Ishin

Story

Text Walkthrough
Cutscenes

Side Content

Substories
Friendship
Wanted Men
Another Life

Combat

Battle System
Abilities
Heat Actions
Training
Arena
Battle Dungeon
Soldier Cards
Ultimate Battles

Completion

Mini-Games
Shops & Restaurants
Blacksmith
Symbols
Weapons
Armour
Items
Dharma & Virya
Dharma Exchange
Completion

Other

Maps
Lottery
Trophies
Controls
Menu & Options

Ishin

Story

Text Walkthrough Cutscenes

Side Content

Substories Friendship Wanted Men Another Life

Combat

Battle System Abilities Heat Actions Training Arena Battle Dungeon Soldier Cards Ultimate Battles

Completion

Mini-Games Shops & Restaurants Blacksmith Symbols Weapons Armour Items Dharma & Virya Dharma Exchange Completion

Other

Maps Lottery Trophies Controls Menu & Options

RYU GA GOTOKU ISHIN

Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin (released in Japan in February 2014) is a spin-off game set at the end of the Edo period of Japanese history (known as the Bakumatsu period), a period when the Tokugawa Shogunate came to an end and imperial rule was restored (Meiji Restoration).

Sakamoto Ryoma is living undercover, with a false identity, as "Saito Hajime" in Kyoto. One year earlier, on the eve of the coup d'├ętat of Tosa, Ryoma's foster father, the man who raised him, was murdered before his eyes. The only lead he had to discover who the killer was is that he used the Tennen Rishin style of fighting. This is a style used by the Shinsengumi, so Ryoma infiltrates their ranks, becoming captain of the 3rd Shinsengumi unit, in attempt to find the killer.

Big thanks to Kevin Debrabandere for creating a PDF for the entire Ishin guide. You can download the PDF version of the guide here. Please be advised that the PDF is outdated now, but still contains information for the whole game.

This guide is for the original (2014) release of Ishin. The information contained within may not necessarily be accurate for the 2023 "Like a Dragon: Ishin" remake.

You can exchange the Dharma you earn at the shrines around Kyoto or the shrine at your secondary home in Another Life mode for bonuses such as increased item carrying capacity. You can also exchange Dharma with the Shinto Priest himself for items after you get the upgrade from the Dharma exchange shrine.

Above is the Dharma exchange screen. Use the L1 and R1 buttons to switch to different sections, to make it easier to find what you're looking for.

A lot of the abilities don't show up until you purchase the lower version of the upgrade first. For example - "Kitchen Utensil Expansion (Cooking-Lovers Kitchen)" won't appear until you get the "Kitchen Utensil Expansion (Normal Kitchen)" first.

It's also worth pointing out that none of the Another Life related upgrades appear on the list until you can actually do the Another Life part of the game.

The following are upgrades you can get when exchanging Dharma at one of the shrines.

Second Home || Field || Fishing || Functions || Dharma || Other || Shinto Priest's Shop

Second Home

Kitchen Utensil Expansion
(Normal Kitchen)

Cost

300

More utensils for cooking and allows you to create more types of food

Kitchen Utensil Expansion
(Cooking-Lovers Kitchen)

Cost

500

More utensils for cooking and allows you to create more types of food

Kitchen Utensil Expansion
(All-Purpose Kitchen)

Cost

2000

More utensils for cooking and allows you to create more types of food

Cooking Success Probability Enhancement
(Good)

Cost

1500

Makes it slightly easier to create high quality food

Cooking Success Probability Enhancement
(Excellent)

Cost

4000

Makes it easier to create high quality food

Cooking Success Probability Enhancement
(Godlike)

Cost

8000

Makes it a lot easier to create high quality food

Kennel Establishment

Cost

500

Creates a kennel at your secondary home. Makes it easier to keep the pet dog happy. The dog will pick up items and equipment materials more frequently

Kennel Establishment
(Luxurious)

Cost

2000

Upgrades the kennel. Makes it easier to keep the pet dog happy. The dog will pick up items and equipment materials more frequently

Kennel Establishment
(Super Luxurious)

Cost

5000

Upgrades the kennel. Makes it easier to keep the pet dog happy. The dog is very likely to pick up items and equipment materials

Cat Blanket Establishment

Cost

500

Creates a cat blanket at your secondary home. Makes it easier to keep the pet cat happy. Makes it easier to obtain items while peddling

Cat Blanket Establishment
(Luxurious)

Cost

2000

Upgrades the cat blanket. Makes it easier to keep the pet cat happy. Makes it even easier to obtain items while peddling

Cat Blanket Establishment
(Super Luxurious)

Cost

5000

Upgrades the cat blanket. Makes it easier to keep the pet cat happy. Makes it a lot easier to obtain items while peddling

Chicken Farming Facilities Establishment

Cost

500

Sets up a chicken farm where you can keep chickens and collect eggs

Chicken Farming Facilities Establishment
(Luxurious)

Cost

2000

Expands the chicken facilities. You are more likely to obtain eggs

Chicken Farming Facilities Establishment
(Super Luxurious)

