Hidden Walls or Illusory Walls have always been a staple of FromSoftware games (Dark Souls) and now have returned in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Hidden Walls are essentially secret pathways that often connect two or more locations and contain treasures. However, in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, these Hidden Walls work a little differently as opposed to Dark Souls games.
Where in Dark Souls, you had to hit an Illusory Wall to open up a passage, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice requires you to interact with a Hidden Wall in order to open it up. Doing so will see Wolf (Sekiro) hug the wall and rotate to the other side. A white silhouette of a man marks the presence of these Shinobi Doors (as Sekiro calls them) in the game.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Hidden Walls
You can expect to find Prayer Beads (used to increase your Vitality and Posture) behind Shinobi Doors. Apart from that, there are a few Illusory Walls that you need to open in order to progress certain NPC questlines such as the one found in Mibu Village.
Moreover, as mentioned earlier, some Shinobi Doors connect one or more areas. A notable example of this is the secret pathway connecting the Dilapidated Temple with Kuro’s Room in Ashina Castle. Following are the locations of all available Hidden Walls in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
Shinobi Door #1
You’ll find this one directly behind the Headless mini-boss fight. Behind the wall, you’ll find a shortcut to Senpou Temple, Mt. Kongo and the Demon Bell Temple Idol.
Shinobi Door #2
Hirata Estate: Hirata Audience Chamber
While moving toward Juzou the Drunkard mini-boss, you’ll come across a house down an alleyway. The wall is on the left-hand side of the house. Once inside, you’ll find Mibu Balloon of Wealth, Light Coin Purse, Divine Confetti, and a Prayer Bead.
Shinobi Door #3
Ashina Castle: Upper Tower – Antechamber Idol
You need to make your way toward the area where you can grapple into the ceiling. Continue ahead toward the Samurai-armor and you should be able to spot it. Behind the wall, you’ll find Light Coin Purse, Heavy Coin Purse, and a Prayer Bead.
Shinobi Door #4
Ashina Castle: Kuro’s Room Idol
After you defeat Genichiro for the first time, proceed to Kuro’s room and you’ll find a secret passageway leading to Dilapidated Temple. You’ll unlock it automatically during the course of the game. A little fun-fact: this is how Emma moved between Ashina Castle and Kuro’s room. There’s nothing else behind this wall.
Shinobi Door #5
Mibu Village: Wedding Cave Door
Just before the Corrupted Monk fight arena, you’ll see a group of mobs praying outside a house. You basically need to slide below this house from the right-hand side and continue toward the left side where you’ll find the final Illusory Wall directly above you on one of the floorboards.
Once you’re inside the house, you will find Red Lump, Divine Confetti, a Prayer Bead, Heavy Coin Purse, Light Coin Purse, and Adamantine Scrap. Do note that you can also access the house from the backside and open the hidden passage from within the house.
This is all we’ve in our Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Hidden Walls Locations Guide. For more on Sekiro, be sure to check out our other guides.