How to gain access to your villa in Like a Dragon: Ishin

Like A Dragon Ishin Ryoma Villa With Garden
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There is a lot of fighting and violence in Like a Dragon: Ishin, which is exactly what fans of the series have come to expect. There’s more to the story than beating down villains, however. Ryoma lives an entire ‘Second Life’ that finds him engaging in considerably more peaceful activities. Many of these rejuvenating tasks are available at the villa. Here is our guide explaining how you can gain access to your villa in Like a Dragon: Ishin.

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How to gain access to your villa in Like a Dragon: Ishin

At the villa, you can meet up with any animals you rescue from bad situations in Kyo. You can plant vegetables and sell the harvest to generate a healthy income. You can rest your weary bones, when you doesn’t feel like returning to Teradaya. And you can cook meals to eat for an energy boost when you need it most. However, you first must find the place.

To access the villa in Like a Dragon: Ishin, meet with the Shinto Priest for an event that takes place near the start of Chapter 4. At that point in the game, you find yourself heading south from the barracks, toward Teradaya. As you pass through the city gates leading to North Fushimi Ichibangai from the city’s Rakugai region, you witness a scene involving the Shinto Priest, a landlord, and a young woman. The young woman is on the verge of losing her home. You step in to buy her some time to repay family debts.

Like A Dragon Ishin Shinto Priest Landlord Haruka Event

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Your automatic intervention gains you several items from the Shinto Priest. He hands over the White Headband, Leather Breastplate, Leather Gauntlets, and Square Seal: Bleached Cloth. The interaction also adds Ryoma’s Villa as a destination. You aren’t required to do so, but it’s a good idea to visit often. You can take care of regular activities, such as gardening and cooking. Completing these chores will help you to gain Virtue.

Once you gain access to the villa, visit whenever you like by talking to the boatman. He stands on the docks along South Yashikimachi, southwest from Teradaya. He’ll take you to your retreat whenever you like at no cost. It’s possibly the best deal in the game.

Like a Dragon: Ishin can be purchased on Steam and the Xbox marketplace.

Jason Venter
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Jason Venter is a contributing writer for PC Invasion since 2022 who can trace his love for video games back to the Apple IIe port of Mario Bros. in the late 80s. He remains a diehard Nintendo fan to this day and loves JRPGs, adventure games, and platformers in particular, but he still plays games in most genres and on most hardware. After founding indie gaming site HonestGamers in 1998, he served as an editor at Hardcore Gamer Magazine during its entire print run. He has since freelanced for a variety of leading sites including IGN, GameSpot, and Polygon. These days, he spends most of his time writing game guides and entertaining readers with his fantasy novels.