A birds-eye view of Inaba.

Inaba (稲羽市, Inaba-shi)? is a location in the Persona series.

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Persona 4[edit | edit source]

A rural town in Japan and the central area in which the game takes place. It is where the protagonist moves to when his parents went to work overseas, leaving him in the care of his maternal uncle. Not long after settling into Inaba, strange murders began to happen that took the usually quiet town by storm.

Most of the town's younger population consider the town "boring" and in the "middle of nowhere", which is a theme of the game and a sentiment expressed by Yosuke Hanamura and Yukiko Amagi, although some are able to take pride in this aspect, finding it relaxing and peaceful. Inaba is surrounded by rolling hills, crops and riverbanks, and it tends to rain quite often.

According to an old man who often stands near the Tatsuhime Shrine, Inaba's history began as a coal mining town. The influx of miners was the reason why Inaba managed to develop into the kind of town it is today. It may be traveled to by train stopping at the Yasoinaba train station, preceding stations being Higashi Inaba and Hibari. The closest city to Inaba is Okina City, where the protagonist and his friends occasionally travel to.

Golden[edit | edit source]

Marie has become a minor land goddess of the town after becoming Izanami-no-Mikoto, allowing her to influence its weather. This is shown in the Epilogue: when Yu came to visit Inaba during holiday, Marie decided to make the sky clear despite how it was raining before in the weather forecast.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax[edit | edit source]

Inaba is transformed by Sho Minazuki and the Malevolent Entity into a realm similar to the TV World, with red sinister fog filling the realm. Yasogami High becomes a tower similar to Tartarus and the heart of their plans. Marie is revealed to be connected with Inaba and anything bad that happens to the town likewise is harmful and even fatal to her. It is confirmed by the veteran Persona users Akihiko Sanada and Junpei Iori, even a rookie Persona user Naoto that Sho and Malevolent Entity turned Inaba into a second Dark Hour area, allowing the Persona users to summon their Persona freely during this crisis.

Key Locations[edit | edit source]

The local high school where the protagonist and his newfound friends attend. Attendance is mandatory on weekday mornings, and is explorable after school.

The shopping complex whose food court is where the protagonist's investigation team assembles, calling it their "Special Headquarters." This is also where they enter the Midnight Channel, via the large TV in the Junes electronics section. Accessible during weekdays after school, and on weekend afternoons.

The street where most of Inaba's family businesses are located, but the majority of the shops are closed, due to the overwhelming success of Junes. Accessible on weekdays after school, and on weekend afternoons.

The main path to reach Yasogami High School, whose river bed is where the protagonist can fish. Accessible on weekdays after school, and on weekend afternoons and evenings.

The protagonist's temporary home in the town. When he returns here, time passes automatically to evening.

Added in Persona 4 Golden, the protagonist and his friends spend their summer vacation here. It is a location fairly far from Inaba, and can only be accessed via scooter.

  • Inaba Municipal Hospital

The hospital of the town. Appears in Kanji's, Yumi's and Sayoko's Social Links. Later, Dojima and Namatame are here.

  • Amagi Inn

The town's oldest historical landmark which is located upstream of the Samegawa River. It is known for its hot springs.

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Inaba Station as it appears in Persona 4 Arena

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The storyline for the female protagonist in Persona 3 Portable includes an event which involves the Gekkoukan High Sports Club (depending on the player's choice of joining Tennis or Volleyball earlier in the game) going to Inaba to train alongside the Yasoinaba High School's Sports Club. The event references and foreshadows a few events leading to Persona 4, including the cameo of a middle-school aged Yukiko Amagi.
  • The town's name is a reference to the legend of the Hare of Inaba. However, the demon Hare of Inaba itself does not appear any Persona game. It might also possibly be a reference to one of the characters in Megami Ibunroku Persona, Masao Inaba.
  • Inaba is based off the Japanese city of Fuefuki, Yamanashi|Fuefuki (笛吹市, Fuefuki-shi)?, in the Yamanashi prefecture. 
  • The Yasoinaba Station is based on real-life Isawa Onsen Station. [1] As of 2016, the building that the in-game train station was inspired from was demolished and has been replaced with a new building, though the station itself still remains.[2][3]

