Isle of Demons Kodama Locations
Hidden throughout Nioh’s many locations are Kodama, small green creatures that offer up buffs to the player as they are rescued and returned to shrines. Another perk of finding these little guys is you’ll get an extra Elixir slot for every five that you save, allowing you to heal more between shrine visits and making your life easier. This guide will help you find them all so that you can be ready for anything.
Each area has its own collection, so we’re going to break the locations down, starting with Nioh’s first area: Isle of Demons.
1 – The first Kodama is found almost right after you reach Japan. Just climb the hill, kill the enemies in the area and you’ll see the little green guy sitting near a shack.
2 – The second is found by swinging around and making your way towards the first shrine you saw when you reached the island, only keeping to the upper area. Go past it and you’ll find a ladder you can lower for a shortcut, just in case you need to get to the shrine or happen to die. Push the ladder down, climb it back up and follow the left path. Eventually you’ll be able to make a right, where you’ll see a tree at the end, just before a cliff. The little green guy can be found next to this tree.
3 – Continue through the Isle of Demons until you reach the second Shrine. Head to the nearby archers, kill them, and drop down the ledge to their left. Follow the path to the right, making a right turn when given the opportunity. Climb the hill and search the grass near the huge tree on the hill.
4 – Continue on until you reach a locked gate. Face the building with the large Yokai in it then head left down a small path you’ll see there. To the left of that path is a fence where the Kodama is standing.
5 – Now go beat the Yokai in that building before and get through the locked gate. Before advancing too far keep an eye on the left ledge until you find an area you can drop down to leading to the roofs of buildings. The little green fella is on that ledge you can drop down to.
6 – Continue through the first area and you’ll reach a large village with a tower that you have to climb. As you climb you’ll start being attacked by a ranged enemy. Start heading for that annoying fool but keep an eye on the floor. Part of it breaks and he’s just trying to lure you into a trap. Make your way around it, then kill the foe. Look across from the enemy’s location to locate the next Kodama on another roof. Make your way down to the street and into that building (remember where it is), then onto roof from inside.
7 – In the same village, head to the two archer towers and drop down to a roof on the left side of them. Follow it to locate the little green creature on top of a small shack.
8 – Now continue on and you’ll eventually exit the village and see a body of water before you. Make your way down to the shore and look left, paying close attention to the water. You’ll spot it bobbing in the water.
9 – Continue through the Isle of Demons until you reach the large gate that leads to the boss. Head right and and you’ll find a small path with the Kodama waiting for you.
These are all the locations of the Kodama hidden in the first area.
Deep in the Shadows Kodama Locations
The next area has only 8 Kodama locations to look out for.
1 – Once you reach the first large cave, continue until you find two enemies by a fire. Kill them and head into a nearby room that has a bunch of open chests where you’ll find a Kodama standing near one.
2 – You’ll have to go ahead and backtrack to the room where you located the first one. Make your way through the cave and you’ll find a skinny passage on the righthand side that leads to more enemies and a dead body. Kill the enemies and loot the body to get a key, then head back to the room with the chests and unlock passage to the upper area where you’ll find this one.
3 – Now continue through the cave until you reach the hot spring. Look for a large open chest just pst it and you’ll find a Kodama nearby.
4 – When you reach the second shrine follow the cave and make the first left you can. Drop down after the chest on this path and kill all the enemies. Once done,, search the mushroom patch in the room.
5 – Continue on and you’ll find yourself in another area with glowing green mushrooms. Behind the last patch along the wall is this Kodama. You’ll know you’re in the right area because there will be a skeleton enemy that comes to life nearby.
6 – Continue to reach a large open area and a ladder directly to your left. Descend and defeat the Yokai to reach the Kodama waiting below.
7 – Continue through the system of caves until you reach the bottom. Here there will be several large enemies, try to avoid them (or kill them if you want). What you’re looking for is a massive boulder that is bound by a large rope. Look for crystal growths nearby it where you’ll find a path between two sets of crystals that lead to the seventh green creature.
