Ghost of Tsushima Pillars of Honour are collectibles and unique landmarks that must be discovered while exploring the Island of Tsushima in the latest video game developed by Sucker Punch.
The Ghost of Tsushima Pillars of Honour, 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.
Throughout the following Ghost of Tsushima Pillars of Honour locations guide, I will share with you the positions of all Pillars of Honour in the video game.
The guide includes detailed maps that will point you in the right direction, as well as hints and tips on where to find these collectibles in Ghost of Tsushima.
Keep in mind that 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 unlock new Headbands.
Before we start let’s check some general info and FAQs.
A Pillar of Honor is a hidden location and a landmark you’ll need to find while exploring the world.
It counts as a collectible and it is in fact a stone pillar you can interact with.
Ghost of Tsushima features 23 hidden Pillars of Honor.
Once you find one of these pillars, place Jin in front of it and press R2 to pick up the Sword Kit.
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.
All Izuhara Pillars of Honour Locations & Maps
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 - Pillar of Honor #1
Mamushi Venom Sword Kit - Pillar of Honor #2
Northwest of Tangled Crossroads and north of Azamo Bay.
It unlocks the Mamushi Venom Sword Kit.
Warrior’s Brush Sword Kit - Pillar of Honor #3
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 - Pillar of Honor #4
Genbu’s Darkness Sword Kit - Pillar of Honor #5
Yasha’s Embers Sword Kit - Pillar of Honor #6
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 - Pillar of Honour #7
All Toyotama Pillars of Honor Locations & Maps
Nine additional Ghost of Tsushima Pillars of Honor can be found in Toyotama Region.
Dueling Festival Sword Kit - Pillar of Honour #8
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 - Pillar of Honour #9
Breath of Hachiman Sword Kit - Pillar of Honour #10
In the center of Toyotama, north-east 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 - Pillar of Honour #11
Next, travel southwest of Umugi Cove, where you’ll find a pillar that unlocks the Warrior’s Faith Kit.
Hijiki in Sunlight Sword Kit - Pillar of Honour #12
Several steps east of Lonely Forest Clearing you’ll find another pillar.
It unlocks the Hijiki in Sunlight Kit.
Hunting Bear Sword Kit - Pillar of Honour #13
Gold Koi River Sword Kit - Pillar of Honour #14
Straight north from Kushi Temple is the pillar pictured below.
It unlocks the Gold Koi River Kit.
Bishamon’s Fortune Sword Kit - Pillar of Honour #15
For the Bishamon’s Fortune Kit, travel southeast of Riverside Farm where you will find the pillar marked below.
Yuzu Peel Sword Kit - Pillar of Honour #16
The final pillar in Toyotama unlocks the Yuzu Peel Kit and is found west of Omi Village as you can see.
All Kamiagata Pillars of Honour Locations & Maps
The last Ghost of Tsushima Pillars of Honor can be found in Kamiagata Region.
Here is where to look for them and what they unlock.
Azure Dragon Kit - Pillar of Honor #17
South of Twilight’s Edge Overlook is the pillar pictured below.
It unlocks the Azure Dragon Sword Kit.
Sly Tanuki Kit - Pillar of Honor #18
The Pillar of Honor north of Kin Lighthouse and southeast of Morimae Brewery unlocks the Sly Tanuki Kit.
Midnight Hanabi Kit - Pillar of Honor #19
Several steps north of Kin Sanctuary, you’ll find the Midnight Hanabi Kit, pictured below.
Shogun’s Storm Kit - Pillar of Honor #20
The pillar north of White Falls Village unlocks the Shogun’s Storm Sword Kit.
Island’s Keeper Kit - Pillar of Honor #21
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 - Pillar of Honor #22
North from the previous location, you’ll find the pillar that unlocksTanuki’s Brush Kit.
It is located east of General Dogshin’s Camp.
Hidden Forest Kit - Pillar of Honor #23
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.