Cost

5000

Expands the chicken facilities. You are a lot more likely to obtain eggs

Interior Design Change
(New Wind)

Cost

2000

Changes the interior of the house

Interior Design Change
(Beloved Night)

Cost

5000

Changes the interior of the house

Interior Design Change
(Golden Dance)

Cost

10000

Changes the interior of the house

Field

Field Expansion #1

Cost

500

The field expands to an area of 5x4

Field Expansion #2

Cost

1500

The field expands to an area of 5x6

Field Expansion #3

Cost

4000

The field expands to an area of 5x8

Field Expansion Max

Cost

10000

The field expands to an area of 5x10

Field Level 2

Cost

1500

Makes cultivation speed 110%. Increases the probability of a rich harvest by 10%

Field Level 3

Cost

4000

Makes cultivation speed 120%. Increases the probability of a rich harvest by 15%

Field Level 4

Cost

8000

Makes cultivation speed 130%. Increases the probability of a rich harvest by 20%

Field Level 5

Cost

12000

Makes cultivation speed 150%. Increases the probability of a rich harvest by 30%

Scarecrow Implementation

Cost

1000

Puts up a scarecrow to protect your crops

Okappiki Scarecrow Implementation

Cost

2000

Scarecrow upgrade. Gives better protection to your crops

Machibugyo Scarecrow Implementation

Cost

4000

Scarecrow upgrade. Gives better protection to your crops

Roju Scarecrow Implementation

Cost

6000

Scarecrow upgrade. Gives better protection to your crops

Shogun Scarecrow Implementation

Cost

12000

Scarecrow upgrade. Gives the best protection to your crops

Unpredictable Planting Implementation

Cost

1500

Enables "Unpredictable Planting" which automatically plants crops at random - once you have the upgrade, select it in the planting arrangement screen to randomise the arrangement

Sweet Potato Planting

Cost

100

Enables the planting of Sweet Potato

Green Onion Planting

Cost

100

Enables the planting of Green Onion

Ginger Planting

Cost

150

Enables the planting of Ginger

Bulb Onion Planting

Cost

150

Enables the planting of Bulb Onion

Eggplant Planting

Cost

200

Enables the planting of Eggplant

Turnip Planting

Cost

200

Enables the planting of Turnip

Broad Bean Planting

Cost

250

Enables the planting of Broad Bean

Burdock Planting

Cost

250

Enables the planting of Burdock

Chili Pepper Planting

Cost

300

Enables the planting of Chili Pepper

Garlic Planting

Cost

400

Enables the planting of Garlic

Chinese Cabbage Planting

Cost

500

Enables the planting of Chinese Cabbage

Pumpkin Planting

Cost

600

Enables the planting of Pumpkin

Tomato Planting

Cost

1000

Enables the planting of Tomato

Cabbage Planting

Cost

1500

Enables the planting of Cabbage

Strawberry Planting

Cost

1500

Enables the planting of Strawberry

Taro Planting

Cost

3000

Enables the planting of Taro

Ginseng Planting

Cost

10000

Enables the planting of Ginseng

Fishing

Note that you can use any of the fishing gear in either River or Ocean fishing. Even though some gear is described as being "River" or "Ocean" gear, it can be used in either (though River fishing gear isn't as good for Ocean fishing as Ocean gear (and vice-versa), of course)

River Fishing Gear
(Tansuimaru)

Cost

400

Obtain the "Tansuimaru" river fishing gear, making it easier to catch fish in the river

River Fishing Gear
(Kawataiga)

Cost

1500

Obtain the "Kawataiga" river fighting gear, making it easier to catch fish in the river

Ocean Fishing Gear
(Umimaru)

Cost

400

Obtain the "Umimaru" ocean fishing gear, making it easier to catch fish in the ocean

Ocean Fishing Gear
(King of the Ocean)

Cost

1500

Obtain the "King of the Ocean" ocean fishing gear, making it easier to catch fish in the ocean

Fishing Gear
(Super Fishing God)

Cost

4000

Obtain the "Super Fishing God" fishing gear, most effective of all the fishing gear
(appears after you have both the "Kawataiga" and "King of the Ocean" fishing gear upgrades)

Functions

Sprint Enhancement #1

Cost

500

Increases the length of time you can sprint and also makes you recover from fatigue faster

Sprint Enhancement #2

Cost

2000

Increases the length of time you can sprint and also makes you recover from fatigue faster

Sprint Enhancement #3

Cost

4000

Increases the length of time you can sprint and also makes you recover from fatigue faster

Sprint Enhancement #4

Cost

7000

Increases the length of time you can sprint and also makes you recover from fatigue faster

Sprint Enhancement Max

Cost

12000

Increases the length of time you can sprint and also makes you recover from fatigue faster

