Across the island in Ghost of Tsushima are 19 haiku locations. Each of these serene spots allow you to take a moment to compose a poem and grab a headband for your efforts. You’ll need to find all of the haiku locations if you’re working towards the Body, Mind, and Spirit Trophy.
Unlike most of the collectibles and location in the game, some haiku locations are part of the main story, making them unmissable. However there are some haiku that either don’t show up on your map or exists within a Tale. We’ll detail those special locations as well as others below. It should also be noted that haiku locations will open up as you play the game, with all of them being available by the time you make it to Act 3.
In this Ghost of Tsushima haiku location guide, we’ll show you where each haiku is based on the game’s three regions and prefectures. Take a look at the maps below to find each poetry spot.
Table of contents
- Izuhara haiku locations and maps
- Toyotama haiku locations and maps
- Kamiagata haiku locations and maps
Izuhara haiku locations and maps
Tsushima’s southern region, Izuhara, has eight haiku locations. Only one of this area’s haiku — the one located near Hiyoshi Springs — will not show up on your map. We detail how to find that poem area below.
Hiyoshi Springs - NPC haiku
Unlike the haiku location in the Hiyoshi region, the Hiyoshi Springs haiku requires you to find an NPC awaiting near an edge of a cliff to activate the prompt that will allow you to write this haiku.
Simply find them overlooking Hiyoshi Springs, speak to them, and then you’ll be prompted to write a haiku here.
Toyotama haiku locations and maps
Toyotama has eight haiku locations. Five of them are in the maps above and below while the other three are a part of different Tales described below. Two of these haiku are unmissable and part of the main story while one of them is a part of an optional mission.
These story-based haiku do not appear on your map. Once you take part in any of the Tales containing these haiku, you will complete these poems before the mission ends.
Akashima haiku location
Umugi haiku location
Otsuna haiku location
Kushi haiku location
Kubara haiku location
Kubara - “Ghost from the Past” haiku
This haiku is a part of a Tale in Jin’s Journey called “Ghost from the Past” in Act 2. You will write a haiku as part of the main story.
Kubara - “The Proud Do Not Endure” haiku
This haiku is part of one of the Tales of Tsushima in Yuriko’s set of missions which appears after completing the main story Tale, “Ghost from the Past.” Complete this Tale and you will write the haiku in the process.
Kubara - “The Tale of Lord Shimura” haiku
This haiku is a part of a Tale in Jin’s Journey called, “The Tale of Lord Shimura” in Act 3. You will write a haiku as part of the main story.
Kamiagata haiku locations and maps
Tsushima’s northern region, Kamiagata, has three haiku locations.
Kin haiku location
Sago haiku location
Jogaku haiku location
Finding all 19 haiku locations gets you one step closer to completing the Body, Mind, and Spirit Trophy, which requires you to find all Hot Spring locations, all Inari Shrine locations, all Bamboo Strike locations, along with the haiku locations above.