**More Nioh 2 Guides:**

Kodama are special NPCs in Nioh 2. Find and interact with these small spirits to guide then back to the nearby Shrine, and they will reward you by making Kodama Blessing available for the area. Guiding all of the Kodama can also unlock trophies and achievements.

## Kodama in Nioh 2

Kodama occasionally wander away from their shrines and become lost. If you tell these lost Kodama the way back, they will return to their shrine.

Returning a Kodama to a shrine will allow you to gain the Kodama’s Blessing in the Shrine Menu and increase the number of elixirs granted by the shrines in that region.

## All Kodama Locations in Nioh 2

Finding them and guiding them to the nearby shrine will grant you access to bonuses provided by the Shrines in the area. Kodama will hide and become unresponsive if you attack near them. Wait until they re-emerge from their bowl to interact.

### Main Missions

**The Village of Cursed Blossoms**

- The first Kodama will be at the first shrine you’ll find at the starting point.
- Near the patrolling Gozuki, go around it, you’ll pass by a cherry blossom tree, then continue going up to the right side where you’ll find another dead body that’s next to a tree and a Kodama.
- After facing your first Enki Yokai, from where the mist was, go left at the corner of the house where you’ll encounter another Gaki blocking the path, kill it, then you’ll find another Gaki feeding on a dead body. Loot the body after killing the enemy to obtain a random item, then look to your left and you’ll find another lost Kodama.
- When you reach the area with lots of houses and human enemies, just by the wooden bridge, you’ll see some stacked up wooden boxes to your left, break the boxes then go around the back of the houses until you reach the very end corner of one of the houses, you’ll find another lost Kodama that you can guide back to the shrine.
- The open empty house near the small tombstone where the 2nd dark realm mist is, you’ll find another Kodama hiding behind a string of baskets just by the entrance, destroy the objects and you’ll find the Kodama behind it.
- After Killing the Yoki which was the 2nd mist, just at the left side corner of the house, there’s a large wooden box. Destroy it and you’ll find another Kodama ahead.
- Last, you’ll find another Kodama that’s at the right side corner of the small red torii gate right where you’ll encounter three human enemies, an archer, an axe-wielding guy, and a samurai.

**The Beast Born of Smoke and Flames**

- The first Kodama is behind a house on the east side near the slope leading to a well-structured house.
- The second Kodama is on the rooftop of a house behind some sacks. You can reach the top by using the plank that’s connected to the rooftop near the white torii gate leading to the Ippon-Datara.
- The third Kodama can be found at the cave under the shrine where you meet Senji Toyo, it’s behind some stacked wooden boxes where a Gaki is also hiding.
- The fourth Kodama can be found underground near the village engulfed with the Dark Realm, there’s a barn on the west side of the village near the entrance of the realm where you’ll encounter a Dweller for the first time. Climb down the ladder and you’ll find the Kodama behind the wooden boxes.
- The fifth Kodama is outside the entrance of the Great Forge, go around the left side corner of the torii gate and you’ll find it at the back being guarded by a Gaki.
- The sixth Kodama is on the rooftop of a building, you’ll have to climb to the second floor of the Burning Forge where you’ll encounter an Enki, then climb the ladder that will take you outside the Great Forge. The Kodama is on the northwestern edge of the rooftop.
- The last Kodama can be found on the third level of the Great Forge. It’s behind the pillar near the large chest and pale of water where you encounter a grown Gaki.

**The Viper’s Sanctum**

- From the first Shrine, head straight then make a right. Inside this enclosure will be some boxes, break them to find the first Kodama.
- From the first Shrine, head straight then make a right following this path until you reach the large center house. Don’t enter but continue going around the side of the house to find a Kodama.
- From the second Shrine, follow the left path to the circular center. If players unlocked the shortcut by destroying a fake wall then take that path. Alternatively, players can take the normal route and they will reach the same place. Continue on this path until you see a path to the left that has a puddle. A Kodama will be hidden behind some rocks near the pool.
- The fourth Kodama can be found under a broken bridge at the inner sanctum where you’ll see a pool of poison.
- The fifth Kodama can be found inside a cave on the east side where a Nure-Onna is roaming, you’ll find the Kodama behind a corpse.
- As for the last Kodama, near the huge red torii gate, you’ll encounter a Toxic Slime and another Nure-Onna. You’ll find the last Kodama behind the Toxic Slime.

