The River Children

Prerequisite n/a
Reward/s x14 Linen
Charm of Bludgeoning
Minor Legend Increase
Location Old Kanazawa Marsh
Quest Giver Shino

The River Children is a Side Quest in Ghost of Tsushima (GoT). Tales of Tsushima are categorized as the typical side quests of the game, these are optional where players partake through side activities of the game that advances side plots of the game. Side Quests heavily focuses on stories that revolve around NPCs encountered throughout the game. Completing a side quest rewards Jin with unique items and many more.


People have been telling strang stories of creatures attacking fishermen in Akashima. I'll investigate and find out what's happening.


The River Children Information

  • Location: Old Kanazawa Marsh
  • Quest Giver: Shino
  • Act 2: Retake Castle Shimura
  • Region: Toyotama
  • Prerequisite: n/a


The River Children Rewards


The River Children Objectives

  • Travel to a fishing hut to look into rumors
  • Investigate the docks
  • Investigate the riverbank
  • Track the Kappa
  • Examine the remains
  • Investigate the riverbank
  • Track the Kappa
  • Defeat the bandits
  • Search the bandits
  • Speak with Shino


The River Children Walkthrough

Travel to a fishing hut to look into rumors

  • You can obtain this side quest through exploring the region of Toyotama, specifically by finding a house at the Old Kanazawa Marsh.
  • Head inside the nearby hut and speak to a woman named Shino to being the quest. She will tell you that she saw a Kappa by the river.

Track the Kappa

  • After speaking to Shino, head back down to the shore and investigate the docks.
    • You'll find a barrel of rice that's been knocked over.
    • A bunch of half-eaten fish near the barrel.
    • And tracks of blood by the docks that lead into the river.

  • After you've examined the blood, go straight, and investigate the riverbank where you'll find tracks of the Kappa.
  • Go to the right side of the riverbank and follow the trail of the Kappa where you'll see the body of Shino's father.
  • Near the body, on the left side, you'll see more tracks. Follow it and along the way, Jin will smell fish that's being cooked.
  • Continue going straight by following the narrow path from the grass fields and you'll eventually reach a campsite for a group of bandits.

Defeat the bandits

  • You can challenge them to a standoff or sneak in and kill them one by one by assassinating them.
  • After killing the group, search the bodies of the bandits and you'll obtain the Father's Flute that belongs to Shino's father.
  • Go back to the house and tell Shino about what you discovered - this completes the side quest.


The River Children Notes, Tips, and Trivia

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  • Notes, Tips, and trivia.



Tales of Tsushima
A Debt Repaid  ♦  A Father’s Choice  ♦  A Final Request  ♦  A Healer’s Touch  ♦  A Helping Hand  ♦  A Mother’s Law  ♦  A Mother’s Peace  ♦  A Place to Call Home  ♦  A Thief of Innocence  ♦  A Wealthy Man Has All He Needs  ♦  Bloodletting  ♦  Caretakers of the Eagle  ♦  Dreams of Conquest  ♦  Empty Baskets  ♦  Fit for the Khan  ♦  Flesh and Stone  ♦  For Tsushima  ♦  Friends in Passing  ♦  Ghosts in the Fog  ♦  Hidden in Snow  ♦  Honor Buried Deep  ♦  Incident at Hiyoshi Pass  ♦  Laid to Rest  ♦  Lost at Sea  ♦  Message in Blood  ♦  Nattou and the Sake Seller  ♦  Peace for the Divine  ♦  Servant of the People  ♦  Silent Death  ♦  The Art of Seeing  ♦  The Birth of Suffering  ♦  The Black Wolf  ♦  The Blood Sutra  ♦  The Burden of Theft  ♦  The Cause of Suffering  ♦  The Conspirator  ♦  The Cost of Fear  ♦  The Cost of Iron  ♦  The Delicate Art of Negotiation  ♦  The End of Suffering  ♦  The Family Man  ♦  The Fool  ♦  The Generosity of Lady Sanjo  ♦  The Ghost and the Demon Sensei  ♦  The Ghost of Iki Island  ♦  The Guardian of Tsushima  ♦  The Headman  ♦  The Husband  ♦  The Impact of Loss  ♦  The Last Warrior Monk  ♦  The Laughing Bandits  ♦  The Other Side of Honor  ♦  The Past Never Passes  ♦  The Proud Do Not Endure  ♦  The Sensei and the Student  ♦  The Sister Betrayed  ♦  The Tale of Yuna  ♦  The Terror of Otsuna  ♦  The Thief  ♦  The Traitor  ♦  The Value of Sake  ♦  The Way of the Bow  ♦  This Threefold World  ♦  Three Actions, Three Illusions  ♦  Troubled Waters  ♦  Unfinished Business  ♦  Whispers in the Woods

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