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This area is based on Japanese culture. It was the first original area created, and was long thought to be exclusive to JapanMS. Zipangu consists of three towns, and is renowned as a great place to train at almost every level. All three areas are host to a number of bosses. It is by far the largest World Tour map. The name varies by version:

  • Zipangu (JapanMS, MapleSEA, GlobalMS, EuropeMS)
  • Edo Village (ChinaMS, TaiwanMS)
Zipangu World Map

MS Mushroom Shrine Icon.png Mushroom Shrine[edit]

  • Region: World Tour.
  • Roads: Zipangu (JapanMS, MapleSEA, GlobalMS, EuropeMS) / Edo Village (ChinaMS, TaiwanMS).
  • Level Range: 8-90.
Mushroom Shrine World Map
Mushroom Shrine

The first town you arrive at when entering Zipangu is the Mushroom Shrine, a beautiful town filled with Cherry Blossom Trees, and the backdrop of Mount Fuji. The shrine area is full of shops, selling a variety of foods with different effects. There are Takoyakis, Ramens, Octopus Balls, Dangos and many more. Mushroom Shrine is always in Springtime, so the fair climate is great for the growth of monsters, plants, and players alike. Various monsters roam the nearby countryside, from the common and weak mushroom species, to the monsters that only appear in Zipangu, like the Cloud and Night foxes, and the great for training Crows. Off the main town is an area called the Cemetery, which houses a number of undead monsters, like Ghosts and Coolie Zombies. In the last map of the Cemetery are some Bains. Nearby is a hidden street called Hall of Mushroom, where the mutated mushroom god Blue Mushmom spawns. In another map off of Mushroom Shrine, a bamboo and pine forest branches off, leading through throngs of Paper Lantern Ghosts, Water Goblins and Dreamy Ghosts, finally up to the notoriously difficult Black Crow.

In all versions, Mushroom Shrine is reached via Spinel the Tour Guide as part of the World Tour. In JapanMS and TaiwanMS, Zipangu can also be reached by Perry the Pelican Taxi. In JapanMS, Perry carries travelers in his mouth back and forth from Kerning City. In TaiwanMS, Perry is located in Ximending instead of Kerning City.
Monsters

NPCs[edit]

NPCs that appear in multiple towns
  1. Cassandra (right area of the map).
  2. Gachapon (right area of the map).
  3. Spinel (far left side of the map).
Unique NPCs
NPC Location(s) Notes
MS NPC Robo.png
Robo
Zipangu: Mushroom Shrine
Merchant

MS Item Ramen.png Ramen - 1,100 meso
MS Item Kinoko Ramen (Roasted Pork).png Kinoko Ramen (Roasted Pork) - 1,600 meso
MS Item Kinoko Ramen (Pig Bone).png Kinoko Ramen (Pig Head) - 850 meso
MS Item Kinoko Ramen (Salt).png Kinoko Ramen (Salt) - 550 meso


MS NPC Janken.png
Janken
Zipangu: Mushroom Shrine
Merchant

MS Item Fish Cake (Skewer).png Fish Cake (Skewer) - 550 meso
MS Item Fish Cake (Dish).png Fish Cake (Dish) - 1,300 meso


MS NPC Jin Jia.png
Jin Jia
Zipangu: Mushroom Shrine
Merchant

MS Item Yakisoba.png Yakisoba - 1,800 meso
MS Item Yakisoba (x2).png Yakisoba (x2) - 3,800 meso


MS NPC Bronze.png
Bronze
Zipangu: Mushroom Shrine
Merchant

MS Item Takoyaki (Octopus Ball).png Takoyaki (Octopus Ball) - 2,000 meso
MS Item Takoyaki (Jumbo).png Takoyaki (Jumbo) - 4,200 meso


MS NPC Taru.png
Taru
Zipangu: Mushroom Shrine
Merchant

MS Item Dango.png Dango - 650 meso
MS Item Tri-colored Dango.png Tri-colored Dango - 1,350 meso


MS NPC Thunder the Samurai.png
Thunder the Samurai
Zipangu: Mushroom Shrine Not available in GMS.