**The Hidden Monsters of Okehazama**

- The first Kodama can be found inside the cave near the starting point. It’s in the second room of the cave where you encounter an Enki.
- From location 1, head back to the room with the group of Gaki then head up the slope on the right into another path where you’ll come across another Enki. You’ll find the Kodama past the Enki and straight ahead towards a dead-end, behind some wooden crates.
- The third Kodama can be found outside the cave of locations 1 and 2. Head up to the steep path and towards a small forest area where you come across a Nure-Onna. The Kodama can be found behind some grass.
- From the 2nd shrine, head down the nearby slope and inside the cave. Follow the candles that will take you to a large room containing two Nure-Onna and Gaki yokai. After killing the enemies, head towards the red broken torii gate and head towards the path on the left. You’ll find the fourth Kodama at the dead-end.
- The fifth Kodama can be found in the Dark Realm where you encounter a One-eyed Oni which is the source of the Dark Realm that’s near location 4. After you dispel the field, walk up to the shrine that’s on the center and look at the left side, the Kodama is standing in the bushes.
- The sixth Kodama can be found at the corner of a broken house that can be found at the end of a small village that’s engulfed with the Dark Realm.
- The last Kodama can be found near the mission’s objective. Go around the barricades to your left until you reach a burning tree. The Kodama can be found behind some sacks inside an enclosure that’s on the right side.

**The Mysterious One Night Castle**

- From the first Shrine, head down the path under the bridge, make a left then right up the leave covered hill. At the end of this path will be a Kodama.
- The second Kodama can be found outside the second-floor of the rest house near the second Kodama shrine. It’s inside a box.
- The third Kodama can be found on top of a roof. From the second dark realm that’s inside the inner section of the fort, head up the balcony of the house where the Enki was and drop down onto the roof from the ledge.
- The fourth Kodama can also be found in the inner section of the fort. From the house, go down and straight towards an enclosure. You’ll see two open large chests and come across two Gaki guarding the spot, kill the enemies, and check behind the chest that’s on the left side, you’ll find the Kodama there.
- For the fifth Kodama, you must close the floodgate first that opens up a shortcut to the 2nd Kodama shrine. After that’s done, explore the lower section and climb up the ladder where you’ll come out of a locked room inside a house. You’ll find the Kodama in the same room.
- The sixth Kodama is positioned on a spot where you need to jump down from high ground. You’ll see the Kodama when you encounter a Nure-Onna, Karakasa Umbrella, and Aberrant Soldier by the waterfall. To reach it, you must close the floodgate first, head down into the pit near the first hot spring, there’s another ladder nearby that you can climb to come out of the east side of the forest. You’ll find the path there to drop down to where the Kodama is.
- From the same location where you saw the second Sudama, head up the slope until you reach the top. Look to your right, and you’ll see that you can drop down onto the top part of the large torii gate. You’ll see the Kodama on top of the torii gate.

**The Hollow Fortress**

- From the first shrine, go straight until you reach the end and climb the ladder. On the second level, you’ll find another ladder straight ahead, climb to the upper section, cross the wooden bridge and check the right side, you’ll find it behind some sacks.
- The second Kodama can be found on a platform below the first dark realm. Ride the elevator first, then about halfway, run towards the dark realm. Go around the wooden planks until you reach the end, you’ll see the Kodama below you.
- The third Kodama is on the upper section outside the castle grounds. You’ll need to go pass through one level below the very top area of the prison cells and work your way to the upper section by using the stone platforms.
- The fourth Kodama can be found on the watchtower of the gate that leads to the castle. To reach it, you’ll have to work your way through a narrow stone path where you’ll encounter a couple of Dweller yokai and Snowclops. The path is near the second Kodama shrine.
- The fifth Kodama can be found at a corner on the east side outside the front entrance of the castle.
- For the sixth Kodama, you’ll have to recover the Castle Gate Key first. Once you obtained the key, unlock the east gate and go in the side entrance. Destroy the fourth samurai armor that’s displayed along the corridor.

**A Way Out**

- The first Kodama can be found at the starting point. Upon entering the forest, go west where you’ll encounter a soldier, armored dog, and archer. Kill and head past the enemies and go up the stairs leading to the cliff where the archer was. From there, jump down from the roof of the house and check the corner where you’ll find the Kodama.
- In the area where the spotlight is, you’ll find the second Kodama, it’s on the west side before reaching the small hut that’s straight ahead. You’ll find it behind some inclined planks
- When you reach a split path from the small hut after the area where the spotlight is. Go east towards a large hut where you’ll encounter more soldiers. You can find the Kodama inside a large pot just outside the hut.
- From the second shrine, head further until you encounter a Biwa-Boku-boku sitting on a branch. Kill it then work your way around the corner and towards its position. Walk up to the edge of the tree branch where a corpse is, then jump down to the branch below you where you’ll find the Kodama.
- The fifth Kodama can be found in the 2nd area that has another moving spotlight that’s being patrolled by a Mitsume Yazura. Dispel the dark realm first, then you’ll notice a One-Eyed Imp yokai that’s standing at a corner by the bushes. Kill it then search the spot where it was standing, you’ll find the Kodama hiding in the bushes.
- The sixth Kodama can be found under the stairs of the temple’s entrance. The path leading the temple can be found from where the fifth Kodama’s location.
- From the third kodama shrine, head towards the gate that leads to the boss at the end of the village. There’s a house on the right where a Yamanba is and a large chest. Go out the back of the house and you’ll find some large pots at the corner, the Kodama is behind the pots.

