Where do you find all of the Bamboo Strike locations in Ghost of Tsushima and Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut? Bamboo Strikes are locations where Jin can practice his sword skills. In order to complete a Bamboo Strike, you have to press a number of buttons within a time limit. They can be tricky, but they're worth the trouble. Complete a Bamboo Strike, and Jin's resolve will increase.
If you find the Bamboo Strikes difficult, or you simply want to complete them with minimal fuss, the game provides an accessibility option that disables the time limit for pressing the correct buttons. You can read more about accessibility options in the following guide: Ghost of Tsushima: All Accessibility Options.
In this Ghost of Tsushima guide, we're going to reveal all of the Bamboo Strike locations that are scattered across the game's open world. For more information on other useful locations, you may be interested in the following guides: Ghost of Tsushima: All Hot Spring Locations, Ghost of Tsushima: All Fox Den and Inari Shrine Locations, Ghost of Tsushima: All Haiku Locations, Ghost of Tsushima: All Shinto Shrine Locations, and Ghost of Tsushima: All Pillar of Honor Locations.
Finding all of the Bamboo Strikes in Ghost of Tsushima is a requirement for the Body, Mind, and Spirit Trophy. For more information on the game's Trophies and how to unlock them all, check out our Ghost of Tsushima: All Trophies and How to Get the Platinum.
Ghost of Tsushima: All Bamboo Strike Locations
Below, you'll find all of the Bamboo Strike locations in Ghost of Tsushima. It's worth noting that you can only visit some Bamboo Strikes as the main story progresses and more of the map opens up to you.
There are a total of 16 Bamboo Strike locations in Ghost of Tsushima.
Ghost of Tsushima: Bamboo Strike Locations in Act 1
You can find all of these Bamboo Strikes right from the start of Jin's journey. There are a total of 7 Bamboo Strikes available in Act 1.
Don't worry if you miss any of these during Act 1 — you can always come back later in the game.
Hiyoshi Bamboo Strike
Ariake Bamboo Strike
Azamo Bamboo Strike
Note: The Azamo Bamboo Strike can only be accessed once the town of Azamo has been liberated. This happens during the main story.
Tsutsu Bamboo Strike
Komatsu Bamboo Strike
Kashine Bamboo Strike
Komoda Bamboo Strike
Ghost of Tsushima: Bamboo Strike Locations in Act 2
The following Bamboo Strikes can only be visited in Act 2 and beyond. There are a total of 6 Bamboo Strikes in Act 2.
Again, even if you miss some of these Bamboo Strikes in Act 2, you can come back to them later in the game.
Akashima Bamboo Strike
Umugi Bamboo Strike
Yarikawa Bamboo Strike
Kushi Bamboo Strike
Kubara Bamboo Strike
Otsuna Bamboo Strike
Ghost of Tsushima: Bamboo Strikes in Act 3
The following Bamboo Strikes can only be visited once you've reached Act 3 in the main story. There are just 3 Bamboo Strikes to find in Act 3.
Endless Forest Bamboo Strike
Kin Bamboo Strike
Sago Bamboo Strike
Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut - Bamboo Strikes on Iki Island
The following Bamboo Strikes are exclusive to Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut, and its Iki Island expansion.
There are 4 bamboo strikes to find on Iki Island.
Tatsu's Ladder Bamboo Strike
Shipwreck Bamboo Strike
Buddha's Footprints Bamboo Strike
Saru Island Bamboo Strike
Speak to the nearby peasant in order to use this Bamboo Strike. You'll need to use 5 Bamboo from your own inventory to replace the lost pieces.
Have you tested your sword skills at every Bamboo Strike in Ghost of Tsushima? Sharpen your blade in the comments section below, and be sure to check out our Ghost of Tsushima guide for more locations guides.