Following the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, Japanese immigrants helped rebuild by contributing key Japanese building techniques that allowed the city to flourish and prevail in the face of the seismic events like never before. Following this restitution, San Francisco was renamed San Fransokyo in honor and recognition of it being a city reborn thanks to a combination of Japanese and American architecture, landscaping and engineering skills. The city's iconic amalgamation of American and Japanese culture followed soon thereafter.
The city of San Fransokyo is an Eastern-Western blend of aesthetics covering a fairly extensive region on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is host to such notable locations as the popular Lucky Cat Café, the mysterious Akuma Island and the illustrious San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. Downtown San Fransokyo is where the large majority of the events chronicled in the film take place. Japanese flora and fauna can also be found across the city, such as Japanese cherry blossoms and Japanese bobtail cats.
An esteemed university for gifted intellectuals and prodigies, it is the pride of the city's scientific and technological advancements.
The police department is the prominent lawforce in San Fransokyo.
The heart of the San Fransokyo is found in the metropolitan center of the city, or, "downtown". Several key locations are found here:
A popular bakery, breakfast, lunch and dinner shop that doubles as the Hamada family home.
A dilapidated warehouse that served as the temporary base for Yokai.Silent Sparrow.
- Several real-life landmarks from San Francisco can be spotted in the city:
- Ghirardelli Square
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Transamerica Pyramid
- Port of San Francisco
- Coit Tower
- The city's newspaper is the San Fransokyo Tribune.
- The city has various easter eggs referencing other Disney animated films. These include, but not limited to: