The purpose of the game is to travel to the seven Jinja locations spaced out along the map of Japan, and meet the requirements for each location to receive the Takara-mono treasures. Each player starts the game at the Toyama Bay location on the west coast, and they start each turn by drawing enough cards to have a four Shintai-card hand. The collecting of Takara-mono - and the amount each player possesses - will affect this total later in the game. In order to move around the board, the player must use the movement choices listed on the Shintai cards to travel in the direction of the choice. The action that the player takes after moving is determined by the color of the space they land on. When you encounter a Yokai, they will either fight you, curse you, or help you, depending on the symbol in the upper-left corner: combat-oriented Yokai feature a black symbol, and effect-oriented Yokai feature a red symbol. When you reach a Jinja, you have the option of trading in the combat-oriented Yokai that you defeated for the Takara-mono at that temple. Once you have collected all seven Takara-mono, you must return to the initial starting location at Toyama Bay. The first player to reach Toyama Bay with all seven Takara-mono is the winner.