**Corpses and Ice**

- From the starting point, go to the courtyard where you’ll encounter some soldiers. Go up the incline and go left. Head down the first set of stairs and check the right side corner where you’ll see some wooden boxes. The Kodama is hiding behind it.
- The second Kodama can be found outside the white house that’s inside the first dark realm near the starting point. Check and break the wheelbarrow that’s on the left side to find the Kodama.
- From the second shrine, go up the stairs and climb the ladder outside the building that’s on the left. At the top, follow the balcony and you’ll find some wooden boxes at the end. The Kodama is hiding behind it.
- From the second shrine, head inside the center building where you encounter Magara Takamoto. Go inside the room that’s on the left and check the cabinet shelf next to some small crates that are under the stairs, you’ll find the Kodama at the corner of it.
- From the location of the fourth Kodama, go up the stairs and head outside towards the connected building. There’s an unaware soldier there that you can grapple from behind. After killing him, check the right-hand side of the building and you’ll find the Kodama at the corner of the small set of stairs.
- The sixth Kodama can be found inside the house that’s on the left side of the third shrine. It’s hiding behind some crates that are on the left corner.
- For the seventh Kodama, cross the bridge from the third shrine and head up the stairs where you’ll find the third dark realm. Work your way around the area where you’ll find a path that leads up the rooftops. You’ll find the Kodama on the rooftop beside the wooden fences on your left.
- After dealing with the third dark realm, go down the incline where you’ll encounter three soldiers guarding the path ahead. In the same area where the soldiers were, there’s a Nurikabe wall nearby. Kill it or pacify it with a gesture so that you can enter the room behind it where you’ll find the hot spring. Enter the room and go up the path near the hot spring, you’ll find a ladder at the end. Climb down to the bottom and go around the area, you’ll find the Kodama at the end of it.

**Bird in a Cage**

- Head inside the cave where you encounter the Spider yokai. Head out the cave and go down the courtyard. Go right towards a destroyed house that’s burning and go around the back to check the backside of it. There are some planks and debris that you can use to reach the top of it where you’ll find the first Kodama.
- When you exit the cave where you encounter the Spider yokai, go straight and go up the path that’s on the left where you’ll encounter an armored dog and a Yoki at the top of the path that will push a barrel down to try and kill you. After killing the enemies, about midway up the path, there’s a destroyed house on the left side. Walk up to it and check the corner, you’ll find the second Kodama hiding in the grass.
- For the third Kodama, head inside the cave where you’ll first encounter the rat yokai, Tesso and climb the ladder at the end of the path of the cave. You’ll find the Kodama at the left side of the ladder. To find the Tesso infested cave, head to the first cave near the starting area where you encounter the Spider yokai and exit to the courtyard. Head up the path where you’ll encounter a Yoki and armored dog then past the three soldiers, the entrance is just on the left side where the three soldiers were encountered.
- From the second shrine, go up the incline, climb down the ladder and head to the cave entrance on the left. Go right towards the dirty water and climb up the ladder. There’s a corridor that leads to another ladder where you’ll find a room that has a roaming Tesso. The Kodama is in the room beside the wooden cave door on the left.
- To find the fifth Kodama, head to the basement of the castle where the Waira was guarding earlier. The entrance is near the cave entrance on the left where you find the fourth Kodama. Go straight and you’ll find a corner in between the ladder and stairs. The fifth Kodama is behind some wooden barrels.
- The sixth Kodama is on the second floor of the castle. You must pull the lever of both bridges for it to rotate. Once it’s aligned cross the red bridge, then on the purple bridge, you’ll see a small room on the left. Go inside and break the crates on the right side, the Kodama is behind it.
- For the last Kodama, you must rotate the purple bridge and align it leading to the tower of the castle. Once that’s done, head back down the first floor and go to the room where the large spiders were. Go inside the room on the left where you’ll find a rotating panel. You’ll see a hole on the wooden floor which you can jump from to head in the secret room that has the hot spring.