Raimushi (雷霧侍?)

Merchant

MS Item Bamboo Spear.png Bamboo Spear - 60,000 meso
MS Item Blue Arrow for Crossbow.png Blue Arrow for Crossbow - 40 meso


MS NPC Kino Konoko.png
Kino Konoko
Zipangu: Mushroom Shrine Quest: Kino Konoko's Concern
Quest: Kino Konoko vs Fire Raccoon
Quest: A Puzzling Code
Quest: End of a Mysterious Code(The 3rd Code)

Cemetery[edit]

  • Level Range: 24-90.
Mushroom Shrine's Cemetery.

Near the Mushroom shrine is a dark area called the Cemetery. It has a bright moon shining over Mount Fuji, and as would be expected, all of the monsters here are dark or undead. Zombies and Zombie Mushrooms walk the area, under Japanese shrines to the dead. Further out, crows, which in many cultures represent the reincarnated souls of humans, fly around, and Dark stone golems and Night Foxes walk the earth. At the very end, a map called the Spa of Hell, where water is found, is made up exclusively of Bains. The Cemetery area is one of the few places in MapleStory that has a night sky scene, along with Korean Folk Town's Black Mountain, Formosa's Night Market and Magatia.

Monsters

Pine Forest Area[edit]

  • Level Range: 40-115.
Mushroom Shrine's Pine Forest.

This area contains a number of monsters, including a boss. It is a foggy area with bamboo and wrecked boats in the background. Unlike the Cemetery, the moon in this map is full and overpowers the majestic image of Mount Fuji. The first map is made up of Paper Lantern Ghost, a great training spot that has, in JapanMS, become the new alternative to Zombies. The next map is made up of Three-tailed foxes, called Samiho, and Water Goblins, green kappa-like monsters. These are also a great training spot for higher levels. Beyond the Water Goblins are Dreamy Ghosts, ghostly female forms that roam on a flat and even map. At the far end is a giant golden Buddha statue, under which the Black Crow boss spawns. It is a powerful and annoying boss, often leading to the death of unsuspecting people training here. This area is commonly called Himes by Maplers. In MSEA, the ghostly female ghost is called Mong.

Monsters

MS Showa Town Icon.png Showa Town[edit]

Showa Town World Map
Showa Town
  • Region: World Tour.
  • Roads: Zipangu (JapanMS, MapleSEA, GlobalMS, EuropeMS, BrazilMS) / Showa Village (ChinaMS, TaiwanMS).
  • Level Range: 45-95.

When most people think of Zipangu, they are usually remembering parts of Showa. After walking to the right of Mushroom Shrine, the maps begin to change into a street or alleyway. The enemies look like players, and roam the streets wielding guns, swords, baseball bats and bricks. In one of these streets, the Male Boss of the Yakuza, the Japanese gangster group that operates like the Mafia, spawns. These Yakuza members and random bosses pose a hazard to lower level players venturing to Showa. Once in Showa's Main town, there is a sauna, with secret maps filled with monsters. There's a number of quests and even a Free Market Entrance. The NPC shopkeepers here sell different items that act like return scrolls, instantly taking you back to areas of Zipangu. Also, there are hair and skin salons, and NPCs selling rare Gachapon only items for very high prices, some of the only items from an NPC for over 1 million mesos.

