The Iki Island expansion of Ghost of Tsushima adds a huge amount of new content, including missions, challenges and secrets to discover. And of course also new Trophies to unlock and add to your collection. One of these is "The monkey sees", a secret objective that requires you to solve a nice environmental puzzle in the sanctuary located in the mountain of Saruiwa. Also up for grabs is the talisman Amulet of Protection of Mashira, with very interesting properties.
In this Ghost of Tsushima guide we will explain how to get the "The monkey sees" Trophy and Mashira's Amulet of Protection.
Reach the Saruiwa mountain
To unlock the "The monkey sees" trophy, Jin must find three statues from the features of apes that are found scattered in the mountain of Saruiwa. These represent the saying "I don't see, I don't hear, I don't speak". The proverb actually comes from Japanese culture, specifically from the illustrated motto of the three wise monkeys and its full version is "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil". Their names are Mizaru, the monkey who "sees no evil", Kikazuru, who "hears no evil", and Iwazaru who symbolizes the principle of "speak no evil". Once found, Jin will have to interact with each statue differently, based on their nature.
The area of Saruiwa it is located southwest of Iki Island. Since it is a mountain you will have no difficulty in finding it, but if so, refer to the map above. Obviously we are talking about an accessible area with the Isle of Iki expansion of Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut. If for some reason you ended up on this page before accessing the DLC, we recommend that you take a look at our guide on how to access Iki Island.
Once you get to the mountain you will find a path that leads inside. You will recognize it by the presence of two large statues in the shape of a monkey found on either side of the path.
The enigma of the statues of the three wise monkeys
To find the statues of three wise monkeys you will have to explore the Saruiwa mountain, but it is not a particularly complicated undertaking. Below you will find all the information to reach them and how to interact with them to get the trophy The monkey sees.
Kikazuru, who "feels no evil"
Once you have passed the two monkey-shaped statues mentioned in the previous paragraph, advance and climb to enter the mountain. Use the grappling hook again to reach the grip on the rocky wall on the left. Keep climbing, until you are forced to balance on a rope. In this way you will reach the first statue that represents a monkey that covers its ears, that is that of Kikazuru. Since the monkey "feels no evil" the action to be taken to activate it is that of play the flute using the left side of your controller's touchpad. Once done, a short cinematic sequence will start, a sign that you have followed the operation correctly.
Mizaru, the monkey who "sees no evil"
From the point where you found the statue of Kikazuru, go back and go down (calmly, I recommend) using the grappling hook, until you return to the starting point. Now advance until you find a small and narrow passage in the rock. Cross it and continue along the path, jumping and climbing where necessary, until you see some rock holds on the right. Hang on and get off. Once you reach the bottom, on the left you will find the statue of a monkey who covers his eyes, or Mizaru, who "does not see evil". To activate it, you just need to throw one to the ground smoke bomb. Again, if you have done everything correctly, a short cinematic sequence will start.
Iwazaru, the monkey who "does not speak of evil"
From the statue of Mizaru, go up using the holds used previously and continue along the path. Jump over the chasm, cross the makeshift bridge made with wooden planks and use the grappling hook to reach the handhold on the rock face. Go down calmly until on the left you will find a handhold from which to swing with the rope. Hang on and keep going down, always very carefully. You will reach a small body of water, dive and head to the opposite end, where you will find the statue of the monkey who covers his mouth, or Iwazaru who "does not speak evil". The gesture to be made in this case is that of getting down using the bottom of the touchpad. Also in this case a short cutscene will be activated.
The altar on top of the mountain
Once you have found and activated all three wise monkey statues, you just have to climb the mountain and get to the top, where you will find a Altar. From the third statue, go back and climb the rock face with the stone holds. On the left you will find a rope on which to walk like tightrope walkers. Pass it and keep climbing until you return to the wooden plank bridge from the previous step. Now use the rock holds to climb up. At this point you just have to follow the main route, you will no longer need any detours in particular.
When you reach the top you will find the Monkey Sanctuary. Approach and when the game prompts you to press R2 to play the flute. A short and simple one will start mini-game in which you will have to play a melody. Tilt the controller up and down to adjust the pitch following the flow on the screen. Once this operation is complete, a final cinematic sequence will start, at the end of which you will get the much coveted "The monkey sees" Trophy of Ghost of Tsushima. Not only that, as a reward for your efforts you will also receive the Amulet of Protection of Mashira, with very interesting effects. Once equipped, when you heal using the "Down Arrow" you extend the Perfect Block and Perfect Dodge range for a limited time. However, healing consumes an extra unit of determination.