**Pervading Waters**

- From the second shrine, go left and head towards the flooded path. You’ll find the Kodama inside the house at the end of the path.
- From the second shrine, go up the second floor of the large building and check the corner of the balcony. The second Kodama is hiding behind the small boxes.
- Cross the walkway from the large building near the second shrine to get to the rooftops. On the other side, jump down onto where the Nure-Onna and Gaki are and check the left corner of the small building. You’ll find the third Kodama by the fence.
- The fourth Kodama can be found behind the house that’s near the large building where you first encounter the Ubume yokai. Simply head to the balcony, walk onto the planks towards the rooftop of the house and jump down. Check behind the house and you’ll find the Kodama.
- Near the shortcut of the starting point. Go down the slope towards the shack where you’ll encounter two soldiers. Kill the enemies then go towards the stack of boats on the left side. You’ll find the fifth Kodama hiding behind some crates at the corner.
- The sixth Kodama is found on the west section of the bridge that leads to the courtyard of the pagoda. Head to the west section where you’ll encounter a Tesso. Go straight and walk onto the narrow wooden path. You’ll find the sixth Kodama behind the tree.
- For the seventh Kodama. From the third shrine, head to the garden that’s on the right. There’s a temple by the garden and on the right side of it, there’s a small shrine. You’ll find the Kodama standing next to the small shrine.
- The eight Kodama can be found behind a stone lantern on the right near the walkway leading to the entrance of the pagoda where you fight Saika Magoichi.
- The ninth Kodama is located before reaching the true boss. You must defeat Saika Magoichi first to obtain a key that unlocks the gate near the third shrine. Once you’ve unlocked it, simply head straight past the Koroka and Gaki, and from the destroyed building, turn right and you check the corner where you’ll find some crates. The Kodama is behind it.

**The Frenzied Blaze**

- In the first section where you encounter the first few enemies inside the first house and by a tree. Go left and check the corner of the house where you’ll find a dead-end. There’s a Gaki standing at the corner and behind it is the Kodama.
- The second Kodama can be found standing next to the gate on the right side that was being guarded by a Koroka in the first dark realm you encounter.
- The third Kodama can be found near the second shrine. After killing the two dwellers along the path, turn right and go through the flames where you’ll encounter an Ubume on the other side. After killing it, climb up the ladder to reach the rooftops
- The fourth Kodama can be found near the second shrine. From the nearby house, from the front entrance, go around the corner of the right, you’ll find it at the end of the walkway.
- Check the house on the left side where you encounter Yasuke. Go inside the house and kill the three Yokai in it. Check the right side corner where you’ll find the fifth Kodama.
- The sixth Kodama is behind the Nurikabe wall on the right that’s inside the opposite house from where you found the fifth Kodama. There’s a walkway connecting to both houses on the left side where you found the fifth Kodama.
- The seventh Kodama can be found in the second dark realm. Go around the back of the house that’s engulfed with blue flames inside. You’ll see a small garden at the end where you’ll encounter a Wheelmonk. If you have enough elixir, you can run through the blue flames where you’ll find the Kodama on the other side next to the bamboo fences.
- The last Kodama for this mission can be found on the left side corner near the door that leads to the boss.

**The Sun Sets on Mount Tenno**

- First Shrine: At the end of the first section of the swamp after killing the Nure-Onna within the mist, head up the incline and immediately turn right. You’ll find the first Kodama behind the tree.
- First Shrine: The second Kodama can be found in the second section of the swamp past the Nure-Onna blocking the path. After clearing the enemies in the second section of the swamp, go up the slope that’s on the left side to reach the walkway of the scaffolding. Head to the shack and walk to the far left corner of it and jump off from the platform. You’ll find the Kodama below.
- First Dark Realm: Inside the first dark realm, climb to the walkway of the scaffolding and head to the left side platform that’s around a tree. You’ll find the third Kodama behind it.
- Second Shrine: The fourth Kodama can be found on the rooftop of the house in the rice fields. There’s a plank near the incline leading to the fort which you can walk on to get to the rooftop.
- Second Shrine: The fifth Kodama is on the south section of the rice fields. You need to go around the rice fields first towards the house from the second shrine. Near the shortcut door, there’s a path on the left side that you can jump off from at the end. Just go straight, you’ll find the Kodama at the end of it.
- Second Shrine: Jump off from the bridge leading to the fort. Check the left side of the bottom section. The sixth Kodama can be found behind the wooden barrier.
- Fort Entrance: From the second shrine in the rice fields, cross the bridge and turn right from the gate of the fort. You’ll find a barn at the end. Check the back of it on the right side and you’ll see the Kodama there.
- East Building, Fort Compound: The last Kodama can be found around the balcony of the building on the east side of the fort’s compound. The only way to breach the building is by climbing the ladder from the innermost east section of the underground area of the fort.