Monsters
  • Red Slime
  • Extra A (JMS, MSEA, ThaiMS, TMS, CMS, GMS, EMS)
  • Extra B (JMS, MSEA, ThaiMS, TMS, CMS, GMS, EMS)
  • Extra C (JMS, MSEA, ThaiMS, TMS, CMS, GMS, EMS)
  • Leader A (JMS, MSEA, ThaiMS, TMS, CMS, GMS, EMS)
  • Leader B (JMS, MSEA, ThaiMS, TMS, CMS, GMS, EMS)
  • Male Boss - Boss (JMS, MSEA, ThaiMS, TMS, CMS, GMS, EMS)

NPCs[edit]

NPCs that appear in multiple towns
Unique NPCs
NPC Location(s) Notes
MS NPC Boss Kitty.png
Boss Kitty
Showa Town
  • Quest: Sakura, the Kitty and the Orange Marble
MS NPC Fraidy Cat.png
Fraidy Cat
Showa Town
  • Quest: Sakura, the Kitty and the Orange Marble
MS NPC Grako.png
Grako
Showa Town
  • Quest: Find Mariwaka's Purse!
  • Quest: Grako and Candles
  • Quest: Grako's Key Chain Collecting
  • Event Quest: Grako's Hinamatsuri
MS NPC Hikari.png
Hikari
Showa Town
MS NPC Hikekuro.png
Hikekuro
Plastic Surgeon
Plastic Surgery
  • VIP Plastic Surgery
  • VIP Cosmetic Lenses
MS NPC Konpei.png
Konpei
Showa Town
Near the Hideout
Armory
The Nightmarish Last Days
  • Transports you between Showa Town and Near the Hideout maps.
  • Transports you between Armory and The Nightmarish Last Days maps.
MS NPC Midori.png
Midori
Assistant Hair Stylist
Hair Salon
  • REG Change Hairstyle
  • REG Dye Hair
MS NPC Momoyo.png
Momoyo
Locker Room (F)
Locker Room (M)
  • Item Seller

MS Item Bathrobe for Men (M).png Bathrobe for Men (M) - 30,000 meso
MS Item Bathrobe for Women (F).png Bathrobe for Women (F) - 30,000 meso
MS Item Coffee Milk.png Coffee Milk - 400 meso
MS Item Strawberry Milk.png Strawberry Milk - 500 meso
MS Item Fruit Milk.png Fruit Milk - 500 meso

MS NPC Poni Chai.png
Poni Chai
Showa Town
  • Quest: War of Pang Pang
  • Quest: The Maestro of Showa
  • Quest: Project 「ZO・U・RI」
  • Quest: Poni Chai's Good Friend
  • Quest: Changed Poni Chai
  • Quest: Team Poni Chai
MS NPC Popo.png
Popo
Showa Town
  • Quest: Find Mariwaka's Purse!
  • Quest: Special Investigation Group Against Flaming Raccoons' Monetary Circulation
  • Event Quest: Grako's Hinamatsuri
MS NPC Sakura.png
Sakura
Showa Town
MS NPC Saeko.png
Saeko
Assistant
Plastic Surgery
  • REG Plastic Surgery
  • REG Cosmetic Lenses
MS NPC Tepei.png
Tepei
Hair Stylist
Hair Salon
  • VIP Change Hairstyle
  • VIP Dye Hair
MS NPC Yai Bua.png
Yai Bua
MS NPC Yuse.png
Yuse
Showa Town
  • Storage
Street Market
NPC Location(s) Notes
MS NPC Doran.png
Doran
Showa Street Market
  • Item seller
MS NPC Faito.png
Faito
Showa Street Market
  • Item Trader
MS NPC Furano.png
Furano
Showa Street Market
  • Quest: Movie Star
MS NPC Hanako.png
Hanako
  • Quest: Three part Foxtail chain quest (for total of 700 foxtails)
MS NPC Mariwaka.png
Mariwaka
Showa Street Market
  • Quest: Actor Training
MS NPC Shinta.png
Shinta
Showa Street Market
  • Weapon Seller:

