How to unlock the Pawnshop in Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Find out how to unlock the Pawnshop in Yakuza Like A Dragon so you can sell useless items.

In Yakuza Like A Dragon, you will amass many items you are not going to have a use for from battles; luckily, there's a place in the game where you can sell your junk items. It's a Pawnshop  located on Misaki Street, but it won't be immediately available to you until you complete a certain substory. If you keep reading we will explain how to unlock the Pawnshop in Yakuza Like A Dragon through this side quest.

How to complete On Man's Trash and unlock the Pawnshop

Where I placed the waypoint marker next to the two chat boxes is where you want to go.
Where I placed the waypoint marker next to the two chat boxes is where you want to go.

In order to unlock the Pawnshop In Yakuza Like A Dragon, you need to complete the substory "One Man's Trash", once completed the Pawnshop will open up to you, and you can then sell any unwanted items there. If you keep reading we will explain how to complete One Man's Trash below.

At the start of chapter four, and once you unlock the hero class, numerous substories will become unlocked for you, and of them is the one called One Man's Trash. 

One Man's Trash is as we previously mentioned, the substory you need to complete to unlock the Pawnshop, and to start it, you need to head on over to Misaki Street. If you don't know where this is, it's right next to the Can collecting mini-game. Once there, look for a pile of trash up against a building and walk past it. If you don't know where to go, see the image below and above for a reference. 

Walking past the trash will start a cutscene that will begin the quest, where a young woman will inform you of the current situation regarding the trash outside what once was a Pawnshop. You will learn in short, that the owner is a hoarder and refuses to throw out any of the garbage.

After the cutscene ends, you will need to leave the area and come back to progress in the quest. I recommend just heading to Hello Work further up the road and just turning around and going back to the Pawnshop. By the time you get back from Hello work, you will see two men standing outside the shop as shown below.

At this point, you will need to walk up and hit "E" to start a conversation with the one in the suit. Then after some brief dialogue, he will offer you the task of convincing the owner to remove the trash. If you should accept the task, you will have the following options to convince the older man who owns the Pawnshop.

  • Offer to help clean up - This option will not convince him but will level Ichiban's Kindness level by one. It will also lead to a battle with the Pawnshop owner, and if you win, he will eventually agree to have the trash cleaned.
  • Offer to pay for it - If you have money, you can offer to buy the trash; however, the price the older man gives for the trash is ten million. If you have this kind of cash on hand, you can try buying it, but the outcome is just going to be the same as the first option. Also, if you choose this option, it will level Ichiban's passion level by one.
  • Mention his late wife - The third option, like with the others, will not convince the older man but will level Ichiban's confidence by one; it will lead to a battle as well. 

In short, no matter what option you pick, it comes down to what personality level you want to be raised. Choose the option you want, and after you win the fight with the older man, he will agree to clean the shop after a bit of dialogue we won't spoil here. 

You will also gain a Fire amulet as a reward for completing the quest and unlock the Pawnshop, which can then be used to buy and sell items. If you want to use the Pawnshop, walk inside and talk to the old guy behind the counter. 

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