Sacred Sakura Cleansing Ritual is an extended questline in Genshin Impact that takes place in the new region, Inazuma. Throughout its four quests, the Traveler learns more about Inazuma and unlocks certain locations and content, so it's a good idea for players to finish the questline as soon as possible.
This article explains each quest in the Sacred Sakura Cleansing Ritual questline, and provides guides for completing all of them.
Genshin Impact Sacred Sakura Cleansing Ritual Quest Guide
1. A Strange Story in Konda
This is the first quest players will come across as they head from Ritou to the village of Konda. Speak to the mysterious shrine maiden next to the fox statue to begin the quest. You'll need to investigate the strange things happening in Konda Village, discover its secret, and obtain the key to the well. Then, you'll descend into the well to carry out the purifying ritual. Watch the video for a walkthrough of the quest:
2. Sacrificial Offering
In the next quest, the player must investigate an abandoned shrine, learn the sacred words, and obtain a ward to carry out another cleansing ritual. You'll obtain the Memento Lens during this quest, which is an intriguing gadget that can be used to see the memories of small kitsune statues around Inazuma. It's also used to open the gate to the underground in Araumi. Read our guide for a walkthrough of this quest.
3. Cleansing Defilement
Now that the player knows how to complete the Sacred Sakura Cleansing Ritual, they're simply asked to carry out the ritual three times with no other prompts. The three locations where you're asked to complete the ritual are Chinju Forest, the Kamisato Estate, and Araumi. Watch the video below for a walkthrough of the quest.
4. Yougou Cleansing
The final stage of the questline requires the player to defeat a special boss. You'll need to go to Mt. Yougou and defeat the "Miasmic Tumor" in an area affected by Balethunder. Use Electrograna to protect yourself from the thunder, and solve the puzzles when they appear to knock down the Miasmic Tumor. After completing this final quest, you'll receive the Mask of Memories, which gives you the recipe to forge the Hakushin Ring, a 4-star catalyst weapon. Watch the video below for a walkthrough of this quest.
The Sacred Sakura Cleansing Ritual is one of the most extensive questlines in Genshin Impact so far. It serves as an introduction to Narukami Island of Inazuma, like the "In the Mountains" quest does for Dragonspine. Be sure to also check out our guides for The Ritou Road and Sakura Arborism as you explore Inazuma.