Where do you find all of the animal sanctuaries in Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut? Animal sanctuaries are locations where Jin can relax with friendly creatures — but they only appear on Iki Island, which is a map that's exclusive to the Director's Cut version of the game.
It's worth tracking down each animal sanctuary, as you'll be rewarded with powerful new charms.
In this Ghost of Tsushima guide, we're going to reveal all of the animal sanctuary locations across Iki Island. For more information on other useful locations, you may be interested in the following guides: Ghost of Tsushima: All Bamboo Strike 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.
There are three types of animal sanctuaries to find: cat, deer, and monkey. Each animal has their own charm, which can be further upgraded by finding more of the same animal sanctuary. We've included all of the details below.
Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut - All Animal Sanctuary Locations
Below, you'll find all of the animal sanctuary locations in Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut. Some sanctuaries can only be visited when nearby Mongol enemies have been defeated, so keep your eyes peeled.
There are a total of 9 animal sanctuaries in Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut.
Cat sanctuaries are home to the wild cats of Iki Island. These furry little creatures can be seen scampering around the island's grassy locales.
Cat Sanctuary Reward: Charm of Nekoma's Hunt
Throw kunai at a target during Chain Assassinations to extend your range. Finding more cat sanctuaries strengthens the effect of this charm.
Cat Sanctuary - West of Zasho River
Cat Sanctuary - East of Old Gambler's Wood
Cat Sanctuary - North of Barrier Cove
Deer sanctuaries are home to the elegant deer of Iki Island. These skittish animals can be spotted all across the island, and have a bad habit of running right across your path when you least expect it.
Deer Sanctuary Reward: Charm of Sugaru's Sight
Bows can shoot up to three arrows at once if you have enough ammo. Finding more deer sanctuaries strengthens the effect of this charm.
Deer Sanctuary - Near Sly Hunter's Forest
Deer Sanctuary - At Zasho River Crossing
To gain access to this deer sanctuary, you need to clear the Mongol camp at Zasho River Crossing.
Deer Sanctuary - Near Shattered Cliffs
Monkey sanctuaries are home to the cheeky red-faced monkeys of Iki Island. These confident creatures can be found patrolling the island's rocky coasts.
Monkey Sanctuary Reward: Charm of Mashira's Protection
Whenever you heal using Resolve, your Perfect Parry and Perfect Dodge windows are extended for a limited time. Healing costs 1 additional Resolve. Finding more Monkey Sanctuaries strengthens the effect of this charm.
Monkey Sanctuary - On Raider's Promontory
Monkey Sanctuary - South of Smuggler's Wood
To gain access to this Monkey Sanctuary, you need to clear the Mongol camp at Saruiwa Overlook.
Monkey Sanctuary - The Mountain at Saruiwa
This Monkey Sanctuary is at the very top of the mountain. Requires a lot of platforming.
Have you made friends at all of the animal sanctuaries in Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut? Name your favourite creature in the comments section below, and be sure to check out our Ghost of Tsushima guide for more locations guides.