When plans for West Park were being drawn up, the head planner at Tokyo's Bureau of Construction accidentally wrote its name as "West Park" on the map, despite being in the north-east of Kamurocho. By the time someone notified them of the error, the park had already been open for four years, and as there were no other similar parks in the area to confuse it with, the name stuck.
West Park was originally intended to be a public green space, as well as Kamurocho's subway access point. By 1988 however, the subway station had closed. This meant that the park had also fallen into disuse, becoming a makeshift village for Kamurocho's homeless population. In the years between 1988 and 2005, a disgraced former police officer known only as The Florist of Sai decided to start employing West Park's homeless as agents for his new clandestine information-gathering business. Its headquarters and base of operations were set up in a secret pleasure district known as Purgatory, in West Park's disused subway station. Additionally, the original entrance was sealed off and replaced by a secret door in a toilet cubicle.
Between 2005 and 2006, Majima Construction demolished West Park to make way for Kamurocho Hills. The homeless population were forced out, and moved to Dragon Palace, as well as a number of underground sewers.
After Kamurocho Hills was demolished following the events of Yakuza 2/Yakuza Kiwami 2, the name West Park was once again given to the former construction site. However, the homeless had not moved back in, and the area was made up of little more than a concrete pad with a builder's hut and the entrance to Purgatory. This is because West Park was still under control of the Majima Family, who were using it as a hideout. Construction of Kamurocho Hills would resume in 2009, after the events of Yakuza 3.
Sotaro Komaki's training takes place in West Park. During the game's closing stages, Kiryu and Haruka Sawamura use a ramshackle cabin in the park as a safehouse whilst Kiryu, The Florist, and Makoto Date plot to storm Shangri-La.
Kiryu comes to see Majima in West Park. He sees the lone builder's hut, which has a Majima Family sign on it. He enters to find nothing but a chair and table with a rotary-dial telephone on it. Next to the table is a note telling visitors to dial 007. Apparently not receiving a reply, Kiryu steps out to find the hut now surrounded by hundreds of Majima Family men, along with the patriarch himself. Majima invites him into Purgatory. When Kiryu returns to the surface, he unlocks the builder's hut as a hideout, as well as a store run by a Majima Construction worker near West Park's entrance.
Note that the names and descriptions are taken from the Yakuza 3 remaster. Details for the original version of the game may vary.
|Staminan X||1,000||A popular after-work drink. It charges up your Heat and health a little.|
|Tauriner||300||One of our most popular products. It'll charge up your Heat a bit.|
|Black Umbrella||1,000||You like that black umbrella? You could probably use it for a weapon. Hell, my pops was a beast with one.|
|Tattered Scarf||100||This smells so bad, it might save your ass in a fight. Just leave it behind when you go to the club!|
|Bloody Cloth||100||I thought this bloody cloth might come in handy for something, so I set it aside. Kinda gross though, isn't it?|
|Small Hydraulic Suspension||5,000||Not sure what this tiny suspension is for.|
|Mystery Liquid||100||Someone from my clan brought this stuff in, but the bigger mystery is how he got it.|
|Old Bell||100||An old, rusty bell. Its melancholy sound brings people down a little when it rings.|
|Worn-Out Pillow||100||Not much to say about this worn-out pillow, except that it makes a pretty good cushion.|
|Rage Sack||500||Ah, the Rage Sack. Push the button, and it'll scream obscenities. Great for parties.|
|Large Blow-Up Doll||2,500||Kind of an odd looking blow-up doll. I'm sure you know what it's for...|
|Broken Radio||500||Might be able to use this thing if I can get it fixed. The circuit board it uses is hard to come by.|
|Small Kettle||1,680||This small kettle's only good for boiling a little water at a time. Some married man brought it in. Said it used to be his lucky charm.|
|Blue Fluorescent Bulb||1,230||A weird-looking, blue fluorescent bulb. Probably not something you'd use for most lights.|
|Old Magazine||100||That old magazine? You wanna read the comics or something? Take it.|
|Mystery Resin||100||This resin can be used for a lot of things, but I have no clue where it came from. It hasn't killed anyone yet, though, so it's probably safe.|
|Special Alloy Wire||4,200||This special alloy wire can be used for a number of things... in construction, at least.|
|Magnetized Metal||100||This chunk of metal has some serious magnetic pull. Maybe you can use it for something.|
|Dropper||100||It's a dropper. What else can I say?|
|Artificial Bouquet||1,450||This is an artificial bouquet. I tried to give it to a woman, but she hated it. I guess it's no substitute for real flowers.|
|Old Suspension||100||This is an old suspension we ripped out of a car. It's old, but it's still pretty damn nice.|
|Shard of Tempered Glass||100||This shard of tempered glass came from a car. It's actually bulletproof. Good luck blocking anything with it, though.|
|Alloy Spring||3,100||This alloy spring is a good product. Great for fixing upholstery.|
|Super Resilient Resin||2,300||I thought this Super Resilient Resin would sell well to counter all that "low-resilience" crap you see everywhere. Boy was I wrong...|
|Rainbow Alloy||100||Shines with all seven colors of the rainbow. Nice, right? I'll sell it for cheap.|
|Super Resin||3,200||What's so "super" about it, you ask? Well, use it and you'll find out.|
|Rubber Hose||1,100||Oh, the rubber hose. That dumbass Nishida thought we needed it to clean up, but now it's just sitting there rotting.|
- Homeless man in Yakuza 3.