Ghostwire Tokyo – all Tanuki Hunt locations and how to complete them

Here's the complete Ghostwire Tokyo Tanuki Hunt locations guide.

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There’s more to just sending Visitors back to the void in Ghostwire Tokyo, there’s also a tanuki hunt too. KK and Akito often come across others who are affected by the Visitors’ incursion into the living realm, and they often feel the need to help them out. One such group is the tanuki who have arrived in Tokyo for some sightseeing only to get lost and scattered around the city.

What is Tanuki in Ghostwire Tokyo?

Known as the Japanese raccoon dog, Ghostwire Tokyo tanuki are mischievous trickers who shapeshift with supernatural abilities. In Japanese folklore, they are seen as a sign of good luck. They also happen to dislike cats very much, almost adversarial in nature.

How to unlock Tanuki Hunt Side Mission in Ghostwire Tokyo

The Ghostwire Tokyo Tanuki Hunt Side Mission is first unlocked after clearing Shiroyama Shrine. The boss tanuki asks Akito to look for the 25 other tanukis who got lost when the Visitors first took over Shibuya. It is up to the player to flush the tanuki out of hiding and tell them to meet back with their boss at the Kirigaoka Shrine.

Keep a wary eye out, the seat you’re sitting on, the big bowl of ramen you’re about to eat, that conspicuously out-of-place road sign you spotted? They could all be transformed tanuki in disguise!

How to complete a Tanuki Hunt in Ghostwire Tokyo

In your search for the lost tanuki, you may sometimes come across a cat that suspects something is not what it seems. This is an indicator that a hidden tanuki is not too far off.

Alternatively, you can scan the area with the Spectral Vision ability. Tanukis have a tendency to wave their tail around, even after transforming. This is often a dead giveaway for someone who’s paying close attention to their surroundings.

Ghostwire Tokyo List of Tanuki

  • Yellow Maple Tanuki
  • Yellow Purse Tanuki
  • Red Flower Tanuki
  • Yellow Scarf Tanuki
  • Armored Tanuki
  • Red Furoshiki Tanuki
  • Bug-Eaten Leaf Tanuki
  • Pink Flower Tanuki
  • Red Scarf Tanuki
  • Grey Scarf Tanuki
  • Pink Purse Tanuki
  • Blue Purse Tanuki
  • Elliptical Leaf Tanuki
  • Green Necklace Tanuki
  • Green Furoshiki Tanuki
  • Green Maple Tanuki
  • Yellow Flower Tanuki
  • Red Maple Tanuki
  • White Flower Tanuki
  • Polka Dot Furoshiki Tanuki
  • Green Purse Tanuki
  • Red Necklace Tanuki
  • Triangular Leaf Tanuki
  • Pink Furoshiki Tanuki
  • Yellow Necklace Tanuki

Ghostwire Tokyo Tanuki Locations

Yellow Maple Tanuki

The Yellow Maple Tanuki can be found beside the building opposite of the main Shiroyama Shrine. Look for a chagama (pot-looking object) with a tail sticking out of it.

Rewards: +100 XP and Karate Form 1 emote

Yellow Purse Tanuki

The Yellow Purse Tanuki can be found on top of a building with a red billboard sign on it, southwest of the Shiroyama Shrine. The tanuki has transformed itself into a torii gate. Although there is nothing strange about a torii gate on top of a building, the tail is a dead give-away.

Reward: +100 XP and Emote: Shine Offering

Red Flower Tanuki

The red flower tanuki can be found on a building at the Southern end of the park north of the Kuo shrine. The tanuki had transformed itself into a satellite dish. The reason it did that was because it wanted to communicate with others.

Reward: +100 XP and Emote: Cutie Pie

Yellow Scarf Tanuki

The yellow scarf tanuki can be found under the highway southeast of the Shiroyama Shrine. The tanuki had transformed itself into a vending machine. It was too scared to move because of the cars zooming by. It has been quiet for a while though.

Reward: +100 XP and Emote: Punk Squat

Armored Tanuki

The armored tanuki can be found at the construction barrage near some glowing traffic cones southeast of the Yashin Shrine. The tanuki transformed into a traffic sign to avoid a group of hostile yokai. Though it claims they were pushovers. It can be found near a road construction site.

Rewards: +100 XP and Emote: Run Like the Wind

Red Furoshiki Tanuki

The red furoshiki tanuki can be found on top of the hospital from the beginning of the game. The fact that it transformed into a traffic cone on a building should trigger alarm bells. You are most likely to see it during a return trip to the area.

Rewards: +100 XP and Emote: Karate Form 2

Bug-Eaten Leaf Tanuki

The bug-eaten leaf tanuki can be found in an alley around the Sengokuzaka shopping complex. The tanuki had transformed itself into a vending machine besides other vending machines.

Rewards: +100 XP and Emote: Prayer

Pink Flower Tanuki

The pink flower tanuki can be found on top of a building directly east of the Utagawa Shopping District Torii Gate. The tanuki transformed itself into a billboard so large that it scarred off the crow that was annoying it.

Rewards: +100 XP and Emote: Graceful Landing

Red Scarf Tanuki

The red scarf tanuki can be found along the river at the very northern reaches of the Utagawa Shopping District Torii Gate. The tanuki had transformed itself into a door hoping that it would remain unnoticed in a dark corner of the map. It failed to realize that doors aren’t native to the area.

Rewards: +100 XP and Emote: Love and Peace

Grey Scarf Tanuki

The grey scarf tanuki can be found on top of a building close to the Namihara Shrine. The tanuki had transformed itself into a sign hoping to keep a low profile. It should have changed into a billboard instead.