**Ruin Draws Near**

- First Shrine: The first Kodama can be found behind the chest on the watchtower of the main gate of the castle. When you pass the gate, climb the nearby ladder on the right side
- Second Shrine: From the second shrine, check the east section. Climb up the ladder, head inside the room, go left, and check the corner where you’ll find small crates of arrows in it. The second Kodama is behind the crates.
- Second Shrine: Head inside the building on the east side from the second shrine where you’ll encounter an Onyudo and Warrior Skeleton on the left side. At the end of the room that’s also on the left, you’ll see a cracked wall next to the door, you can destroy it by shooting it down with a cannon type long-range weapon or throw a bomb at it. The third Kodama in the room behind the wall.
- For the fourth Kodama, go up at the top of the ramp from the second Dark Realm near the east building from the second shrine. You’ll find a house where you’ll encounter a Tesso and Aberrant Soldier inside. Kill the yokai, head through the corridor inside the house where you’ll see a hole on the wooden floor of the room. Jump down and check the crates with arrows in it, you’ll find the Kodama behind it.
- Third Shrine: The fifth Kodama can be found outside the castle. Exit the castle from the bottom section where you encounter the Ippon-Datara. You’ll find it by the dead-end standing on a sack near a corpse that you can loot.
- Third Shrine: The sixth Kodama can be found inside a secret room behind a Nurikabe yokai wall. The fake wall can be found under the stairs of the castle at the bottom section. From the third shrine, head inside the castle, climb down the ladder and head down the stairs. Check underneath it, and approach the wall that’s on the left corner.
- Third Shrine: Also at the bottom section, head up to the top floor by using the broken pillars that are in the middle of the room. Once you reach the top, go left and jump down from the broken stairs. You’ll find the seventh Kodama there.

**The Two Faces of Hospitality**

- First Shrine: The first Kodama can be found at the left side corner of the entrance gate near the first shrine/starting point.
- First Shrine: From the second section of the courtyard near the first shrine, go inside the bathhouse on the right where you’ll find the Spa (Hot Spring). The second Kodama can be found behind the door of the bathhouse.
- Second Shrine: From the second shrine, look behind and check the wooden pillar. You’ll find the third Kodama behind it.
- Second Shrine: From where you meet Honda Tadakatsu, there’s a ladder nearby, next to the cannon that goes down under the bridge. Walk forward a bit and you’ll see a wooden boat, the fourth Kodama is standing at the side of the boat.
- Second Shrine: After clearing the second dark realm, you’ll find yourself in an area where there are houses. There’s a gate ahead that’s blocked by a yokai mist. And on the right side of the gate, there’s a ladder that you can climb to reach the watchtower. The fifth Kodama is in the watchtower.
- Third Shrine: There’s a cannon that you can find before reaching the third shrine at the top, about midway the slope. Light the cannon so it can destroy the barricade in the previous area where there are houses. After lighting the cannon, go back down and check the house on the right. You’ll find that the barricade is destroyed and you can approach the Kodama.
- Third Shrine: As you enter the courtyard that leads to the boss, check the room on the left where you’ll see a Rokurokubi. The kodama can be found inside the room.

**The High-spirited Demon**

- Starting Point: At the starting area, turn around before heading to the first shrine. Check under the frame of the wooden stairs, you’ll find the first Kodama there.
- First Shrine: Head to an enclosure that is engulfed with the dark realm where you’ll see large crystal that is guarded by a Biwa-Boku-boku and Aberrant Soldier. After clearing the dark realm, go around the back of the enclosure from the right side and you’ll see a wooden barricade on the left. The second Kodama is behind it.
- First Shrine: From the location of the second Kodama, turn around, and you’ll see a tree branch that you can walk on to cross the other end where a Yoki is patrolling. On the other end, you’ll be able to walk on the roof of a house where you’ll find the third Kodama.
- Second Shrine: After killing the Magatsu Warrior that was guarding the gate, open it and immediately turn left. You’ll see some crates, destroy it and you’ll find the fourth Kodama behind the crates.
- Third Shrine: After clearing the third dark realm and killing the Mezuki, walk towards the trunk of a tree that’s near the bridge on the left where the Mezuki was patrolling. At the bottom, you’ll encounter three Kappa yokai. After clearing the area, check behind the tree where you’ll find the fifth Kodama.
- Third Shrine: The sixth Kodama can be found at the top of the slope after you defeat the Mezuki near the third dark realm. It’s at the corner behind the large crystal that you’ll find at the middle part of the slope.

