Fushimi Inari-Taisha in Kyoto in Persona 5 Strikers.

Kyoto is a location in Persona 3 and Persona 5 Strikers.

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Kyoto (京都, Kyōto)?, officially Kyoto City (京都市, Kyōto-shi)?, is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture in Japan. Located in the Kansai region on the island of Honshu, Kyoto forms a part of the Keihanshin metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kobe. As of 2018, the city had a population of 1.47 million.

In 794, Kyoto (then known as Heian-kyō) was chosen as the new seat of Japan's imperial court. The Emperors of Japan ruled from Kyoto in the following eleven centuries until 1869, when the court relocated to Tokyo.

In 1863, a special police force referred to as the Shinsengumi, was founded.

Kyoto is considered the cultural capital of Japan and a major tourist destination. It is home to numerous Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, palaces and gardens.

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Persona 3[edit | edit source]

Over the course of four days, the students of Gekkoukan High School travel to Kyoto as part of their school excursion. Parts of their tour included visiting historical sites aboard a tour bus, and a walking tour of Kyoto. They stay at the Higashiyama-ku ward, in Godaigo Inn, which was a fictional building.

During their tour, they likely visit Kinkaku-ji, a Zen Buddhist temple. It is one of the most popular buildings in Japan, attracting many visitors annually.

Yukari and Mitsuru visit the Kamogawa River near Sanjō Bridge.

Persona 5 Strikers[edit | edit source]

Kyoto is one of the locations the Phantom Thieves travel to during their summer vacation, and was first entered as a detour, after Sapporo's Jail case was solved. Zenkichi Hasegawa and his daughter, Akane Hasegawa live in Kyoto after an incident that occured two years ago that resulted in the death of Zenkichi's wife, Aoi Hasegawa to a drunk hit-and-run from Jyun Owada and its subsequent cover-up.

The proper exploration occurs after the Jail in Okinawa was neutralized. Because the Phantom Thieves enter there per emergency invitation by Zenkichi Hasegawa, they are not able to perform sightseeing there, although they do visit the same Godaigo Inn as S.E.E.S. However, when the Thieves are all inside the Inn, Miyako Kaburagi was bribed by Owada to capture the Phantom Thieves and Zenkichi takes the their place instead. This leads to a search warrant on the Hasegawa residence, where Akane absentmindedly calls someone to save her only for the EMMA application on the phone to respond to her pleas on her own volition. Having seen Owada and Kaburagi failing to catch the Thieves, Owada's (faux) accomplice, the Madicce CEO, Akira Konoe, decides to take matters on his own and asks EMMA for an easy way to capture them. EMMA suggested to him that he might use the Jail of an unknown friend of the Phantom Thieves to change their hearts or kill them. Konoe agrees to the decision and asks her to turn that person into a King, erecting the Kyoto Jail in Fushimi Inari-taisha, the head shrine of the Inari Shrines in the Fushimi-ku ward and the Higashi Otani Cemetery in the Higashiyama-ku ward. Because Akane was the only person who had requested to make a Jail using EMMA (albeit unwittingly), EMMA turns Akane into a King without telling Konoe about her.

EMMA then impersonates Akane via SNS to bait the Thieves into a trap even if they knew it was obviously a trap. The plan she formulated is successful, and all the Thieves played perfectly into it; all of the Thieves' combatants are lured by what seems to be Akane tied on a branch, but that was in fact her Shadow, who has taken the same megalomaniacal personality as Konoe himself. Therefore, they all found themselves trapped in a wooden cage, only for Futaba Sakura to not fall for it because of her low physical strength. She was able to contact Zenkichi who was freed with Sae Niijima's help, and Zenkichi and Futaba teams up to save the party.

The party's Hideout after this event is not in the camping van unlike other prefectures. Instead, they have to stay in Zenkichi's underground attic before saving Akane.

After saving Akane from EMMA's control, the party arrives to Osaka in order to capture the culprit of the Japan-wide Change of Heart incidents.