MS Item Mystic Cane.png Mystic Cane - 2,000,000 meso
MS Item Bushido.png Bushido - 2,000,000 meso
MS Item Bamboo Sword.png Bamboo Sword - 80,000 meso
MS Item Pico-Pico Hammer.png Pico-Pico Hammer - 1,250,000 meso
MS Item Silver Crow.png Silver Crow - 500,000 meso
MS Item Aluminium Baseball Bat.png Aluminium Baseball Bat - 150,000 meso
MS Item Fish Spear.png Fish Spear - 150,000 meso
MS Item Wooden Baseball Bat.png Wooden Baseball Bat - 30,000 meso
MS Item Red Brick.png Red Brick - 15,000 meso
MS Item Green Paint Brush.png Green Paint Brush - 100,000 meso
MS Item Steel Guards.png Steel Guards - 250,000 meso

MS NPC Skai.png
Skai
MS NPC Tsuri.png
Tsuri
Showa Street Market
  • Quest: Read The Newspaper!
  • Quest: Tsuri And Gourmet Dish
  • Quest: Tsuri's Special Seafood
MS NPC Ueriba.png
Ueriba
MS NPC Umi.png
Umi
MS NPC YokoYoko.png
YokoYoko

Showa Hideout (Yakuza Mansion)[edit]

  • Level Range: 45-130
Showa Hideout

Inside Showa, an NPC will lead you to the Showa Hideout, where large numbers of the human monsters appear. These are far stronger than the members roaming outdoors. The maps range from Parking Lots to Break Rooms. Towards the end, a Female Boss, commonly called Anego, is found, and beyond her is the room where both Bodyguards and the Grandpa Boss are found, the most difficult single form boss in the game. Showa Hideout is currently not available in ChinaMS.

Monsters


MS Neo TokyoK Icon.png Kamuna[edit]

Forest of Oblivion
  • Region: World Tour.
  • Roads: Zipangu (JapanMS).

This a relatively small forest area located between Mushroom Shrine and Outside Ninja Castle. It is accessible by entering a huge red gate portal located near the Mushroom Shrine Gachapon. This place has no monsters but it serves as a pit stop before accessing Neo Tokyo by talking to the NPC Asia who is located in a map accessible by entering a massive tree.

NPCs[edit]

NPC Location(s) Notes
MS NPC Asia.png
Asia
Zipangu: Kamuna
Zipangu: Kamuna 3
Zipangu: Kamuna 4
Āshia (アーシア?)
  • Quest: Meeting with Asia
  • Quest: Activation of Coreblaze
  • Quest: Coreblaze Runaway
  • Quest: Feelings of Zipangu
  • Quest: Shadow of Dunas
  • Quest: Blazebreak
  • Quest: Broken Pieces of Hope
  • Quest: Cradle into the Future
  • Quest: City of Conflict
  • Quest: Ego of Machine
  • Quest: Missing you
MS NPC Crystal.png
Crystal
Zipangu: Kamuna Transports you to:
  • Odaiba Year 2100
  • Public Park Year 2095
  • Akihabara Year 2102
  • Tokyo Skies Year 2102
  • Shibuya Year 2012
  • Ninja Castle: Halcyon Times of Peace (Ninja Castle in MapleSEA)

MS Mushroom Shrine Icon.png Ninja Castle[edit]

Outside Ninja Castle - Town area
Ninja Castle World Map
  • Region: World Tour
  • Roads: Zipangu (JapanMS, MapleSEA, GlobalMS, EMS) / Edo Village (TaiwanMS)

Ninja Castle can be accessed from Kamuna via the Warp Crystal (JapanMS, TaiwanMS, MapleSEA, EMS), or from Mushroom Shrine via the Feudal Lord's litter (GlobalMS). There are NPCs who give quests and sell the same items that are available in Showa Town. There is another map before entrance into the castle where a number of NPCs are also gathered, though unlike a traditional town map there are also monsters here.

Ninja Castle Interior[edit]

  • Level Range: 25-180 (170-180 in GMS)
Inside Ninja Castle.

Ninja Castle is one of the strongest areas in Zipangu. On the outside of the castle there are many lower level minions. Once the player enters the castle, the monsters instantly become stronger, and by the time a player reaches the center, the monsters reach level 100 plus. The maps are difficult to navigate, as there are no blue portals to signify doorways, and there are trap doors that can send a player backwards all over the place. Subi throwing stars and arrows can be seen sticking out of the walls,and even walked on. At the heart is the 2nd highest level boss in the game, the Feudal Lord.