**The Mausoleum of Evil**

- First Shrine: From the first shrine, head up the stairs until you reach the top where you’ll see a wooden bridge and an Aberrant Soldier. Jump down the edge on the right and turn left, you’ll see the first Kodama standing by the corner.
- First Shrine: Found outside the balcony on the east side of the temple. Climb up the ladder that’s outside the temple on the east and just go to the end of the balcony. You’ll find the second Kodama there.
- First Shrine: The third Kodama can be found on the outer walkway of a balcony. You must drain the water first that’s surrounding the temple. After placing the jewel inside the mouth of the dragon statue, check the east side of the temple and you’ll see a hole that you can jump from to reach the balcony below. Just go around the hole that’s on the floor of the balcony and walk onto the outer walkway of it, you’ll find the Kodama standing on the walkway.
- Second Shrine: Head out the door on the left where you’ll encounter another Dweller and loot the corpse behind it. Next, head inside the nearby building where you’ll see a yokai mist. The yokai within it is an Ubume. After killing the Ubume, make sure to open the chest that’s nearby and head outside the balcony of the same building, you’ll find the fourth Kodama there
- Second Shrine: Go down the stairs from the room near the second shrine, then jump down into the room below where you’ll encounter a Dweller and a small chest that you can loot. From there, you’ll want to cross the bridge that’s in the middle and head inside the room ahead, shoot down the Nure-Onna that’s hanging on the ceiling on the left side of the room. In the same room, you’ll find the fifth Kodama.
- Second Shrine: From where the third large crystal was, you’ll see another building on the opposite side from where you came from. Head inside and jump down to the room below where you’ll encounter a Nure-Onna. Kill it, go around the room, and check the corner on the right side, you’ll find the sixth Kodama.
- Second Shrine: Head to the tower where the second dark realm is. After killing the Namahage, go outside towards the nearby door where you’ll see a broken bridge. You’ll find the seventh Kodama just by the corner on the right. After grabbing the Kodama, go back inside the room and pull the lever that’s inside. this will cause the bridges within the tower to rotate.
- Second Shrine: You must pull the lever first to rotate the bridge. After pulling it, head back to the top section of the tower that leads to the hot spring. From the hot spring, walk to the left side of the balcony and head up the rooted path. You’ll find the eighth Kodama at the end of the path. Once you’ve grabbed the Kodama, jump off the path from the side and at this point you’ll want to rest at the second shrine first before you proceed to the marked location where you’ll find the last Kodama before reaching the boss.
- Second Shrine: The ninth Kodama can be found at the left side corner of the entrance that leads to the boss.

**The Golden Castle**

- First Shrine: Go to the garden section and kill the Yoki within the yokai mist that’s on the right side. After killing the yokai, check behind where the mist was, you’ll find the first Kodama hiding in the grass beside the bamboo trees.
- First Dark Realm: After fighting the Enenra, head to the second level of the castle and head inside the first dark realm. After killing all the yokai and destroying the crystal, look behind where the crystal was and check the left side corner of the rubble and debris. You’ll find the second Kodama standing next to it.
- Second Shrine: From the second shrine, enter the room that has a large yellow crystal inside. Check the right side of the room where the Aberrant Soldier was. The third Kodama is at the end, standing by the corner.
- Second Shrine: Head to the second garden section where the second dark realm is. After killing the yokai and removing the dark realm, check the pond where the Gaki was. The fourth Kodama can be found standing near it, next to a tree.
- Second Shrine: At the garden section and after clearing the dark realm, check inside the room on the right side near the path leading to the painting of the Yatsu-no-Kami. You’ll find a Nurikabe wall yokai inside, and the room behind it leads to the basement where you’ll find the Kodama near the Spa (Hot Spring).
- Second Shrine: The sixth Kodama can be found at the corner of the corridor walkway of the garden near the ladder that goes down to the underground storage room.
- Third Shrine: Before heading up the stairs that lead to the Kasha painting, check the right side. You’ll find the Kodama behind the drapes.
- Third Shrine: Found on the right side of the room near the door that leads to the true boss of the mission.

**Cherry Blossom Viewing in Daigo**

- First Shrine: Upon arriving at the starting point of the mission, look behind and check behind the tree to find the first Kodama.
- First Shrine: As you enter the castle grounds, you’ll encounter the first two enemy soldiers of the mission. Kill the soldiers, then check behind the tree that’s on the left side, you’ll find the second Kodama behind the tree.
- First Shrine: Check outside and around the corner of the small room that’s on the right side of the walkway near the stairs that goes to the garden section. The third Kodama is standing by the corner.
- Third Shrine: It’s near the third shrine. Once you exit the temple, by the door, go left and check around the corner. You’ll find the fourth Kodama standing next to a crystal.
- Third Shrine: When you reach the temple, check around the corner of the walkway. You’ll find the fifth Kodama at the end.
- Third Shrine: The sixth Kodama can be found behind the building where you’ll see a yokai mist inside it. The building is past the Aberrant Soldier yokai enemies.
- Third Shrine: For the seventh Kodama, you must first destroy the stone that’s within the dark realm. Once that’s done, retrace your steps back to the temple and run towards the new root path outside of the temple. You’ll find it at the end of the path.
- Third Shrine: Once you’ve destroyed the stone within the dark realm, head up the root path near the third shrine where you’ll encounter the last soldier of the Seven Spears. The last Kodama can be found behind the tree that’s on the left side.