8 – Continue on and you’ll find another Yokai, a bombing enemy, and a cyclops. When you reach this area search the right for a small, hidden path. The path leads to a chest. Once you reach the chest do an about face and you should see the little guy nestled in a corner.
The Spirit Stone Slumbers Kodama Locations
You’re finally out of the caves and there are eight more Kodama to find.
1 – Near the very beginning of this area are wooden bridges you’ll need to cross. Once you pass the second one, search the trees to your right where you’ll see one on a branch.
2 – Continue on and you’ll reach a broken bridge. Follow the path on the right until you reach a small building. Look behind the building (and under a tree) to find the second one in this area.
3 – Go back to the path you came from and confront the ninjas if you haven’t already. Head right from the building with the ninjas and chest, and look for a building with a broken lantern and a fixed lantern. you’ll find a Kodama on the left side of the building.
4 – Continue on until you reach a cyclops. Kill that cyclops in order to work your way around the nearby tower. You can’t go into the tower, but if you look behind it, you’ll find a Kodama.
5 – Make your way through The Spirt Stone Slumbers and you’ll eventually come across a powerful lightning demon you have to face. Once you beat it, there will be an elevator. Right before you get on that elevator, though, look to the right and pick up the adorable green creature waiting for you.
6 – At the bottom of the elevator is a shrine. There’s a path next to it for you to follow, and you need to take the first left that comes up. You’ll come across stairs and a locked room. Ignore the room and follow the stair into a broken down room where you’ll find number six.
7 – When you reach the second shrine, go around the corner and you should see this one behind a few enemies you need to take out first.
8 – Continue through the level until you reach a door where you must activate a switch that busts them open. Find the switch and then head back, but don’t enter the near area yet. Look for a small room with a trap that now has a broken wall.
The Silver Mine Writhes Kodama Locations
The next mission is the first in the Chugoku Region and has nine Kodama for you to collect.
1 – Once the mission starts, head to the right and follow a rickety wooden platform to a large machine. The machine will suck out the gas from the area below, allowing you to go down there and kill that poisonous Yokai waiting. Once that’s dead, look for some pots in one of the corners where you’ll find your first little buddy.
2 – When you reach the second machine, take the nearby ladder up and look across to locate the second Kodama in this mission. Drop down to a nearby ledge and search for the ladder that leads up to the little green spirit.
3 – Go back down that same ladder and look down for a ledge. Jump to that ledge and follow its path to find number three and a spa.
4 – This one is a bit annoying to grab. You’ll reach a large room full of poison and bats. As you’re move about the top area on some wooden platforms, bats will try to knock you off. Block and fight to maintain your footing and you’ll find number four under some boxes at the end of the platform.
5 – Once you’ve cleared that large room, you’ll find the fifth Kodama at the bottom.
6 – You’re not done with this room yet. Head back to the machine you used to clear it and then head left. Look for some boxes and break them to reach number six.
7 – Another confusing one. Head to the next poisoned area. At the top of the room you can find another room you can drop into. Drop down and head left to find this one.
8 – Go back to the poison room, head down then follow the path at the bottom. Make a left in the tunnel, pass the ladder, then you’ll find this one near a gate.
9 – Go up the ladder you just passed. An enemy will pop out of some boxes. Kill him, and collect the Kodama waiting where he just came from.
The Three Angry Gods Kodama Locations
This is actually a sub mission, but it happens to have some Kodama (huzzah!), though there are only four.
1 – Once you spawn at the shrine, follow the nearby path until you reach some stairs. Do not go up those stairs, instead look down around them for a ledge where the first green buddy is waiting.
2 – head back to the stairs and fight the first mission boss. Once that’s done, head back out and head left to follow a path. Stay on the path until the end, look down for a ledge. Drop down, kill the archer waiting there, and collect the Kodama.
3 – Now go back, and make your way to the roof of the building you just fought the boss at, just over the doorway. To get here, follow the path that took you to the previous Kodama, but instead of following it to the end, take the right that leads into the mountain.
