The Dragon Palace (「龍宮」?; Ryūgū) is a location in Ōkami, home to an underwater race, the Dragonians.


A magnificent palace at the bottom of the sea. Seaweed, anemones, and bubbles can be seen in the air (depending on location). The Dragon Palace has six rooms: A room for the chancellors, a shop, the main room, a spring with dancers, the Water Dragon's garden, and Queen Otohime's room. Strangely, despite the fact that it is underwater, Amaterasu and Issun have no trouble breathing.

The Dragon Palace is actually a re-done version of Sasa Sanctuary, with some minor alterations.



A month before the events of Ōkami, Oni Island appeared near Ryoshima Coast, bringing many demons. Ninetails, along with other demons, attacked the Dragon Palace. King Wada, the leader of the Dragonians, transformed to the Water Dragon to protect the palace. He was able to defeat the lesser monsters but was locked in a struggle with Ninetails. The battle lasted for three days and three nights. Eventually, the Water Dragon gave in to Ninetails, but not before swallowing the Fox Rods that he possessed. The Dark Instrument became lodged in his stomach, which eventually drove him to madness. Ninetails, now stripped of his power, left the Dragon Palace, which has since been in constant threat of the crazed Water Dragon.


Minigames and questsEdit

Secret Celestial Brush techniquesEdit

Stray BeadsEdit

  • #70: In a Divine Spring, hidden behind the staircase in the great hall, accessed by using Cherry Bomb in the staircase's back wall.
  • #71: On the top drum in the Mermaid spring room. Use Rejuvenation to get to it.
  • #72: In the Water Dragon's garden, within a clam.
  • #73: Obtained by talking to Otohime after Ninetails' defeat.


  • The Dragon Palace is based on the Ryūgū-jō, a location in Japanese folklore.
    • Instead of having an appearance like a real feudal castle, the Dragon Palace take the appearance of a simple mansion with prestigious gardens inside a giant bivalve.
  • In China, Dragon Place was originally regarded as the same as Mount Penglai.
  • Various different Dragon Palaces can be seen in folklore not only at sea bottom but also other locations such as in rivers.

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