Item Possession Capacity Increase #1

Cost

700

The number of items you can carry in your inventory increases by 4

Item Possession Capacity Increase #2

Cost

3000

The number of items you can carry in your inventory increases by another 4

Item Possession Capacity Increase #3

Cost

5000

The number of items you can carry in your inventory increases by another 4

Item Possession Capacity Increase #4

Cost

10000

The number of items you can carry in your inventory increases by another 4

Item Possession Capacity Increase Max

Cost

12000

The number of items you can carry in your inventory increases by another 4

Soldier Possession Amount Increase #1

Cost

800

The number of soldier cards you can have on you increases by 20
(this only appears after doing the Battle Dungeon tutorial in chapter 5)

Soldier Possession Amount Increase #2

Cost

2000

The number of soldier cards you can have on you increases by another 20

Soldier Possession Amount Increase #3

Cost

4000

The number of soldier cards you can have on you increases by another 20

Soldier Possession Amount Increase #4

Cost

7000

The number of soldier cards you can have on you increases by another 20

Soldier Possession Amount Increase Max

Cost

10000

The number of soldier cards you can have on you increases by another 20

Dharma

Shinto Priest's Shop Opening

Cost

500

You can now exchange Dharma with the Shinto Priest for items
(this item appears in chapter 4 after you are introduced to the "Another Life" section of the game)

Shinto Priest's Shop Expansion #1

Cost

1000

Get better items from the Shinto Priest's Shop

Shinto Priest's Shop Expansion #2

Cost

2000

Get better items from the Shinto Priest's Shop

Shinto Priest's Shop Expansion #3

Cost

5000

Get better items from the Shinto Priest's Shop

Shinto Priest's Shop Expansion #4

Cost

8000

Get better items from the Shinto Priest's Shop

Shinto Priest's Shop Expansion Max

Cost

15000

Get better items from the Shinto Priest's Shop

Dharma Acquisition Rate Enhancement #1

Cost

1500

Increases the rate at which you gain Dharma by 10%

Dharma Acquisition Rate Enhancement #2

Cost

3000

Increases the rate at which you gain Dharma by another 10%

Dharma Acquisition Rate Enhancement #3

Cost

6000

Increases the rate at which you gain Dharma by another 10%

Dharma Acquisition Rate Enhancement #4

Cost

9000

Increases the rate at which you gain Dharma by another 10%

Dharma Acquisition Rate Enhancement Max

Cost

12000

Increases the rate at which you gain Dharma by another 10%

Full Stomach Dharma Acquisition Rate Enhancement #1

Cost

1500

Slightly suppresses the reduction of Dharma Acquisition when eating food while your health bar is full

Full Stomach Dharma Acquisition Rate Enhancement #2

Cost

4000

Suppresses the reduction of Dharma Acquisition when eating food while your health bar is full

Full Stomach Dharma Acquisition Rate Enhancement Max

Cost

8000

Greatly suppresses the reduction of Dharma Acquisition when eating food while your health bar is full

Other

Rakunai Fame Enhancement

Cost

1500

Increases Ryoma's fame in Rakunai by a certain amount

Rakugai Fame Enhancement

Cost

1500

Increases Ryoma's fame in Rakugai by a certain amount

Mukurogai Fame Enhancement

Cost

1500

Increases Ryoma's fame in Mukurogai by a certain amount

Fushimi Fame Enhancement

Cost

1500

Increases Ryoma's fame in Fushimi by a certain amount

Gion Fame Enhancement

Cost

1500

Increases Ryoma's fame in Gion by a certain amount

Shinto Priest's Shop
Platinum Plate
Cost

16000

Gold Plate
Cost

12000

Silver Plate
Cost

1800

Copper Plate
Cost

150

Iron Plate
Cost

20

High Class Kimono - Shinrinryoku
Cost

1500

High Class Kimono - Iyashishimizu
Cost

3500

High Class Kimono - Mantenzakura
Cost

6000

Very High Class Kimono - Murasakitsuyaboshi
Cost

10000

Shinto Priest's Rice Ball
Cost

50

Frenzy Pill - First Class
Cost

150

Vitality Pill - First Class
Cost

200

All-Purpose Pill - First Class
Cost

500

Red Water
Cost

2000

Blue Water
Cost

2000

Yellow Water
Cost

2000

Green Water
Cost

2000

Training Water
Cost

2000

Red Dango
Cost

4000

Blue Dango
Cost

4000

Yellow Dango
Cost

4000

Green Dango
Cost

4000

Training Dango
Cost

4000

Red Daifuku
Cost

10000

Blue Daifuku
Cost

10000

Yellow Daifuku
Cost

10000

Green Daifuku
Cost

10000

Training Daifuku
Cost

10000

Firework Ball
Cost

120

Black Metal Powder
Cost

210

Grinding Stone
Cost

30

Small Gold Nugget
Cost

430

Sacred Tree Wood
Cost

1300

High Quality Hide
Cost

70

Beautiful Fur
Cost

160

Wild Silk
Cost

280

Beast's Tail
Cost

450

Famous Horse's Mane
Cost

650

Vermilion Cloth
Cost

880

Beautiful Silk
Cost

1100

European Cloth
Cost

1400

Rainbow-Coloured Fabric
Cost

1800

Broken Chopping Board
Cost

100

Water God Stone
Cost

1000

Flint
Cost

1000