4 – The final one in this mission requires you to go bath to the mountain path you just took. There were doors on the left that you should now open. Inside are three ladders leading down, only follow the first two, then head left an break the wall that leads to a hidden path where this one awaits.
The Ocean Roars Again Kodama Locations
It’s back to main missions for another nine of these adorable green spirits.
1 – Once you spawn in, head to the building to your left, then look left once you enter. You’ll see a Kodama at he end of a short path.
2 – Continue through the building and you’ll come across large doors. Before going through them, take a right and follow the path to the end.
3 – Now continue on and make your way to the roof of the building with the large doors from before. Search around the roof and you’ll find a ladder that take you down to Kodama number three.
4 – You can resume your Nioh adventure until you reach the second shrine location. Follow the path afterwards to a set of doors, then look right to see some steps before going in. Follow the steps until you come across a small boat bumping into the side. Look to near the boat for a place you can drop down to.
5 – Go back to the doors and go through. When you reach a second set of doors go through and make your way to the end of the path then make a right. Follow it to the end, past the breakable boxes.
6 – When you’re at the third shrine, you should see a large ship across the water with a ladder on its side. Get to that ladder and climb it. At the top you’ll see a ramp with a Kodama underneath it.
7 – Take that ramp up to the roofs and head left. When you get to the end, drop down and look to your immediate left. on the floor, behind a bit of rubble is the green spirit you seek.
8 – Continue on and take the left path hen given the chance. There will be a fire you can light, the Kodama is right next to it.
9 – Now go back to where you chose the left path, and this time take the right one. You’ll find a spa at the end, and to your left you’ll see the Kodama hiding near a building.
The Conspirators Kodama Locations
This is a sub mission that you’ll unlock after completing The Ocean Roars Again. There are three Kodama hidden within.
1 – Get onto the ship and climb the ladder so you can reach the back. Here you’ll be able to walk over to another ship that’s nearby where you’ll find a second ladder. Climb it and you’ll find this one on a small wooden platform.
2 – Now turn around and drop down the other side where you’ll be on a rocky shore. Number two is standing near a rock.
3 – Go back to the first ship and go inside of it this time. Look for the broken floorboards in the second room and drop down. There’s an enemy in here, so be careful. Once he’s dead, grab your final buddy.
Spider Next Castle Kodama Locations
The next main area of the game is the Kinki Region and the first mission will take you to the Spider Next Castle (which is very creepy). You’ll find nine more Kodama in here.
1 – After you spawn in, cross the bridge made out of webs to reach a small village. There are several houses around, but one has a ladder that you must push down for a shortcut. Head towards that house then look left, where you’ll see number one just under a tower.
2 – Continue on to the second shrine then climb the nearby hill. At the top, make a right and continue towards a lone shack where this one is standing nearby.
3 – From where you find the last one, look over the ledge for a roof you can drop down to. Now search around the roof while paying attention to the edge and you’ll find a nother sot you can drop down to that has the third Kodama.
4 – Once you drop down from number three (you have no choice), go left through a door and follow the path down and you’ll reach a cave. There’s a small building next to the cave with the green guy your looking for standing around its side.
5 – Go back the way you came, then take the path that leads to the large spider guarding the large doors. Go through the doors and enter the building then go left and stay left. When you reach the end, head right and you’ll be able to go outside and fight a large skeleton. After fighting it, check the back of the house.
6 – Continue on normally and you’ll find the Castle Keys. Take these and continue on. There’s small door you can open, and the path inside leads to a huge web that in turn leads to a hole you can drop into. Drop down, and head to the center of the room you find yourself in. There’s a big spider you have to kill, but when that’s done you’ll find a Kodama hiding behind some spider eggs.
7 – Exit the cave you just killed the spider in and head up the mountain. Be cautious as there are some enemies waiting for you. Once they’ve been put down, search behind a rundown shack nearby.
8 – Head on to the third shrine and continue on towards the castle. Go around the castle’s left side and there will be a spider and a Kodama in the corner.
