Ghost of Tsushima Pillars of Honour Locations Guide

Ghost of Tsushima is hands down one of the best video games of 2020. Check out these in-depth guides and learn how to help Jin Sakai deal with the Mongols and Khotun Khan. Ghost of Tsushima is a 2020 action-adventure game developed by Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The game was released for PlayStation 4 on July 17, 2020, and a Director’s Cut for PlayStation 5 followed on August 20, 2021.

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Updated November 23, 2023

Ghost of Tsushima Pillars of Honour are unique landmarks that must be discovered while exploring the Island of Tsushima. They are very important because they allow you to customize Jin’s swords. Once found, you can further change how Jin Sakai’s weapons look by collecting Dye Flowers.

Each time you find a Pillar of Honour in Ghost of Tsushima, you’ll have to collect the Sword Kit from it. Usually, the locations of the Pillars of Honour can be found through exploration; however, you will be able to find them faster if you use maps.

There are 23 Pillars of Honour in the video game, and you’ll need to find at least 1 in order to unlock the Lost and Found Trophy. These are similar to the Haiku, which unlocks new Headbands. To find these Ghost of Tsushima collectibles, you have several options.

The first one is through exploration, and it requires your attention to the environment. Yellow birds usually guide you to them. Alternatively, you can use the maps below and visit the marked locations without looking for them. Finally, you can reveal them by liberating all Occupied Mongol Territories.

One thing you need to remember here is that after you clear the Mongol presence on Tsushima, all locations appear on your map as question marks, and it is quite hard to know which location is a Pillar of Honor. Therefore, use the locations guide below to find these landmarks.

Besides unlocking the Lost and Found Trophy for finding one pillar, you’ll also get customization items for Jin. Last but not least, all 23 Pillars of Honor unlock Sword Kits, which count as Vanity Gear, so finding all of them is mandatory.

If you wish to see how many collectibles you have found (track your progress), open the game’s menu and press L1/R1 to access the Collections tab. Next, go to the Exploration sub-tab and look for the Pillars of Honour window. In the upper left corner, you can see the total amount of pillars in the game and the number of collectibles you have located.

Izuhara Pillars of Honour Locations

The first 6 Ghost of Tsushima Pillars of Honor can be found in Izuhara Region. Here is where to look for them.

Twilight On! Sword Kit

Found east of Azamo Bay and southeast of Tangled Crossroads, this Pillar of Honour unlocks the Twilight On! Sword Kit.

Mamushi Venom Sword Kit

Northwest of Tangled Crossroads and north of Azamo Bay. It unlocks the Mamushi Venom Sword Kit.

Warrior’s Brush Sword Kit

East of Kuta River Bridge and southeast of Kuta Farmstead. The third Ghost of Tsushima Pillar of Honor unlocks the Warrior’s Brush Sword Kit.

Spring Bamboo Sword Kit

Southeast of the Shipyard and northeast of Komatsu Forge, the Pillar of Honour below unlocks the Spring Bamboo Sword Kit.

Genbu’s Darkness Sword Kit

West of Furuta Village and south of Komoda Lighthouse, you’ll find a new pillar that unlocks the Genbu’s Darkness Sword Kit.

Yasha’s Embers Sword Kit

Yasha’s Embers Sword Kit is unlocked by finding the pillar north of Ariake Lighthouse and east of Yoichi’s Crossroads.

Fuujin’s Secret Sword Kit

The last Pillar of Honor in Izuhara unlocks Fuujin’s Secret Sword Kit. You’ll find it northwest of Castle Kaneda and northeast of Firefly Hill Hot Spring.

Toyotama Pillars of Honor Locations

Nine additional Ghost of Tsushima Pillars of Honor can be found in Toyotama Region.

Dueling Festival Sword Kit

The first one in this region, or the eighth in the game, is found in the southern part but on the eastern coast. Just opposed to Akashima Lighthouse. Once collected, it unlocks the Dueling Festival Kit.

Moon Bear’s Paw Sword Kit

Southeast of Marsh Rock Shinto Shrine and east of Akashima Village, also on the eastern coast, is another pillar. It unlocks the Moon Bear’s Paw Kit.

Breath of Hachiman Sword Kit

In the center of Toyotama, northeast of Iijima Farmstead, and southwest of Dark Water Encampment is another pillar. This one unlocks the Breath of Hachiman Sword Kit. Next to the pillar, you should also see a Hidden Altar. Make sure you bow in front of it.

Warrior’s Faith Sword Kit

Next, travel southwest of Umugi Cove, where you’ll find a pillar that unlocks the Warrior’s Faith Kit.

Hijiki in Sunlight Sword Kit

Several steps east of Lonely Forest Clearing, you’ll find another pillar. It unlocks the Hijiki in Sunlight Kit.

Hunting Bear Sword Kit

Next, on the western coast, we have another pillar located just west of Forest’s Edge Camp. It unlocks the Hunting Bear Sword Kit.

Gold Koi River Sword Kit

Straight north of Kushi Temple is the pillar pictured below. It unlocks the Gold Koi River Kit.

Bishamon’s Fortune Sword Kit

For the Bishamon’s Fortune Kit, travel southeast of Riverside Farm, where you will find the pillar marked below.

Yuzu Peel Sword Kit

The final pillar in Toyotama unlocks the Yuzu Peel Kit and is found west of Omi Village, as you can see.

Kamiagata Pillars of Honour Locations

The last Ghost of Tsushima Pillars of Honor can be found in the Kamiagata Region. Here is where to look for them and what they unlock.

Azure Dragon Kit

South of Twilight’s Edge Overlook is the pillar pictured below. It unlocks the Azure Dragon Sword Kit.

Sly Tanuki Kit

The Pillar of Honor north of Kin Lighthouse and southeast of Morimae Brewery unlocks the Sly Tanuki Kit.

Midnight Hanabi Kit

Several steps north of Kin Sanctuary, you’ll find the Midnight Hanabi Kit, pictured below.

Shogun’s Storm Kit

The pillar north of White Falls Village unlocks the Shogun’s Storm Sword Kit.

Island’s Keeper Kit

Just east of Jogaku Temple, you should find the next Pillar of Honour. From it, you can collect the Island’s Keeper Kit.

Tanuki’s Brush Kit

North from the previous location, you’ll find the pillar that unlocks Tanuki’s Brush Kit. It is located east of General Dogshin’s Camp.

Hidden Forest Kit

Finally, we have the Hidden Forest Ghost of Tsushima Sword Kit, which can be unlocked by finding the Pillar of Honor on the map below. It is located in the upper northeastern part of Kamiagata, north of Jogaku Lighthouse.

Ghost of Tsushima is hands down one of the best video games of 2020. Check out these in-depth guides and learn how to help Jin Sakai deal with the Mongols and Khotun Khan. Ghost of Tsushima is a 2020 action-adventure game developed by Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The game was released for PlayStation 4 on July 17, 2020, and a Director’s Cut for PlayStation 5 followed on August 20, 2021.

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