Despite portraying a fictional universe consisting of planet-like Worlds that each represent a separate setting based on Disney or Kingdom Hearts-original fiction, the Kingdom Hearts series includes many references to real-world locations on Earth.
List of locations
In Kingdom Hearts III, The Caribbean is an expansion to Port Royal, appending the sea and isles surrounding the port.
China is a country in East Asia, and is the setting for the movie Mulan. The film takes place in Ancient China.
London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom, an island country in western Europe. It is one of the settings for the movie Peter Pan.
France is a country in southeast Europe. Paris, France is the main setting of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
In Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, La Cité des Cloches and the Country of the Musketeers are located in France, with Notre Dame Cathedral located in the former and Mont Saint-Michel located in the latter.
Greece is a country in southeast Europe. Ancient Greece is the main setting of Hercules.
In the Kingdom Hearts series, the Olympus Coliseum is located in Greece.
In Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, Shibuya (シブヤ?) is the hometown of Neku, Shiki, Beat, Rhyme, and Joshua. As Neku, Joshua, Beat, Rhyme, and Shiki return home, Sora promise Neku he'll visit them one day in Shibuya.
In Kingdom Hearts III, Quadratum (クァッドラトゥム?), also referred to as Shibuya (シブヤ, Shibuya?), is also the main setting of Verum Rex and the home of Yozora, though this is not necessarily the same Shibuya that Neku and his friends hail from. This is the world that Sora, Riku, and the Master of Masters arrive in during the game's secret ending. It features locations inspired by Shibuya and neighboring Shinjuku (新宿区, Shinjuku-ku?, lit. "Shinjuku Ward"), including the famous 109 department store and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building.
Africa is a continent south of Europe, and is the setting for the movie Tarzan.
In Kingdom Hearts, Sora and company land in the jungles of Africa, the homeworld of Clayton, Jane, Tarzan, and the Gorillas.
In Monstropolis, Lobby & Offices area, a large circular mural which depicts a map of the planet Earth.
In Radiant Garden, a map of the Earth can be seen at Merlin's house
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