9 – No go back and go into the castle. Go upstairs and look for where you can drop down on the webs through the floor. Continue on until you reach a ladder that you can climb and follow the path it takes you to until the end.
Falling Snow Kodama Locations
There are seven more Kodama for you located in the Kinki Region’s second main mission.
1 – When you reach the second shrine, look behind the broken wall directly across from it.
2 – When you reach the first shortcut door you can open, go left and you’ll encounter a ghost. Kill her and check in the bushes and grass nearby.
3 – Now go back to the shortcut and make your way through. You’ll find Yokai on the other side of the path. One you kill them, search near the fence.
4 – After destroying the second block of ice, go through the broken house and leave out the door on the left. Go into the ice cave ahead of you (it’s a little hidden, but it’s there), and make a right when you come out the other side. Follow the path to the end.
5 – Return to the cave, going back through it and enter the large building that you ignored in favor of the cave before. Exit the building using the passage on the right and follow it to the end of a broken building.
6 – Continue on to a torch that you should see not too far ahead of you, and take the path on the right. There will be house that you can enter, and when you come out the other side there’s a ladder that leads to a snow bridge. Keep an eye out for a spot you can drop down from and you’ll find your Kodama and some Butterflies.
7 – After reaching the third shrine in this mission, head through the nearby broken fence and follow the path and you should reach a ramp that lets you enter a large nearby building. Take the ramp up and search right to find one of those Yokai walls that you can either kill or bow to. Take the first right in the path that’s revealed and you’ll find the last Kodama.
The Demon of Mount Hiei Kodama Locations
There are eight more Kodaa to find in the final main mission of this region.
1 – As soon as you start make your way down the path and when you reach a point that allows you to take a left up a small hill (it leads to a tree), take it and search around that tree for number one.
2 – Once you reach the first crystal (it’s part of the mission) take the path to the right, being careful not to fall in the hole near the crystal. Go around the side of the house you reach then head right where you’ll find this one on a ledge.
3 – Continue on to the second crystal and locate the nearby ruined building. Take the path to the left of it that leads up a hill where you’ll find a house with some crates on the right side of it. This is where your Kodama is hiding.
4 – Search around for a ladder that heads down into a cave system. Go along the path until you have the option to make a left. Go through the door, kill the Yokai (be careful) and search under the nearby shelves.
5 – Go back down the hill from the third Kodama and head to the building opposite the ruined one. Check behind all of the lamps, it’s hiding behind one of these.
6 – Continue on to the third shrine then go through the nearby broken building. When you exit it you’ll see a Kodama near the entrance.
7 – No head on to the third crystal and progress down the path until you find a small shrine (not like the one you use) with a Kodama standing nearby.
8 – After grabbing the seventh one, take the path to the left and you’ll come across a drop with a powerful lightning enemy beneath you. Ignore that and work your way past the drop and into the graveyard where you’ll find number eight.
The Iga Escape Kodama Locations
Welcome to the Tokai Region, where a host of new missions hide plenty of adorable little Kodama for you to locate. The first mission in this area, The Iga Escape, has eight for you to collect as you work your way to the boss.
1 – Listen to Hanzo when he tells you to find a secret door. You’ll be able to locate it by checking the floor for scuff marks and scratches then interacting with the wall nearby these marks. On the other side is a ladder with a Kodama standing behind it.
2 – Progress through the mission and you’ll have to break a green crystal. After doing so, check the corner of the room and you can reach a secret area. From there head left and go up the stairs. Search the left corner and you’ll find a place you can drop through housing a chest and a little green friend.
3 – No head back to the green crystal you broke and go outside where there is a well, go search around it.
4 – No make your way into the garden and you’ll notice a structure surrounded by Bamboo trees. It looks like the structure you appear in when you join multiplayer games. Behind this area is a Kodama.
5 – Now continue on towards the next green crystal. You’ll come across a narrow wooden bridge. Drop down from the bridge and break the crates you come across.
