|Beginning a Journey|
|Season 1, Episode 26|
|Air date|| September 29, 2007 (original)|
December 19, 2009 (North America)
The Time of Celebration
Beginning a Journey (旅立ち, Tabidachi) is the twenty-sixth and final episode of Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit.
Chagum returns to the palace and is named Crown Prince and Divine Hero of the People. While Chagum is reunited with his mother, Balsa contemplates the future. After being rewarded by the Mikado, Balsa, Tanda, and Torogai prepare to leave the palace, but are redirected to the side gate by Mon and Jin so they can see Chagum one last time. Though Chagum is apprehensive about separating from Balsa, her words give him the courage to stay. While Tanda visits Toya and Saya's errand shop, Balsa has already departed for Kanbal, as Tanda explains there is one last thing for her to do.