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Persona 3
 
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Kinkaku-ji
 
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Yukari and Mitsuru at the Kamogawa river
Persona 5 Strikers
 
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The Phantom Thieves at the Higashi Otani Cemetery
 
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Sticker of Morgana in the "Kyoto" Newsletter, a nod to Shinsengumi.


Characters
Playable Male Protagonist - Female Protagonist - Yukari Takeba - Junpei Iori - Akihiko Sanada - Mitsuru Kirijo - Fuuka Yamagishi - Aigis - Koromaru - Ken Amada - Shinjiro Aragaki - Metis
Social Link Kenji Tomochika - Hidetoshi Odagiri - Bunkichi and Mitsuko - Kazushi Miyamoto - Chihiro Fushimi - Isako Toriumi - Keisuke Hiraga - Yuko Nishiwaki - Maiko Oohashi - Pharos - Bebe - President Tanaka - Mutatsu - Mamoru Hayase - Nozomi Suemitsu - Akinari Kamiki - Rio Iwasaki - Saori Hasegawa - Ryoji Mochizuki
Major Igor - Elizabeth - Theodore - Shuji Ikutsuki - Officer Kurosawa - Takaya Sakaki - Jin Shirato - Chidori Yoshino - Takeharu Kirijo - Kouetsu Kirijo - Eiichiro Takeba - Natsuki Moriyama - Nyx - Erebus - Margaret
Minor Kiyoshi Sakuma - Mr. Edogawa - Mr. Ekoda - Ms. Miyahara - Mrs. Terauchi - Kikuno Saikawa - Yuu Kimijima - Souta Aizawa - Kyouka Sayama
Cameo Yukiko Amagi - Noriko Kashiwagi - Man Drinking Alone
Location
Port Island Gekkoukan High School - Paulownia Mall - Iwatodai Station - Port Island Station - Naganaki Shrine - Dorm - Moonlight Bridge - Velvet Room
Tartarus Blocks: Thebel - Arqa - Yabbashah - Tziah - Harabah - Adamah - Monad Depths
Abyss of Time Malebolge - Cocytus - Caina - Antenora - Ptolomea - Judecca - Empyrean
Other Kyoto - Great Seal
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (JP / US / FES / Portable) - Bonus CD - Burn My Dread -Reincarnation- - Spring of Birth OST - Midsummer Knight's Dream OST - Falling Down OST - Winter Of Rebirth OST - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album
Songs "Burn My Dread" - "Aria of the Soul" - "Want To Be Close" - "When the Moon Reaches for the Stars" - "Iwatodai Dorm" - "Mass Destruction" - "Deep Breath Deep Breath" - "Deep Mentality" - "Changing Seasons" - "Current Net Price Tanaka" - "Battle Hymn of the Soul" - "Kimi no Kioku" - "P3 FES" - "Mass Destruction -P3fes version-" - "Heartful Cry" - "Brand New Days" - "Soul Phrase" - "A Way of Life" - "Time" - "Wiping All Out" - "More Than One Heart" - "Fate is In Our Hands" - "One Single Word" - "One Hand, One Heartbeat" - "One Determination" - "Sound of the Beast" - "Storm for a Butterfly" - "Light in Starless Sky" - "My Testimony" - "Self Redemption"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Initial / Prime / Ultimate) - Persona User - Shadow - Wild Card - Evoker - Tactics - All-Out Attack - Shuffle Time - Dark Hour - Moon Phase System - Full Moon Operations - SEES - Kirijo Group - Nanjo Group - Strega - Artificial Persona User - Suppressants - Apathy Syndrome - The Fall - Death - Who's Who - Phoenix Ranger Featherman R - Plume of Dusk
Lists Arcana - Personas (P3 - FES - P) - Shadows - Bosses (P3 - FES) - Skills - Items (Heart Items / Vending Machines) - Status Effects - Elizabeth's Requests - Activities - Calendar