6 – Make your way back up and start across the bridge again, and drop to the ledge where the guy with the cannon was shooting from. If you haven’t killed him, do it now. Once that’s done check near the tree.
7 – Eventually you’ll come across a room that has a spike trap in the ceiling. Go forward the make a right as soon as you can. Continue to a room filled with Japanese symbold and go right again where you’ll find a spinning door. Go through it and keep right (lots of rights here) where you’ll come across a Yokai wall. Either use the proper emote or kill it, but either way you’ll have to get past it in order to get the Kodama on the other side of it alongside a spa.
8 – Exit the spa and you’ll find a hidden door under the sign in the next room.
Memories of Death Lilies Kodama Locations
There are seven more little green guys in the Tokai Region’s second main mission.
1 – After reaching the hot spring, head up towards teh river where you’ll find a mini waterfall and your first green friend.
2 – Now head back to the hot spring and drop down to where you see one of those annoying fire wheels for you to kill. When that’s dealt with, head up the nearby hill and look to the left for a ledge you can drop to where the second Kodama is located.
3 – Make your way over to the river and follow it until you reach a building where you’ll find a Kodama location in some boxes.
4 – Continue on towards the large rock in the path and head left around it. Make the first left you can make and up a small hill and keep to the right to locate the next one.
5 – Progress through the mission until you reach the third shrine. In the nearby courtyard is a Yokai for you to kill. Afterwards, search behind the temple.
6 – You’ll find the Temple Key (a necessary item for the mission), in a tower. Below that tower is this little green guy.
7 – When you reach the doors for the boss fight head right before going through.
Trail of the Master Kodama Locations
This sub mission houses four Kodama for you to locate.
1 – As soon as you spawn in, head right and continue on through the second door where you’ll find some stairs. Right near these stairs is number one.
2 – Now head up the stairs and go into the left room where you’ll find some annoying enemies. Clear them out and search the left corner.
3 – Make your way to the elevator but be ready to roll off almost immediately onto some beams. Look around and you’ll find some shelves you can drop down onto that have a Kodama waiting on top.
4 – Go back up and roll onto the beams once again. Now follow them through the wall and drop down onto another shelf.
The Defiled Castle Kodama Locations
This is the final main mission in the Tokai Region and it houses six more Kodama.
1 – Head across the water from the first shrine and up the stairs to a crystal you need to break but ignore the crystal. Head around it and into a room where you’ll find a door that leads to the path with your first collectible.
2 – Go destroy the crystal you just ignored and go through the new path. Head right and up the stairs into another water-filled room. In a corner to the right you’ll find this one.
3 – Do a bit of backtracking to the room where you went right, and this time go straight. You’ll pass a Yokai with purple crystals and you’ll want to take a right past the entrance to it to yet another path leading to a Kodama.
4 – Continue on to the second shrine. Head out of the castle through a large doorway, and when you reach a second set of stairs, follow them up to reach some crates you can break for green spirit number four.
5 – There should be a ladder near the last Kodama you just found. Continue on the path past it to reach a second ladder for you to climb and find number five.
6 – Continue on to near the end of the mission. On the top floor you’ll want to head to the outside and search around the building for this one.
Immortal Flame Kodama Locations
The first main mission of the Sekigahara Region houses nine Kodama.
1 – From the first shrine, take the path ahead and keep left. When you reach the first doorway on your right, continue straight until you reach another. You’ll find the first one near a broken wall inside that doorway.
2 – You’ll find yourself in a burning village. Continue on to where you reach the two doors that serve as the exit. Don’t go through them just yet, and instead look to the house to your right that isn’t on fire. Behind this house is Kodama number two.
3 – Continue on out of the burning village until you reach two doorways. One of them has torches and that’s the one you’ll want to go through. Continue down this path through another door and on the right you’ll find a Yokai wall. If you can figure out which emote is needed to get it to move peacefully, do so. If not, just kill it and get the Kodama beyond it.
4 – On your way to a large bridge that’s blocked by a large Yokai, you’ll pass some rubble. Search near these rubble piles, through some breakable jugs and crates, for this one.
