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Downtown Ryukyu (琉球街, Ryūkyū-gai) is an area on the island of Okinawa. It only appears as a playable location in Yakuza 3. Although not mentioned in the game, it is part of the Okinawan city of NahaWP, being based on its Makishi district.

Downtown Ryukyu is divided by the river over which the monorail line runs into its northern and southern halves. The area south of the river is controlled by the Ryudo Family, whereas the northern half, known as Hatsumachi, is under control of the Tamashiro Family.

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  • Naha is where the two largest real-life yakuza clans in Okinawa are headquartered.
  • The Name Ryukyu comes from the Ryukyu Archipelago of islands, of which Okinawa is the largest. This, in turn, is named after the Ryukyu Kingdom, an independent state that ruled over the islands for around 400 years between the 15th and 19th centuries.
  • Although taxis appear in the area, Kiryu cannot hail a cab. Instead, he can take VeloTaxis to other parts of Downtown Ryukyu.
  • There is a run-down old car dealership next to the monorail line which features a logo similar to the Subaru badge.
  • The in-game signs for Kitaryu Street call it "Hokuryu Street".