"A city encased in ice... Its serenity belies a yawning desolation."
The Phantom Thieves can begin exploring the Sapporo Jail at Noon on 8/10 by entering from Suzushino. Haru notes that being able to enter the Jail confirms that Mariko is the Monarch. From here, the party opts to investigate the castle in the distance.
The party will find their path blocked by large walls of ice while traversing Odori Park, requiring them to find an alternate path around the ice walls. In the next area, the Sapporo Clock Tower, the party will come across a Prison Keep with the gate open at the marker. The party can proceed directly to the top of the tower to claim the first core, an Election Poster. However, doing so will kick up a snow storm and render the Checkpoint teleportation inoperable, along with making more Shadows that do not appear on the minimap occupy the area.
Sophia will lead the party to a heater where they can warm up. The group will then decide to turn on the other three heaters in the area. Sentries will block the heater to the east, leading to a fight with two Principality Shadows along with a weaker horde. Pushing the Ice Mass towards the ledge will allow access up to the heater. The next heater will be to the north at ground level, behind a gate shut with a control panel, requiring a hacking battle to proceed. The final heater will be at the west end of the area, guarded by more Shadows. While turning it on will stop the snow storm, it will not fix the Checkpoint, leading the party to believe that something is still interfering. Heading back to Odori Park, the party will confront another strong Shadow. Defeating them will restore the Checkpoints to full functionality.
Heading west, the party will find that an ice wall had disappeared. Morgana will speculate that the cores are the key to melting the ice walls. The party will opt to take the only route available to them forward.
In the Arboretum, the party spots another Prison Keep in the distance. Heading through the narrow pathway leads to a confrontation with a large horde of Mothman Shadows. Afterward, the party will come to a steep slope heading downwards guarded by Shadows. Ryuji will point out a snowboard rack, leading to the party being prompted to snowboard down the slope into unsuspecting Jack Frosts in the path. At the bottom, a hackable terminal battle bars the way into the Prison Keep. Crossing the gate's threshold will lead to another snowstorm battle in which the party will need to turn on another heater at the back of the area to finish.
The core at the top of the keep will be a Beautiful Flower. Leading the party to speculate that Hyodo wants to make Sapporo a beautiful destination for all, but at the cost of sacrificing her own people. Makoto will suggest heading back to Odori Park. Once there, the party will encounter the Ice Tower Admin, who demands that the party returns what they stole, stating they have no idea of the torture that awaits the Shadows once the Monarch finds out.
Upon reaching the Sapporo Tower area, the party can see the next Prison Keep, but also another ice barrier preventing access to the keep. The party will opt to scale the ice walls in order to drop into the keep. At the top they will come to another snowboard slope which will deposit them behind the keep, where they can instead use an Ice Mass to jump over the wall.
After the ensuing battle and reaching the top of the keep, the party will find the Mayor Badge. The Sapporo Central mayor's insignia being a simple symbol of power for Mariko. After battling the next tower administrator, there will be an announcement about a regular cleaning. Since the party can't do anything with the hee-horde from hell running about, they opt to head back to reality.
|Lucky Charm||Accessory||Treasure chest - Suzushino|
|Snuff Soul||Item||Treasure chest - Suzushino|
|HP Incense||Item||Treasure chest - Suzushino|
|Army Socks||Accessory||Treasure chest - Sapporo Clock Tower|
|Technical Adept||Skill Card||Treasure chest Lock Lv.1 - Sapporo Clock Tower|
|Regenerate 1||Skill Card||Treasure chest - Sapporo Clock Tower|
|Technical Adept||Skill Card||Treasure chest - Arboretum|
|Sleep Boost||Skill Card||Treasure chest - Sapporo Tower|
|Knockdown Style||Skill Card||Treasure chest - Castle: Front Area|
|Thermo Dress||Female protector||Treasure chest - Castle: Front Area|
|Guard Incense||Item||Treasure chest - Corridor of Ice|
Updated gear once Sapporo Jail becomes available.