5 – To the right of the bridge is an explosive barrel. Shoot it to destroy the nearby wall and enter the hidden path under the bridge.
6 – After the second shrine, enter the building behind it and exit out of the other side. Take the left when you exit and follow it around the ledge to number six.
7 – Go up the nearby stairs and folow the path to a fire wheel Yokai that comes out of the fog. When you deal with that wheel, look for the ladder and climb it. You’ll be able to drop down to a wall where the Kodama is.
8 – When you reach the third shrine, follow the path but pay attention to the side for a spot you can drop down to. Search behind the rocks down there.
9 – Now enter the nearby building and continue on until you reach another fire wheel, enemies, and some explosives. Clear out the room and search the corner for the last one.
Sekigahara Kodama Locations
There are seven more Kodama in this main mission.
1 – Follow the starting path until you reach burning bodies and a fork in the road. Take the left path and continue on towards the tree in the distance. At the end of this path is Kodama number one.
2 – Reach the large white tent area and head around it to the left to find a little green friend in the back among some rocks.
3 – There are multiple bosses in this mission, with the first being a guy wielding two swords. Kill him, then head down the hill towards a bridge. Ignore the bridge for a moment and head down below it, following the water to a small area with statues and your third Kodama.
4 – Progress on to the second shrine then then enter the house to the right and make your way through to the other side. You’ll be bombarded by cannon blasts so you’ll need to be careful here. Work your way up the hill to a broken tower (the cannon shots can’t reach you here) where you’ll find number four.
5 – Back down the hill you go, onto the battlefield, but head all the way right to a river. Follow the river to the right to reach this one.
6 – Work your way through the mission until you pass the cannons then cross the bridge behind them. Head left and make your way to the middle tower where you’ll find a Kodama on a ledge behind the fence.
7 – Drop down from that ledge and head right. You’ll need to make your way around some flames and over some bodies, but be careful of the long range enemies trying to take you out. You may want to snipe them first. At the end of this path, though, is number seven.
The Source of Evil Kodama Locations
This main mission has only five Kodama to locate and collect.
1 – Once you reach the red summoning portals, drop down below the bridge and follow the ramp to some enemies that need to be killed. Around the corner from those enemies is a tree that has been knocked down. Behind it is number one.
2 – Now head on towards the nearby well, you’ll also notice a broken building nearby. Check to the left of the well, near the gate for this one.
3 – Go back to where you found number one and follow the path. You’ll come across a giant skeleton Yokai first, then you’ll face a fire wheel Yokai. After both of them there will be another tree that has been knocked down. Inside of the base of it will be Kodama number three.
4 – Make your way up the hill and climb the tower for number four.
5 – When you reach the second shrine, head past the final crystal you need to destroy for the mission. You’ll find a house at the end of the path, and the Kodama can be found in a stone stove in that house.
The Watcher in Darkness Kodama Locations
There are four more Kodama in this region and they can be found in the sub mission The Watcher in Darkness.
1 – After descending the ladder into the lower area, head left. You’ll find a ledge you can drop down from to some boxes where the Kodama is hiding.
2 – Head on over to the large red doors, but don’t go in. Head right and climb the ladder then head right again. When you reach the first left take it and go through the door. Continue down this path until you find the Kodama sitting on the floor to your right.
3 – You can head back to the big red doors and go through them now. Take the stairs down and search the area to the right of the buildings.
4 – Continue on to the second shrine then make your way down the path and through the doors. There is a large Yokai through the doors, but once that’s dead search around for the Kodama in the same room.
A Defiled Holy Mountain Kodama Locations
The first main mission in the Omi Region houses nine Kodama.
1 – When you spawn in, head right and around the rocks where you’ll find the first Kodama hiding among some grass and trees.
2 – Progress through the mission which will lead you through a small cave. On the other side of the cave, head up the hill and follow the path to a cave entrance. Be careful, some bats will pop out to try and push you away. The cave where the bats pop out of is where number two is.
