Check Out This Youtube Series Touring Real Life Locations In The Yakuza Series
Yakuza takes place in a fictionalized version of Tokyo, but it's heavily based on real-life locations. This series from Youtuber TheElecPlay92 shows off those real-world locations and compares them to their Yakuza counterparts.
The series, titled the Yakuza Location Tour, was filmed in 2016 and compares the game's famous and fictional Kamurocho district with the actual Kabukicho district. Kamurocho has been used in every mainline Yakuza game, functioning as much as a character as Kiryu himself.
You can check out the first video in the series where ElecPlay looks at the Tenkaichi St. entrance from the game and its striking elevated gate, the first shot of the first Yakuza game.
Further episodes look at places like Serena's Bar, Sky Finance, Millennium Tower, and way more. You can engage in the virtual tourism with the full playlist here.
The next Yakuza game, Yakuza 6, releases on April 17 exclusively for the PlayStation 4. You can find our review of the game right here, as well as a demo available on PSN.