- Note: Some requests to unlock new equipment in Sophia's Shop must be completed for new equipment in the Sapporo Jail: "Sophia's Weapon Shop" (weapons), "Sophia's Armor Shop" (protector) and "Trapped in Wonderland"/"Trapped in a Nightmare" (accessories) "Junk Collection, Part 1" (Futaba protector) will award new armor directly.
|Skinning Knife||Protagonist||102||-||Sophia's Shop (¥7,400)|
|Arsene's Cane S||Protagonist||118||+Random ailment (low)||Complete request, "Enduring a Slimy Hell"|
|Kopis||Protagonist||120||-||Sophia's Shop (¥9,800)|
|Iron Pipe||Ryuji||104||-||Sophia's Shop (¥8,400)|
|Heavy Mace||Ryuji||122||-||Sophia's Shop (¥10,200)|
|Talwar||Morgana||96||+Dizzy (low)||Sophia's Shop (¥9,200)|
|Sleeper Blade||Morgana||114||+Sleep (low)||Sophia's Shop (¥10,800)|
|Orbiter||Sophia||96||Ma +2||Sophia's Shop (¥8,000)|
|Yo-2K||Sophia||116||-||Sophia's Shop (¥10,000)|
|Water Yo-Yo||Sophia||120||+Critical up (low)||Complete request, "Blessing the Wicked"|
|Warrior Whip||Ann||92||-||Sophia's Shop (¥8,000)|
|Burn Whip||Ann||116||+Burn (low)||Sophia's Shop (¥9,200)|
|Seishiki Sword||Yusuke||108||-||Sophia's Shop (¥7,200)|
|Jagato||Yusuke||124||-||Sophia's Shop (¥9,400)|
|Senryo Yakusha S||Yusuke||152||St +2||Lock Lv 2 Treasure chest - Shibuya Jail, Bunkamachi|
|Metal Duster||Makoto||104||-||Sophia's Shop (¥8,200)|
|Iron Fist||Makoto||122||-||Sophia's Shop (¥10,400)|
|Death's Claws||Makoto||126||Ma +2||Complete request, "Nuking the Stars"|
|Mega Axe||Haru||106||-||Sophia's Shop (¥8,200)|
|Crescent Axe||Haru||130||-||Sophia's Shop (¥10,600)|
|Death Contract S||Haru||134||+Fear (low)||Complete request, "Psychokinetic Siege"|
|Army Vest||Unisex||82||St +3||Sophia's Shop (¥6,000)|
|Cone Collar||Cats||84||Ma +3||Sophia's Shop (¥5,400)|
|Power Camisole||Females||84||St +3||Sophia's Shop (¥6,600)|
|Plate Vest||Males||86||+Reduce Nuke dmg (low)||Sophia's Shop (¥6,800)|
|Austere Haori||Unisex||96||+Null Dizzy||Sophia's Shop (¥8,400)|
|Glaring Cape||Females||98||+Null Dizzy||Sophia's Shop (¥9,000)|
|Camo Collar||Cats||100||+Reduce Phys dmg (low)||Sophia's Shop (¥7,800)|
|Retention Vest||Males||102||+Null Forget||Sophia's Shop (¥9,200)|
|Thermo Dress||Females||104||+Null Freeze||Treasure chest - Sapporo Jail, Castle: Front Area|
|Hacker Gear Mk. 2||Futaba||140||+30 HP||Complete request "Junk Collection, Part 1"|
|Wood Clappers||+Null Burn||Sophia's Shop (¥2,000)|
|Notebook||+Null Forget||Sophia's Shop (¥2,000)|
|Sleepless Gem||+Null Sleep||Sophia's Shop (¥2,000)|
|Wooden Clogs||+Null Fear||Sophia's Shop (¥2,000)|
|Brain Guard||+Null Brainwash||Sophia's Shop (¥2,000)|
|Lucky Charm||Lu +1||Treasure chest - Suzushino|
|Army Socks||Ag +1||Treasure chest - Sapporo Clock Tower|
|Red Band||+Fire attack||Sophia's Shop (¥16,400)|
|Blue Band||+Ice attack||Sophia's Shop (¥16,400)|
|Green Band||+Wind attack||Sophia's Shop (¥16,400)|
|Yellow Band||+Elec attack||Sophia's Shop (¥16,400)|
|Star Band||+Nuke attack||Sophia's Shop (¥16,400)|
|Mind Band||+Psy attack||Sophia's Shop (¥16,400)|
|White Band||+Bless attack||Sophia's Shop (¥16,400)|
|Black Band||+Curse attack||Sophia's Shop (¥16,400)|
|Gun Band||+Gun attack||Sophia's Shop (¥16,400)|
- An election poster featuring Mariko
- A beautiful white flower
- Sapporo Mayor's medal
- Mocking Snowman
- Woman Who Brings Ruin
- Vampire Moth
- Hound-Killing Maverick
- Dark Sun
- Wishless Star
- Divine Governer
- Lock Keeper (Shields)
- Some of the snowmen in Odori Park have scarves similar to Ryoji Mochizuki's.