3 – Make your way to the second shrine. Follow the first ramp down the rock face and check over the ledge for where you can find number three.
4 – Continue down the path to find yourself near a house. Search around the side of the house to find the fourth Kodama.
5 – There will be multiple caves on the side of the mountain. When you reach the second one, follow the left path as it leads you up and around to the outside. From there, search to the left for a small cave where you’ll find this Kodama hiding.
6 – After you collect number five, take the left path inside the cave and follow the left ramp. This will take you outside where you’ll take a right and follow the path to number 6.
7 – Progress through A Defiled Holy Mountain to the third shrine. Cross the wooden bridge then take a right and follow the path along the cliff edge to reach this one.
8 – This one is virtually impossible to miss. Standing right next to the fourth shrine (literally only a couple of paces away) is number eight.
9 – Head out of the room with the fourth shrine and take the stairs all the way up to where a building is standing. Go around the right side of the building to find the final one.
The Samurai From Sawayama Kodama Locations
Get ready to find another nine Kodama in the Omi Region’s second main mission.
1 – After reaching the first fire arrow trap, head up the stair right past it where you’ll find a breakable wall. Follow the path to a set of stairs that lead down. Behind those stairs is Kodama number one.
2 – Use that same fire trap as your start point and this time head left instead of up the stairs. Make the first right and drop through the floor then keep right again to find number two.
3 – Continue on to the second shrine so you can save your checkpoint. Now head back to where you came from, but keep to the right path. Head up the stairs to the left and be careful with the enemies there. Locate the explosive barrels to destroy the nearby wall where you’ll find number three hiding.
4 – Part of the mission requires destroying certain items. One of those items is a large vial. From the room with the vial, you’ll want to head into the area with the jail cells then take the stairs down. Head outside and make your way around that building where you’ll find a Kodama on the side.
5 – Continue through a nearby tunnel and make the first right you can. That path will lead to number five.
6 – You’ll need to collect an item called the Gaoler’s Keychain. You’ll find it in a room with a Cyclops (be careful, it’s slow but deadly). In this same room there is a cell on the right you can enter, and inside that cell is a path. Follow it to number six.
7 – Time for some major backtracking. Go all the way back to the other jail area from Kodama number four. You’ll find a cell with two Yokai and Kodama locked in it.
8 – Eventually you will reach some spiral stairs. Take them to the top and make a right and drop down when you can. Follow the stairs you find here down and you’ll locate a Kodama on the right side of the wall.
9 – The final Kodama Location in this mission is nearby the the third shrine. Open up all the shortcuts you can in this room, and you’ll find a hall nearby the third shrine where there’s a Kodama behind a ton of bags.
The Demon King Revealed Kodama Locations
The final main mission in the Omi Region houses seven more Kodama.
1 – When you spawn in, turn around and go down the stairs to find your first one nestled in the stone.
2 – After the first shrine, you can follow a crystal bridge up to the next area. Look over the cliff after reaching the other side to find a ledge with number two.
3 – When you reach the second set of large doors you’ll find a large Yokai and large skeleton inside. Kill them then search the side of the large pile of rubble that serves as a ramp to the next area.
4 – Now go up the rubble ramp and enter the building. Exit on the other side and head right to a ledge you can drop down to. You’ll eventually come across a ladder that lets you get on top of the large stone wall where you’ll find the Kodama on the edge.
5 – There is a large door covered in symbols that you will have to go through for the mission. It’s protected by three waves of powerful Yokai. Before interacting with it, though, take the stairs nearby. After reaching the bottom of the stairs, head right and keep to the wall to locate number five.
6 – Near the second shrine is a path to the right that has stairs leading down. Take them all the way down and check around the corner for number six.
7 – The last Kodama will require you to use the second shrine as a starting point again. This time, instead of heading right to the stairs that led to number six, go left then take the first right you can and exit the area through the door there. On the left is a ledge you can follow (don’t fall off) that will lead you to Kodama number seven.
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