Monsters

MS Monster Sakura Samurai.png Kacchuu Musha (178)

MS Monster Daimyo Toad.png False Daimyo - Boss (180)

MS Monster Gigatoad.png Emperor Toad - Boss (180)

NPCs[edit]

MS Neo Tokyo Icon.png Neo Tokyo[edit]

Naming differences
JMS TMS MSEA
Future Tokyo 未來東京 Neo Tokyo
  • Region: World Tour.
  • Roads: Zipangu (JapanMS).
  • Level Range: 115-180.

The newest area announced for Zipangu, it is set in the future, as opposed to all the other areas in Zipangu thus far, which are set in various periods of the past. Themed on machines and robots, there are some subtle references to famous futuristic anime such as Gundam. This area can be accessed from Kamuna, via the Warp Crystal. Some versions have Neo City, which is a theme dungeon similar to this area.

There are two ways to get access to this area.

  1. Procure the following: Head Ninja's Scroll x300, Armored Samurai's helmet x1, and Mini Toad's oil disc x1 then talk to Asia
  2. Purchase a cash shop item. For JMS: buy the pouch which looks like the Big Frog Tonosama's etc for 1000 Japanese Nexon Points, then talk to Asia. For MSEA, the pouch available in the cash shop costs 3000 cash (up from 2,000).

Neo Tokyo features four sections (noted below). They are each only accessible for those who have completed quests given in the previous section.

Year 2100: Odaiba (お台場?)

This is the location of the final battle between humans and machines, where almost the entire area has been destroyed. It's now a place for storing equipment, and used as a fort for defense purposes. Poni Char can be encountered here and offers a quest required to defeat Afterlords and Overlords. He can also sign players up for an expedition to defeat Vergamot, the boss of this area.

Year 2095: Public Park (公園?)

This redeveloped area is established prior to the war. With the technical enhancements brought on by the rise of machines, this area lays a significance towards what Tokyo has become. Dida can be encountered here and can sign up players into a Party Quest which requires to kill the nearby Mavericks and obtain their drops, later they are required to protect Dida while collecting their drops.

To get to this area, you need to finish the set of quests in the Fort area, and this includes killing Bergamot. When Bergamot is killed, a crystal will appear and will warp you to 2095.

Year 2102: Akihabara (秋葉原?)

Destroyed during the war, this once popular shopping area is now lurking with destroyed machine parts and holds the base for opposition forces. Here players can meet up with Poni Char again from Odaiba and forge new bullets and stars from Noran. The city is overrun by Eruwaters which the player is required to kill for a quest. Later players can fight Dunas in a party of 3 or more.

Like the Public Park, Akihabara cannot be accessed unless the player has successfully protected Dida in Public Park.

Year 2102: Tokyo Skies (トウキョウ上空 Tōkyō Jōkū?)

A flying flagship known as the Old Fox Flagship used to penetrate the BWZ from sky, players will face the maverick patrol unit of the Armored division of crosol here. The ultimate robot known as the Graviton Flame is found in this flagship. Nibelung which controls all of the aircraft in the Blaze army would make an appearance after the destruction of Mechanized Unit of Maverick aboard this flagship.

Only accessible after Dunas is eliminated at Akihabara.

Year 2102: Shibuya (渋谷?)

Nothing much is known about this place aside from the fact that the Royal Guard is the boss of this area.

Year 2102: Roppongi Mall (六本木モール Roppongi Mōru?)

Nothing much is known about this place aside from the fact the final boss Aufheben is located here.