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Characters
Playable Protagonist - Yosuke Hanamura - Chie Satonaka - Yukiko Amagi - Kanji Tatsumi - Rise Kujikawa - Teddie - Naoto Shirogane
Social Link Margaret - Nanako Dojima - Ryotaro Dojima - Naoki Konishi - Kou Ichijo - Daisuke Nagase - Hisano Kuroda - Sayoko Uehara - Yumi Ozawa - Ayane Matsunaga - Ai Ebihara - Fox - Shu Nakajima - Eri Minami - Marie - Tohru Adachi
Major Igor - Mayumi Yamano - Misuzu Hiiragi - Saki Konishi - Mitsuo Kubo - Hanako Ohtani - Kinshiro Morooka - Noriko Kashiwagi - Taro Namatame - Old Lady Shiroku - Master Daidara - Minoru Inoue - Yuuta Minami - Kaneko - Aika Nakamura - President Tanaka - Chihiro Fushimi - Mr. Edogawa - Kanami Mashita - Moel Gas Station Attendant
Major enemies Shadow Yosuke - Shadow Chie - Shadow Yukiko - Shadow Kanji - Shadow Rise - Shadow Teddie - Shadow Mitsuo - Shadow Naoto - Kunino-sagiri - Ameno-sagiri - Kusumi-no-Okami - Izanami
Locations
Inaba Central Shopping District - Dojima Residence - Junes Department Store - Samegawa Flood Plain - Velvet Room - Yasogami High School
Midnight Channel Twisted Shopping District - Yukiko's Castle - Steamy Bathhouse - Marukyu Striptease - Void Quest - Secret Laboratory - Heaven - Magatsu Inaba - Hollow Forest - Yomotsu Hirasaka
Other Okina City - Shichiri Beach - Midnight Trivia Miracle Quiz - Tatsumi Port Island (Gekkoukan High School - Club Escapade - Iwatodai Station)
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (Persona 4 / Golden) - Never More -Reincarnation- - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album
Songs "Studio Backlot/Backside of the TV" - "Heartbeat, Heartbreak" - "Heaven" - "Never More" - "Pursuing My True Self" - "Aria of the Soul" - "Reach Out To The Truth" - "I'll Face Myself" - "Signs of Love" - "Someone Else's Man" - "Your Affection" - "P3 FES" - "Sky's The Limit" - "Beauty of Destiny" - "True Story" - "Key Plus Words" - "The Way of Memories" - "True Feelings" - "Shadow World" - "Time To Make History" - "SNOWFLAKES" - "We Are One and All" - "Time For True Revelation" - "Falling into Right Places" - "Alone in this World" - "Koisuru Meitantei" - "Dazzling Smile" - "Ying Yang" - "Ain't Nobody Can Hold Me Down" - "Just Like The Wind"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Initial / Ultimate) - Persona User - Glasses - Fog - Shadow - Shadow Self - Party - Tactics - All-Out Attack - Shuffle Time - Arcana Chance - Fusion Forecast - Weather Forecast - Investigation Team - Mystery Food X - Phoenix Ranger Featherman R - Daily Life - Fishing - Shrine - Books - Part Time Jobs
Lists Arcana - Personas - Shadows - Skills - Items - Requests - Status Changes - Tanaka's Amazing Commodities - Activities - Calendar - Golden Trophies - The Animation / Golden Animation Episodes - Patches and Updates
Other Media
Games Golden - Arena - Arena Ultimax - Dancing All Night
Productions The Animation / -The Factor of Hope- / The Golden Animation - Visualive / the Evolution
Publications Manga - The Magician - Kiri no Amnesia - Your Affection - Persona x Detective Naoto
Mobile Games The Card Battle - Colors - Persona 4: The Slot - Persona 4 the Pachinko
Events Music Live 2008 - Music Live 2009 - Music Tour 2010 - Music Live 2012 - Music Fes 2013 - Music Box 2014 - Super Live 2015 - Livehouse Tour 2015 - Super Live 2017 - Super Live 2019
Miscellaneous Merchandise
Ultimax - Manga (Arena) - Manga (Ultimax) - Stageplay (Arena) - Stageplay (Ultimax)
Characters
Playable Arena Yu Narukami (Izanagi - Regular / Izanagi-no-Okami - Instant Kill) - Yosuke Hanamura (Jiraiya) - Chie Satonaka (Tomoe) - Yukiko Amagi (Konohana Sakuya) - Kanji Tatsumi (Take-Mikazuchi) - Naoto Shirogane (Sukuna-Hikona) - Teddie (Kintoki-Douji) - Aigis (Pallas Athena - Regular / Palladion - Instant Kill) - Mitsuru Kirijo (Artemisia) - Akihiko Sanada (Caesar) - Elizabeth (Thanatos) - Labrys (Ariadne) - Shadow Labrys (Asterius)
Playable Ultimax Yukari Takeba (Isis) - Junpei Iori (Trismegistus) - Sho Minazuki (Tsukiyomi) - Rise Kujikawa (Himiko) - Ken Amada & Koromaru (Kala-Nemi & Cerberus) - Tohru Adachi (Magatsu-Izanagi) - Marie (Kaguya-Hime) - Margaret (Yoshitsune - Cu Chulain - Ardha - Regular/ Helel - Instant Kill)
Non-Playable Unit #024 - Igor - Theodore - Nanako Dojima - Ryotaro Dojima - Detective Kurosawa - Fuuka Yamagishi - Eri Minami - Yuuta Minami - Malevolent Entity - Erebus - Kikuno Saikawa - Shuji Ikutsuki - Minoru Inoue
Locations
Inaba Midnight Channel - Velvet Room - Yasogami High School - Tartarus
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (Arena / Ultimax) - Original Arrange Soundtrack
Songs "Best Friends" - "Now I Know" - "Aria of the Soul" - "Reach Out To The Truth" - "Mass Destruction" - "Break Out Of..." - "Today"
Archives
Terminology Dark Hour - Evoker - Midnight Channel - P-1 Grand Prix - Persona - Persona User - Plume of Dusk - Shadow - Shadow Self - Shadow Operatives - Investigation Team - Wild Card - Persona Fragments - Red Fog
Lists Status Changes - Trophies (Arena / Ultimax) - Skills
Productions The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena Stageplay - Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold Stageplay
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