There are 20 Nioh Hot Spring Locations. Finding all of them unlocks the “Spa Lover” trophy (bathed in every hot spring).
The hot springs replenish your health and give a buff that recovers health over time. They can make a huge difference when used before a boss fight. Or when you run out of elixirs this is a quick way to get back health without having to use a shrine.
Most of them are well hidden in hard to reach places on the edge of the map. Anything you’ve missed can be obtained via mission select at any time. The hot springs are saved instantly after bathing in them. You do not have to use them again if you die. Furthermore, you are allowed to quit the mission immediately (use Himorogi Fragment) and your progress will still be saved. You don’t have to reach the next checkpoint.
To see your progress press Touchpad – Gameplay Record – Other – Hot Springs discovered (%) / Hot Springs bathed in (amount).
Please note that “Hot Springs discovered” gives only a percentage. “Hot Springs bathed in” gives you the total number of times you used hot springs. If you use the same one multiple times it will increase the amount as well, so this isn’t ideal for tracking (unless you never use the same hot spring more than once).
If for some reason the trophy doesn’t unlock rush through all missions again. You can collect all of these within 30 minutes if you know the levels well enough. If you’d like to combine it with the run for Kodama Locations I recommend you get the Kodamas first and then look for the hot spring afterwards. Main missions never have more than one hot spring!
Hot Springs Video Guide:
#1 – Deep in the Shadows (Kyushu) – 0:05
#2 – The Spirit Stone Slumbers (Kyushu) – 0:48
#3 – The Silver Mine Writhes (Chugoku) – 1:32
#4 – The Ocean Roars Again (Chugoku) – 2:22
#5 – Spider Nest Castle (Kinki) – 3:47
#6 – Falling Snow (Kinki) – 4:35
#7 – The Demon of Mount Hiei (Kinki) – 5:29
#8 – The Iga Escape (Tokai) – 6:10
#9 – Memories of Death-Lilies (Tokai) – 7:11
#10 – The Trail of the Master (Tokai) – 7:53
#11 – The Trail of the Master (Tokai) – 8:20
#12 – The Trail of the Master (Tokai) – 8:31
#13 – The Trail of the Master (Tokai) – 8:54
#14 – The Trail of the Master (Tokai) – 9:15
#15 – The Trail of the Master (Tokai) – 9:46
#16 – The Trail of the Master (Tokai) – 10:00
#17 – Immortal Flame (Sekigahara) – 10:36
#18 – A Defiled Holy Mountain (Omi) – 11:39
#19 – The Samurai from Sawayama (Omi) – 12:21
#20 – The Demon King Revealed (Omi) – 13:18