Ghost of Tsushima Singing Crickets are collectibles and unique items that must be discovered while exploring the Island of Tsushima. The Ghost of Tsushima Crickets are very important because they allow you to change the weather. Once found, Jin will be able to play different flute songs.
Usually, the locations of the Singing Crickets can be found through exploration; however, you will be able to find them faster if you use maps and if you know how to track them down. Keep in mind that there are 20 Singing Crickets in the video game, and you’ll need to find at least 5 in order to unlock the Lament of the Storm song for your flute. This song helps you unlock the Dirge of the Fallen Forge Trophy.
To find these Ghost of Tsushima collectibles, you have two options. The first one is through exploration and using the guiding wind. Alternatively, you can use the maps below and visit the marked locations without looking for them. The second method is faster.
The Singing Crickets collectibles can be found during the story or after you finish Jin’s tale. You don’t need to find all of them for the Platinum Trophy, but only 5. This guide reveals all of them, though.
Assuming you want to find all of them by yourself, the first thing you need is the Traveller’s Attire. This can be obtained in the first region (Izuhara) by talking to the merchant in the Survivor Camp northwest of Hyioshi Springs. After you get the armor, you’ll have to find at least one Singing Cricket to unlock them in the game.
The moment you unlock the entry in your Artifacts tab, open the game’s map and press Right on your D-Pad to select the Guiding Wind Target. Then select the Undiscovered Singing Crickets option at the bottom. On your map, you will see a line that will lead you to the next Singing Cricket, and if you slide your finger up on the TouchPad while exploring the world, the Guiding Wind will show you the way.
Keep in mind that these Ghost of Tsushima collectibles are found in cemeteries, and you’ll have to clear all Mongols waiting for you. After you find all Singing Crickets in Ghost of Tsushima, it is time to put them to good use.
For every five Crickets you have found, you have unlocked a new song for your flute. To see them, press Options on your controller, navigate to the Gear tab, and then to Accessories. Now select the second tab showing a man playing the flute, and you should see the following songs, each of them featuring a type of weather:
- The Sun’s Warm Embrace – Sunny Weather
- Lament of the Storm – Stormy Weather
- Shadows in the Fog – Foggy Weather
- A Chorus of Raindrops – Rainy Weather
Select one of them by pressing X to equip it, then return to the game. Now, slide your finger from right to left on your TouchPad, and Jin will start playing a song. Pay close attention to the weather, which starts changing.
Aside from changing the weather whenever you want, there is also a trophy you can unlock using the Lament of the Storm Song. This can be obtained by traveling to Taka’s Grave, east of Yarikawa Stronghold.
When you get there, look for a grave at the edge of the cliff, then select the Lament of the Storm song from your inventory, follow the steps above, and start playing it for Taka. This will unlock the said trophy.
Izuhara Singing Cricket Locations
The first 10 Singing Crickets in Ghost of Tsushima are found in Izuhara Region.
Azamo Bay Singing Cricket
The first Cricket is found northwest of Azamo Bay. Look for the cemetery first, and you’ll see the cage in the lower section, by a tall column. Once you get the collectible, you will be able to use the Traveller’s Attire and track them on your own if you like.
Fallen Outpost Singing Cricket
Moving northwest, you’ll find the next Cricket in a cemetery south of Fallen Outpost. The cage is located at the edge of the cemetery, as opposed to the mountain wall.
Takuzudama Cemetery Singing Cricket
Next, move west to the Takuzudama Cemetery, which is located northeast of Tsutsu Lighthouse. The collectible is close to the edge of the cliff in the middle of an opening.
Komatsu Forge Singing Cricket
For the next Singing Cricket, move northeast and east of Komatsu Forge, and you’ll see a new cemetery. It is on a hill overseeing the forge, and the cage is on a grave on the left side of the entrance.
Golden Temple Singing Cricket
Now, the wind will take you to a cemetery northeast. Look for it southeast of the Golden Temple but west of Kuta Farm. You should see this Ghost of Tsushima collectible on the right side of the main alley in the cemetery.
Ogawa Dojo Singing Cricket
Moving on, we have a new Ghost of Tsushima Singing Cricket to the northwest from the previous location. The cemetery is found south of Ogawa Dojo, while the cage is at the bottom of a large tree, where you should spot a bench.
Yoichi’s Crossroads Singing Cricket
For the seventh collectible, travel to Yoichi’s Crossroads, where you should see a slightly larger cemetery. The Singing Cricket cage is at the edge of the cemetery, as opposed to the small Mongol base.
Yagata Farmstead Singing Cricket
Now, move north of Yagata Farmstead, as you can see on my map, and you’ll find a new cemetery. The Singing Cricket’s cage is in the upper area, where a beautiful tree is overseeing the cemetery.
Komoda Town Singing Cricket
Next, travel northwest from the previous location but southwest of Komoda Town. Here, a new cemetery is waiting for you. The cage is again located in the lower section of the cemetery.
Takeshiki Farmstead Singing Cricket
The final Singing Cricket in Izuhara is located east of Takeshiki Farmstead. You’ll find it on a small hill in the cemetery near another grave.
Toyotama Singing Cricket Locations
The next 7 Singing Crickets in Ghost of Tsushima are found in Toyotama Region. Make sure you advance the story, and when you get to this new area, start looking for them.
Lonely Forest Clearing Singing Cricket
The first one is in a cemetery located between Lonely Forest Clearing and Hissing Creek Crossing. You should spot the cage on another small hill with some stairs leading you to it.
Yarikawa Stronghold Singing Cricket
On the eastern shore of Tsushima Island, north of Yarikawa Stronghold and east of Koshimizu Farmstead, is another cemetery that is a bit larger. Look for the Crickets’ Cage next to a bridge made of stone.
Turtle Rock Shinto Shrine Singing Cricket
And on to the next one, which is located several steps southeast of Turtle Rock Shinto Shrine. The cage is located near the stairs leading down the mountain.
Shimura Cemetery Singing Cricket
Now, we are moving northwest to Serene Forest, where we can find a new cemetery southwest of Shimura Cemetery. The collectible is standing on a bench near the wooden fence and the tallest tree in the area.
Mountainside Ruins Singing Cricket
South of Mountainside Ruins is another cemetery you’ll have to check while exploring Toyotama. You’ll find this Ghost of Tsushima Singing Cricket Cage in the middle of the cemetery, close to the stairs leading to the upper section.
Riverside Farm Singing Cricket
Several steps northeast of Riverside Farm is another cemetery, as you can see on the map. The cage with the Cricket is in the middle of the lower section. Keep in mind that there are a lot of Mongols in this area.
Fort Koyasan Singing Cricket
The final Cricket Cage in Toyotama is found east of Riverside Farm and north of Fort Koyasan. You’ll easily spot the cage at the bottom of the stone wall in the cemetery.
Kamiagata Singing Cricket Locations
Finally, we have three more Ghost of Tsushima Crickets that can be found in the Kamiagata region.
Sago Mill Singing Cricket
After you unlock it by progressing through the game, head west of Sago Mill to the Guardian’s Ridge and northwest of Frozen Overlook. The Cricket Cage is in the middle of the cemetery, very close to the mountain’s wall.
Jogaku Temple Singing Cricket
Northwest of Jogaku Temple and south of General Dogshin’s Camp, you’ll find another cemetery and another collectible. There is a road passing through the middle of this cemetery, and the cage is on the right side of the wall while facing north.
Jogaku Temple Singing Cricket
In the northernmost area of the map, east of General Dogshin’s Camp is the last hidden Singing Cricket Cage in Ghost of Tsushima. You will find it in the upper section of the cemetery, close to a small wall made of stones.