Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – How to get to Hirata Estate

The game's coolest level can be tough to find.

by Kyle Hanson

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has a lot of levels to explore as you fight your way across Sengoku era Japan. While the game begins in the relatively sparse Ashina Outskirts, you will explore many new areas beyond this. But the game doesn’t direct you to these locations in any significant way, often leaving the discovery of them up to the player. This has left a lot of players with the question of how to get to Hirata Estate in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

How to get to Hirata Estate

The answer actually lies right in Ashina Outskirts, but it’s a little out of the way. If you remember the beginning of the game, you walk through a relatively narrow pathway, fighting samurai enemies along the way including the Samurai General. Past him is a slightly more open area that is littered with enemies. Since there’s nothing beyond this, only the Chained Ogre on the u-turn path, you may not have explored it fully, but this is how to get to Hirata Estate.

In a broken down building slightly off of the center of town (not the one with the archer in it, past that) is an old woman who just wants to see her son. He sits on the ground nearby dying, so look for him if you struggle to locate the building itself. Grapple up to it and speak with her, just be sure you cleared out any nearby ranged attackers or they can spot and kill you quickly. She will give you a special item called the Young Lord’s Bell. We broke down everything about this item right here.

If you don’t want to read that, the basics are that you head back to the Dilapidated Temple and find the Buddha statue to the left once you enter. Offer the bell to the statue and you will be transported to the Hirata Estate. This area holds a ton of the game’s best powerups, but also some of its toughest boss battles such as The Drunkard and Lady Butterfly. But all of that explains how to get to Hirata Estate in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice so good luck and have fun.