**In the Eye of the Beholder**

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**A Song to Calm the Storm**

- From the first shrine, turn right towards the shore and run towards the end. You’ll find the Kodama hiding by the rocks.
- After you speak to the NPC soldier who gives you the Incendiary Longbow Arrow, go down the cargo hold and head outside the wreckage where you’ll encounter a Y-intersection. Go left towards another deck of a boat and you’ll find the Kodama hiding behind the crates and supplies on the right side that leads to another boat.
- Before you reach the second Kodama shrine, you’ll see a pillar that you need to cross in order to reach the shore. Before crossing the pillar, check the corner of the boat on the left side. You’ll find it behind.
- From the second shrine, if you go right, you’ll circle around the edge of the shore and come across a camp with red partitions around. Go through it and you’ll see a tree that’s surrounded by rocks. You’ll find the Kodama hiding by the grass near the tree.
- When you reach the door that leads to the Mysterious Warrior Monk boss, before going in, check the right side of the door. You’ll find the Kodama by the corner.
- After defeating the mysterious Warrior Monk, head inside the next building and you’ll find the third shrine. On the right side of the shrine, there are some boxes, destroy it and you’ll find the Kodama hiding behind.
- When you reach the first dark realm, go towards the center section of the deck where you’ll see an Ubume roaming around. Defeat it then go straight a bit, you’ll find the Kodama on the left side next to the wrecked boats.
- Head down the lower cabin from the ship that’s engulfed with the dark realm and go inside the room on the right. You’ll see a wall that looks broken, throw a bomb at it to destroy it to enter the room. Check behind the open large chest to find the Kodama behind.
- Upon reaching an estate where Benkei the mysterious warrior-monk leaves your party, as soon as you enter, turn right and you’ll see some crates, destroy it and you’ll find the Kodama hiding behind
- When you reach a building that’s engulfed with the second dark realm, before heading up the steps, check around the corner on the left side. You’ll find the Kodama hiding under the short steps.

**Eternal Rivals**

- For the first Kodama, head inside the cave and go down one level of the scaffolding. When you reach one level down, turn right, drop down another level below, turn right, and continue going down until you reach the bottom level where the Nuppeppo is. At the bottom, look for the ladder, you’ll find the Kodama next to it.
- Climb up the ladder go straight, turn left, head up one level, turn left again to reach the third level, and then turn right towards the inclined path until you reach the top of a cliff where there’s also a Sudama. Walk to the left side of the bamboo bridge and drop down onto the platform below, you’ll see another platform that you can jump down onto where you’ll find the second Kodama.
- For the third Kodama, from the second Kodama shrine inside the cave, go west and then head down the path on the right side. From here, keep going straight until you reach the opposite side of the bottom area of the cave. This is where you’ll encounter the dark realm. Keep going straight under the scaffolding, then check the left side of it, you’ll find the Kodama at the corner.
- Head to the top of the scaffolding that’s engulfed with the Dark Realm and kill the Nuppeppo which is the source and exit the cave. By the exit, turn right and you’ll find the fourth Kodama.
- Proceed to the inclined path leading to the backside of a temple where you’ll find the third Kodama shrine. From here, head inside the garden section of the temple and head north where you’ll see a small shrine and a house. You’ll find the Kodama in between the two structures
- Next, head west towards your objective where you’ll find Minamoto no Yoshitsune. Exit the temple on the east side and head towards the fourth Kodama shrine within the bamboo forest. Continue through the area and as you climb the first inclined path, go right, straight, then left. Head up another inclined path, and you’ll find the Kodama standing at the edge of the rocks.
- Go back down the inclined path where the sixth Kodama was and check the east side where you’ll see flowers on the ground that leads to a large tree. Go around that tree and you’ll find a bridge that leads to the top of it where you’ll find the seventh Kodama.
- Continue going straight from the large tree, cross the wooden bridge, turn right, make an immediate left, cut through the bamboo, and you’ll find the eight Kodama on the left side of a dead-end where you’ll also find a large chest.
- As for the last Kodama, when you reach the last Kodama shrine, before opening the door that leads to the main objective, you’ll find the Kodama behind a tree on the left side.

**Suzune in the Flames**

- After defeating the Oboroguruma, just go straight towards a dead end where you’ll find a broken carriage. Destroy it and you’ll find the first Kodama for this mission.
- From where Oboroguruma was, turn right and then left where you’ll see x2 Oni-bi. Kill it and then dash through the flames. Break the bucket of water that’s on the right side to remove the burning effect, loot the corpse next to it, and then on the left side, you’ll see a wooden box. Destroy it to find the second and last Kodama for this mission.

