The Sensei and the Student

Prerequisite The Tale of Sensei Ishikawa
Reward/s x2 Silk
Charm of Efficiency
Minor Legend Increase
Location Sensei Ishikawaw's Dojo
Quest Giver Sensei Ishikawa

The Sensei and the Student 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.


An Ishikawa Tale (2 of 9).

Sensei Ishikawa and I learned that his former student, Tomoe, has sided with the Mongols. He asked me to meet him at his dojo so we can continue the hunt to track her down.


The Sensei and the Student Information


The Sensei and the Student Rewards


The Sensei and the Student Objectives

  • Meet Ishikawa at his dojo in Hiyoshi
  • Follow Ishikawa
  • Climb to the top of the cliff
  • Speak with Sensei Ishikawa
  • Inspect the target
  • Defeat the Mongols
  • Speak with Sensei Ishikawa
  • Pick up the Mongols’ trail
  • Follow the Mongols’ trail
  • Save the captive villagers
  • Speak with Sensei Ishikawa


The Sensei and the Student Walkthrough

Travel to Ishikawa's Dojo

  • This side quest becomes available after completing The Tale of Sensei Ishikawa.
  • Open your Journal in the menu and track the tale to mark the location of the first objective.
  • Travel by mount or use Fast Travel to Sensei Ishikawa's Dojo. It's on the east side of the map near the Hidden Springs Forest.
  • When you arrive, head towards the Dojo and speak to Sensei Ishikawa to start the side quest.
  • You'll learn from Ishikawa that a local saw a Mongols training at an archery range and he suspects that Tomoe is with them. Follow him from the Dojo until you reach the next marked location.
  • Next, climb the walls to reach the top of the cliff and then speak to him.

Inspect the target

  • After the cutscene, collect some arrows that are next to Ishikawa then climb down the cliff.
  • You'll need to inspect the small Mongol camp where they were training. You'll see a severed head placed inside the bag.
  • Now, use focused hearing and you'll see that there are Mongol soldiers inside the nearby building waiting to ambush you.
  • Be ready to fight and kill them all. There will be archers here, a soldier wielding a shield, two guards with a spear, and a dog.
  • Once you've cleared the area, speak to Sensei Ishikawa to trigger another cutscene.

Track the Mongols

  • Next, you'll see some a trail of footprints. Follow it until you reach a small village.
  • You'll need to save the villagers from the Mongol guards.
  • Keep an eye out for the guard who will try to kill the villagers!
  • If you see an icon appear with a skull and bones. Quickly rush to their aid and kill the Mongol guard who's about to assassinate them. Leaving the villagers to die will fail this quest.
  • Simply kill all the enemies before freeing the captives, then speak to Ishikawa again after the cutscene.


The Sensei and the Student 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 River Children  ♦  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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