NPCs[edit]

NPC Location(s) Notes
MS NPC Ponicharu.png
Ponicharu
Zipangu: Odaiba Year 2100 1
Zipangu: Odaiba Year 2100 3
Zipangu: Odaiba Year 2100 4
Zipangu: Akihabara Control Room Year 2102
Poni Charu (ポニチャル?) - Although it's name is similar to Poni Chai, he has absolutely no relation to her.
  • Quest: Intervention in History - the Invisible Hand
  • Quest: City of Conflict
  • Quest: Ego of Machine
MS Monster Dida.png
(Kid) Dida
Zipangu: Public Park Year 2095 1
Zipangu: Public Park Year 2095 3
Zipangu: Public Park Year 2095 4
Dīda (ディーダ?)
  • Quest: Broken Pieces of Hope
  • Quest: Ego of Machine
MS NPC Marle.png
Marle
Zipangu: Public Park Year 2095 1
Zipangu: Public Park Year 2095 3
Zipangu: Public Park Year 2095 4
Māru (マール?)
MS NPC Newbie.png
Shinmai
Zipangu: Public Park Year 2095 1 Shinmai (シンマイ?)
MS NPC Noran.png
Noran
Zipangu: Akihabara Control Room Year 2102 Noran (ノラン?)
Item synthesis:
  • MS Item Armor Piercing Bullet.png Armor Piercing Bullet: Nanoplant (Ω) + Saint's Stone + Vital Bullet + 2500 Silver Coins + 500,000,000 meso
  • MS Item Magic Throwing Knife.png Magic Throwing Knife: Nanoplant (Ω) + Sage's Stone + Ilbi + 2500 Silver Coins + 500,000,000 meso
  • Hero's Stone: Sealed Hero's Stone + 1000 Silver Coin
  • Sage's Stone: Sealed Sage's Stone + 1000 Silver Coin
  • Saint's Stone: Sealed Saint's Stone + 1000 Silver Coin
MS NPC Commander Garuda.png
Commander Garuda
Zipangu: Akihabara Control Room Year 2102
Zipangu: Akihabara Year 2102 3
Zipangu: Akihabara Year 2102 4
Garūda Shirei (ガルーダ司令?)
  • Quest: City of Conflict
MS NPC Captain Marie Shas.png
Captain Marie Shas
Zipangu: Akihabara Control Room Year 2102 Marī Shasu Tai'i (マリーシャス大尉?)
  • Quest: City of Conflict
MS NPC Dida (youth).png
Dida (youth)
Zipangu: Flagship Fire Oldfox Year 2102
Zipangu: Shibuya Year 2102 1
Zipangu: Shibuya Year 2102 3
Zipangu: Shibuya Year 2102 4
Dīda (Seinen) (ディーダ(青年)?)
  • Quest: Coreblaze Runaway
  • Quest: Blazebreak
  • Quest: Dida in the Vortex of War
  • Quest: Title Challenge - Tokio Messiah
  • Quest: Ego of Machine
MS Monster Old Fire Fox Flagship AI.png
Flagship Fire Oldfox Support AI
Zipangu: Flagship Fire Oldfox Year 2102
Zipangu: Flagship Fire Oldfox Deck Year 2102 2
Zipangu: Flagship Fire Oldfox Deck Year 2102 3
Kikan Faia・Ōrudofokkusu Shien AI (旗艦ファイア・オールドフォックス支援AI?)
  • Quest: Cradle into the Future
MS Monster Old Fire Fox Flagship AI.png
Entrance Control Unit
Zipangu: Roppongi Mall Year 2102
Zipangu: Roppongi Mall Year 2102 (entrance)
Nyūshitsu Seigyosōchi (入室制御装置?)
  • Quest: Blazebreak

MS momijigaoka icon.png Momijigaoka (もミジヶ丘)[edit]

  • Region: World Tour.
  • Roads: Zipangu (JapanMS, MapleSEA, GlobalMS,) / Edo Village (TaiwanMS).
  • Level Range: .

MS honnouji icon.png Honnouji[edit]

  • Region: World Tour.
  • Roads: Zipangu (JapanMS, MapleSEA, GlobalMS,) / Edo Village (TaiwanMS).
  • Level Range: .