### Sub Missions

**The Forest Veiled in Darkness**

- The first Kodama can be found near the huge tree that has glowing mushrooms around surrounding it. The Kodama is just at the right-side corner of the tree behind a glowing mushroom.
- The second Kodama is hiding behind an open large chest near a house that has another large chest that can be looted.

**Dark Omens**

- The first Kodama can be found behind some boxes at the back of the first house you’ll find near the starting area.
- The second Kodama can be located next to some Jizo statues where you encounter the One-eyed Oni before reaching the upper house.
- The third Kodama can be found under the center shrine inside the Dark Realm behind the Aberrant Soldier.

**The Search**

- The first Kodama can be found in the dark realm near the starting point. After killing the Ippon-Datara, cross the small wooden bridge then go left towards the wooden boats. You’ll find a Gaki and some wooden boxes, the Kodama is in between them. Kill the Gaki first so you can guide it back.
- The second Kodama can be found in the second dark realm. You’ll find it next to an Enki that’s looking at it.
- The last Kodama can be found in the second dark realm, it’s standing on the edge of a set of planks where you’ll find an area filled with Jizo statues and tombstones, as well as a Nure-Onna.

**A Hot-blooded Howl**

- When you reach the temple from the starting point, go east and exit the small red torii gate where you’ll see a patrolling soldier and another that’s looting a corpse. You’ll find the Kodama behind the stone lantern.
- The second Kodama can be found near the starting point, under the stairs outside the temple on the west side. You can go around it or open the door from the east entrance.
- The third Kodama is inside the cave where you find Maeda Toshiie. Head to the east section of the cave from where you fought the Waira and Aberrant Soldier. Go up the stairs, then turn right, you’ll find the Kodama on the left side of the corridor, standing next to some candles.
- The fourth Kodama can be found in the opposite room where you found the third Kodama. Go in the large room that seems to be a dead-end where there are two Dweller. Check the wall that’s on the left side for it to reveal itself as Nurikabe. You’ll find the Kodama behind it next to some Jizo statutes.
- The last Kodama can be found at the right side behind the red pillar beside the closed door of the marked destination.

**The Golden Nation**

- From the starting point, head inside the temple and go outside of the courtyard. You’ll find the Kodama in the middle hiding in the flowers and grass behind some rocks.
- From the courtyard, climb the ladder that’s on the far right side then head left where you’ll see a large hole on the wall that leads into a library. You’ll instantly see a Yoki on the right side by the corner looking at the Kodama. Kill it so that you can guide it back to the shrine.
- Located on the east side of the temple on a wooden beam. Simply climb up the ladder that’s on the far right side of the courtyard then go towards the hole on the wall that’s on the right side. Walk onto the beam on the right side, you’ll find it at the end of it.

**Stray Cats**

- Upon arriving at the starting point, check behind and you’ll find it standing on a coconut.
- Check behind the prison cell where the Scampuss is, you’ll find a Kodama on the edge of a boat that’s docked.
- Near the prison cell, head up the slope, and check behind the house next to a ladder you can kick down. You’ll find another Kodama at the back of the house.
- One can be found near the closed cave. After killing the Waira climb up the ladder, go right, and jump down from the edge of the cliff onto the surface below. You’ll find another Kodama there.
- In the dark realm, a Kodama can be found behind the door of a prison cell near the large Warrior Skeleton.

**Shadows Creep in Kurama**

- From the first shrine, proceed forward until you reach a house that’s on the left from the temple with the Kiryoki in it. Head inside the house, exit the backside on the right and check the corner of the fences, you’ll find the Kodama there.
- For the second Kodama, continue through the area and when you reach an intersection that has a red lantern, go straight and head through the red torii gate. Head up the steps of the small shrine and climb up the ladder on the left side. At the top, go left and jump down onto the platform below to find the second Kodama.
- As for the third Kodama, jump back down to where the ladder was and head east from the small shrine where you’ll see red lanterns along the way. Cross the bridge, keep going straight until you reach a temple that’s engulfed with the dark realm. From the entrance, look to your right, you’ll find the Kodama behind the plants.
- From the second Kodama shrine, exit the temple from the west gate and head straight until you come across a large tree. Keep going straight and then turn left towards another tree. You’ll find the fourth Kodama behind the tree that’s next to a ladder.
- Next, climb up the ladder, walk onto the narrow path on the left, go right towards the path that’s inclined, just go straight, and drop down onto the side of a cliff. You’ll find the fifth Kodama there.
- And for the sixth Kodama, retrace your steps and head back to the narrow path. This time, just keep going straight, and before reaching the end where you’ll have to turn right towards the backside of the locked cabin, walk to the edge a bit on the left side, and you’ll see another narrow path below you that you can drop onto. This narrow path isn’t covered with snow and you’ll find the last Kodama on it.