency number in Persona 5, you can go to a small part of Ichigaya and catch fish. In real life, this small spot that looks like a pier is actually a row of pools that belong to the Ichigaya Fishing Center.
People who come to the center can fish and catch as many fish as they can in a certain amount of time. After the fish are measured, they are returned to the pools. It’s amazing how accurate the center is in Persona 5. They even use the same yellow boxes that are given to players in real life. People can look at the pools with respect from the Ichigaya Station platform without fishing.
Hangout With Confidants In Kichijoji
Even though Kichijoji became a separate place in Persona 5 Royal, players could still get there from Inokashira Park in base Persona 5. In the games, Inokashira Park is a famous place to hang out, and players can bring close friends like Munehisa Iwai and Tae Takemi there to get closer to them. The park is really big and beautiful, though, and you can only see them in person.
Inokashira Park is one of the best places to see the beautiful cherry flowers in bloom in the spring. The popular Sun Road, a shopping street with glass panels, is another place in Kichijoji that is shown in Royal.
Visit The Underground Mall And Shibuya Station
Several things happen in and around Shibuya Station. Which is one of the busiest in Japan and has a lot of history. There are six exits from this city entrance, and players can get to two of them in our game. The Hachiko Exit is one of these. And it gets its name from the dog figure that stands right outside it.
The exit in real life has the same lottery center and even the green tram where Toranosuke Yoshida gives his Sunday talks. Inside the station, people can see where the Phantom Thieves hide out and the Underground Mall, which is where Ann Takamaki normally shops.
Check Out Central Street In Downtown Shibuya
Shibuya Crossing and Central Street are just past the Hachiko statue. These are two of the most famous places for tourists to visit in Japan. The famous scramble crosswalk is a repeating theme in Persona 5. And it has become a famous landmark in many other media as well. Central Street in Persona 5 has stores like the Beef Bowl Shop, Triple 7, and Big Bang Burger that the player can shop at and work at.
These stores have new names, but they are based on real Shibuya chains like Family Mart Japan and Burger King. People can also look around the alley where the Untouchable Airsoft shop and Velvet Room door are in Breakout Game.
Order Some Curry In Sangen-Jaya
The small neighborhood in real life called Sangen-Jaya was used as a model for the made-up neighborhood Yongen-Jaya. Yongen-Jaya is where the player lives during the game, at Sojiro Sakura’s Cafe Leblanc. This kind of cafe doesn’t exist in real life, and because the layout has changed in-game. It’s hard to say which cafe it was based on.
Some of the connections are very clear. For example, the laundromat and bathhouse look a lot like they do in Persona 5. “Good-Day, Good-Day” is written on one Sangen-Jaya cafe sign. But “Good-Bye, Good-Bye” is changed to be more fun in the game.