Zipangu (Jipang in the iOS/Android versions) is a town in the overworld of Dragon Quest III. It is intended to be a representation of a Japan and is located in the same location Japan inhabits in the real world. The Japanese motif is further emphasized by the town soundtrack which has an eastern musical origin and by the specialized sprites used to represent the townspeople.
Reign of Terror
Himiko is the ruler of the country of Zipangu and possesses the Purple Orb. However, upon first visit the hero finds the country under the reign of terror of the Orochi, who demands young girls as a sacrifice in the nearby Cave Northeast of Zipangu. The hero and his party must then confront the Orochi in order to stop the sacrifices. In the process, they are able to acquire the Purple Orb.
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