Rewards: +100 XP and Emote: Sheepish

Pink Purse Tanuki

The pink purse tanuki can be found in a parking lot southwest of the Toyoi Shrine. The tanuki had transformed itself into a vending machine. The disguise would have worked better if it was in line with the other vending machines.

Rewards: +100 XP and Emote: Pet Dog

Blue Purse Tanuki

The blue purse tanuki can be found in the forested area east of the Hatsuike Shrine. The tanuki had transformed into an office chair… which drew the attention of some humans who then tried to sit on it. The tanuki didn’t like that.

Rewards: +100 XP and Emote: Sumo Stance

Elliptical Leaf Tanuki

The elliptical leaf tanuki can be found on a set of transformers near the river west of the Hitani Shrine. The tanuki had transformed itself into a Daruma in the hope that one of their friends accidentally runs into them.

Rewards: +100 XP and Emote: Sit 3

Green Necklace Tanuki

The green necklace tanuki can be found in a small park southwest of the Hitani Shrine little ways across the river. The tanuki had transformed into a cup of instant noodles. It is angry at the humans who chased it around despite minding its own business as a cup of noodles.

Rewards: +100 XP and Emote: Karate Punches

Green Furoshiki Tanuki

The green furoshiki tanuki can be found on top of a building west of the Namita Shrine. The tanuki had transformed itself into a porcelain tanuki statue. This won’t be the last time this happens.

Rewards: +100 XP and Emote: Ground Sit 3

Green Maple Tanuki

The green maple tanuki can be found in the Shibuara Park playground. The tanuki had transformed itself into a playground panda ride. It’s in it for the ‘serious fun’.

Rewards: +100 XP and Emote: My Right Hand Hungers

Yellow Flower Tanuki

The yellow flower tanuki can be found on the forest edges overlooking the road near town directly north of the Chishima Shrine. The tanuki had transformed itself into a telephone booth and it was bummed out when we found it. It tried real hard to blend into the scenery.

Rewards: +100 XP and Emote: Wall Lean

Red Maple Tanuki

The red maple tanuki can be found behind some buildings north of the Saihama Building Rooftop Torii Gate. The tanuki had transformed itself into a porcelain tanuki statue. The second one to do so, and not the last.

Rewards: +100 XP and Emote: Ground Sit 2

White Flower Tanuki

The white flower tanuki can be found in an alley near the Akisawa Shrine, west of it to be exact. The tanuki had transformed itself into a torii gate. It was hoping to trick people into believing they were walking into a shrine when it was anything but.

Rewards: +100 XP and Emote: Pet Cat

Polka Dot Furoshiki Tanuki

The polka dot furoshiki tanuki can be found near the river in an empty lot furthest west of the Tasui Shrine. The tanuki had transformed itself into a Daruma. It was a little too excited when it met Akito.

Rewards: +100 XP and Emote: Sit 1

Green Purse Tanuki

The green purse tanuki can be found on a park bench north of the Onten Shrine. The tanuki had transformed itself into a cardboard box. It believed that it had the perfect disguise. And it nearly did. If not for the fact that it was twitching.

Rewards: +100 XP and Emote: Cuteness Overload

Red Necklace Tanuki

The red necklace tanuki can be found on top of a building directly south of the Mikubo Shrine. The tanuki had transformed itself into a porcelain tanuki statue. The final one to do so.

Rewards: +100 XP and Emote: Ground Sit 1

Triangular Leaf Tanuki

The triangular leat tanuki can be found in the graveyard directly west of the Shimokusa Shrine. The tanuki had transformed into a gravestone. It had hoped that it ‘played dead’ it can avoid the attention of the Visitors.

Rewards: +100 XP and Emote: Aquatic Kunai?

Pink Furoshiki Tanuki

The pink furoshiki tanuki can be found in an enclosed compound southwest of the Kamio Shrine across the street from the Netsuke Collector Nekomata. The tanuki transformed itself into a Daruma and waited in the area because it misses the trees.

Rewards: +100 XP and Emote: Sit 2

Yellow Necklace Tanuki

The final tanuki cannot be revealed until the surrounding shrines had been cleared, the yellow necklace tanuki can be found on top of the highrise building directly east of the Kuo Shrine. The tanuki had transformed itself into a sign while it basked in the wonder of human technology.

Rewards: +100 XP and Emote: Umbrella

Ghostwire Tokyo Tanuki Hunt Rewards

Though the reward for finding a Tanuki is usually 100 XP and a new emote, an additional reward is unlocked once the player finds a specific number of Tanuki in the form of passive charms.

  • Tanuki Prosperity Charm: Allows you to have two temporary buffs at once.
  • Tanuki Hardiness Charm: Doubles the duration of temporary buffs.
  • Tanuki Bounty Charm: Doubles th HP restoration of consumables.

The Tanuki Outfit

Once the player finds all 25 tanukis, the boss tanuki will ask for a meeting. At the meeting spot at the Kirigaoka Shrine. The boss tanuki will thank the player and reward him with the Tanuki Complete Outfit.

Finally, finding all the tanuki earns you the ‘Your Tail’s Showing’ trophy.

And that’s everything you need to know about finding the Ghostwire Tokyo Tanuki Hunt Side Mission. I hope this guide helped you out in your quest to get the tanuki gang back together again.

To learn more about Ghostwire Tokyo and its gameplay, check out Bethesda Softworks’ Official Gameplay Deep Dive.

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