Baisha (Hànzì: 白沙, Pinyin: Báishā, On'yomi: Hakusa) is a location that was originally set to appear in Shenmue III. It should have included architecture inspired by the Fujian Tulou and a strategic gameplay. During the development, the area of Baisha was scrapped from the Shenmue III project. It is possible that it was inspired by the real city of Baisha in Fujian, People's Republic of China. The name of "Baisha" litterally means "white sand" in Chinese.