School Life Daily Life - Seasons - Social Link - Social Stats - Yen - Class - Studying - Movie theater - Bed - Part Time Jobs - Shrine - Tanaka's Amazing Commodities - Crane Machine - Chagall Cafe - School Club - Cooking
Other Media
Games FES - Portable - Dancing in Moonlight
Productions The Movie - The Movie: Escape from the Dark Hour - the Weird Masquerade: -Ao no Kakusei- / -Gunjou no Meikyuu- / -Souen no Kesshou- / -Ai no Seiyaku- / -Hekikuu no Kanata e- - Persona Stalker Club - 「PERSORA AWARDS」 - PERSORA AWARDS 2 - Persora -The Golden Best-
Drama CDs A Certain Day of Summer - Daylight / Moonlight - Character Drama CD Vol. 1 / Vol. 2 / Vol. 3 / Vol. 4 / Vol. 5 - New Moon / Full Moon - Portable Vol. 1 / Vol. 2
Publications Manga - Shadow Cry - Owari no Kakera - Alternative Heart - Velvet Blue - Persona Magazine - Dear Girls Comic Anthology - Dengeki Comic Anthology
Mobile Games The Night Before - Social - Escape - Illust Puzzle - Broken Shadow - Aegis: The First Mission - Qix - Chaining Soul - Em
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
Characters
Playable Protagonist - Morgana - Ryuji Sakamoto - Ann Takamaki - Yusuke Kitagawa - Makoto Niijima - Futaba Sakura - Haru Okumura - Sophia - Zenkichi Hasegawa
Major Targets Alice Hiiragi - Ango Natsume - Mariko Hyodo - Akane Hasegawa - Akira Konoe - Kuon Ichinose - EMMA / False God Demiurge
Other Lavenza - Sojiro Sakura - Miyako Kaburagi - Shuzo Ubukata‎‎ - Jyun Owada - Aoi Hasegawa - Sae Niijima - Akane's Joker
Locations
Japan Yongen-Jaya (Café Leblanc) - Shibuya - Sendai - Sapporo - Okinawa - Kyoto - Osaka - Tokyo (Tokyo Tower)
Akasaka Mitsuke - Aoyama-Itchome (Shujin Academy) - Ogikubo - Fukuoka - Yokohama
Jail Shibuya Jail - Sendai Jail - Sapporo Jail - Okinawa Jail - Kyoto Jail - Osaka Jail - Jail of the Abyss - Tree of Knowledge
Other Velvet Room
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack
Songs "You Are Stronger" - "Daredevil" - "What You Wish For" - "Axe to Grind" - "Counter Strike" - "Beneath the Mask" - "Last Surprise" - "Rivers in the Desert" - "Towards a Dream"
Archives & Terminology
Story Persona - Persona User - Shadow - Shadow Self (Monarch) - Treasure Demon - I am thou - Cognition - P. A. D. - Metaverse - Metaverse Navigator - Mask - Wild Card - Phantom Thieves of Hearts - Madicce - Antisocial Force - Police - Calling Card - Change of Heart - General Public - Seven Deadly Sins - Zephyrman
Summer Trip Calendar - Yen - Joker's Kitchen - Hideout - Shrine
Vendors Shops - Vending Machines - Sophia's Shop - Big Bang Burger
Phantom Life Requests - Third Eye - Security Level - Shadows - Bosses - Lock Keeper
Battle Items - Skills - Combo Attacks - Master Arts - Party - Battle Stats - Damage - Accuracy - Experience - Level - Difficulty - Status Changes - Element - Navigator - Party Switch - Baton Pass - One More - Critical - Technical - Follow Up - Protect - Harisen Recovery - Endure - Cut-in - All-Out Attack - Showtime - BOND - Game Over
Velvet Room List of Personas - Fusion - Arcana - Persona Points
System Trophies - Patches and Updates - New Game Plus - Cutscenes
Development
Corporate Atlus Co., Ltd. - Koei Tecmo Games Co., Ltd. - Omega Force
Personnel Daisuke Kaneda - Shigenori Soejima - Atsushi Kitajoh - Lyn Inaizumi - Lotus Juice
Other Media
Events Persona Super Live 2019
Miscellaneous Merchandise
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