Tears of the Kingdom Great Sky Island Shrines Locations

Shrines play a major role in the game's progression. Here is a detailed guide on all Shrines on Great Sky Island in Tears Of The Kingdom.

Shrines In Great Sky Island Tears Of The Kingdom
Here is a detailed guide on all four shrines in Great Sky Island.

You can locate four Shrines on Great Sky Island in Tears of the Kingdom. Each one of them offers an ability. And these shrines are considered necessary to complete to make progress in your playthrough. Below, I will list these shrines and how to complete them. 

Key Takeaways

  • There are a total of four shrines located on Great Sky Island.
  • The first shrine players encounter is the Ukouh Shrine, and it unlocks the ability Ultrahand. The shrine is located west of the Temple of Time.
  • The second shrine you must complete is the In-Isa Shrine, located Northwest of the map. Players obtain the ability to Fuse upon entering this shrine.
  • The third shrine, Gutanbac Shrine, unlocks a new ability called Ascend. The shrine location is east of the map, more specifically in the cold region.
  • After completing the first three shrines, players must head back to the Temple of Time. Here, they discover a fourth shrine.
  • The fourth shrine is Nachoyah Shrine, located at the Room of Awakening, far south of Great Sky Island. Players obtain Recall ability before reaching here.
All Shrines in Tears Of The Kingdom Great Sky Island
Rauru introducing Link to Shrines – Image Credits: VeryAli Gaming

Ukouh Shrine

Tears Of The Kingdom Great Sky Island Shrines
The Challenge in Ukouh Shrine – Image Credits: VeryAli Gaming

The first Shrine on Great Sky Island is the Ukouh Shrine. Players obtain their first special ability – Ultra Hand here. The ability helps players move and attach objects and is handy throughout the gameplay.


Tears Of The Kingdom Great Sky Island Shrines
Ukouh Shrine on the map – Image Credits: VeryAli Gaming
  1. After landing on Great Sky Island, players interact with a friendly Steward Construct.
  2. It will instruct you to visit the Temple of Time.
  3. Head there, and soon, you’ll unlock the first shrine’s location.
  4. The shrine is located west of the Temple of Time.
  5. When you interact with Rauru, the Ukouh Shrine becomes visible and doesn’t appear to be that far.
  6. Head in the newly revealed direction of Ukouh Shrine and climb (and jump) up the round, broken stairs.

After you’ve reached the shrine, interact with the green symbol, and you’ll enter inside. Here, you obtain your first ability of Tears of the Kingdom, “Ultrahand,” as a part of the main storyline and start the task “The Ability To Create.”

Following are the steps on how to complete the task of Ukouh Shrine:

  1. Use your newfound ability to pick up a stone slate from the floor and place it over a gap, creating a pathway.

  2. On the second platform, combine two slates to make a longer one. Drop it over the next gap and cross the bridge.

  3. After crossing, grab the same slate used for the bridge. There’s a chest on a raised platform. Raise the slate to create a slope, climb up, and get Amber from the chest.

  4. Continue down the path and find a wooden pallet against a wall. Use your Ultrahand ability to pick it up and place it flat on the ground. Attach a hook nearby to the pallet. Lift your creation and hang it over a railing.

  5. Climb onto the pallet before it moves to a new platform.

  6. Upon arrival, disembark and walk ahead. Interact with a green glowing mark to finish the first shrine. You’ll receive a Light of Blessing as a reward.

After successfully completing the first shrine’s challenge, you are welcomed by Rauru once again. He informs you about two more shrines in the area and tells you to pin these areas by using your Purah Pad scope.

In-Isa Shrine

The Challenge of In-Isa Shrine – Image Credits: VeryAli Gaming

The second shrine you encounter is the In-Isa Shrine. Players obtain their second ability, Fuse, upon entering here. This ability allows certain items in-game to combine with another item, usually a weapon, and receive a buff or additional ability.


You can locate the In-Isa Shrine to the southwest of the map.

  1. Easily track and pin it using the Purah Pad scope from Ukouh Shrine, which will help you navigate.

  2. During your journey, you’ll need to use the Ultrahand ability frequently.

  3. This ability will be essential for crafting a ride on two different railings and assisting Koroks along the way.

  4. Eventually, you’ll need to craft a raft using available resources nearby and use it to travel across a giant lake toward the Shrine’s location.

  5. This raft will help you reach In-Isa Shrine successfully.

How To Complete

Once you climb up the stairs to In-Isa Shrine, interact with the green glowing mark to proceed. A cutscene will appear where you obtain Fuse and start a challenge, “The Ability To Combine.

Follow the mentioned steps to successfully complete it:

  1. Enter a room and collect a Rusty Claymore sword on your left.

  2. In the area with several boulders, equip the Rusty Claymore and fuse it with a boulder.

  3. The fused weapon can now break stone walls blocking the room’s path. Destroy them and proceed to the next room.

  4. In this room, take down all four pillars, as one of them contains a chest with arrows.

  5. Move to the room with Fire Fruits plants and collect them.

  6. Fuse the Fire Fruits with your arrows and aim at a chest high up on the wall. This will make the chest drop down, allowing you to obtain the Small Key inside.

  7. Unlock the door to another room and turn left. You’ll encounter an enemy Construct. Defeat it using a few fused arrows. Don’t forget to pick up the Construct Bow it drops.

  8. Use your boulder sword to destroy another set of stone barriers.

  9. Interact with the green glowing mark to complete the second shrine’s challenge.

Upon leaving the shrine, players interact with Steward Construct in a cutscene. He offers to Link an Energy Cell and gives him the small task of finding a Zonai Device nearby.

Gutanbac Shrine

Gutanbac Shrine in snowy areas – Imagen Credits: VeryAli Gaming

The third Shrine players must go through is the Gutanbac Shrine. It unlocks the third ability for Link, Ascend. With Ascend, players can travel vertically through a ceiling, avoiding the hassle of climbing up and reducing loads of stamina.


Gutanbac Shrine is far east of Great Sky Island, located in the cold region of the map.

  1. Prepare cold resistance by cooking spicy food in a pot before entering the winter terrains. Cold resistance is essential for survival in this area.

  2. If you’re traveling from In-Isa Shrine, you’ll come across a small lake you can cross using a Zonai Device attached to your raft. Keep an eye out for a Mining Cave along the way.

  3. After passing through the Pit Cave, you’ll officially enter the snowy region. Continue traveling towards the shrine’s location marked on your map.

  4. The shrine is located high on a platform and may require significant climbing to reach it. Be prepared for the climb as you make your way to Gutanbac Shrine.

How To Complete

Players obtain their third ability – Ascend – upon entering the shrine. You can use it to move upward through solid material. You’ll unlock your third challenge, “The Ability To Rise,” alongside the newfound ability.

Here are the steps for completing the challenge and clearing this Shrine stage:

  1. Walk to the end of the room and notice a stone ceiling above you. Use the “Ascend” ability to pass through the ceiling unharmed.

  2. In the room’s far-right corner is a small platform with a chest. Ascend to that platform and open the chest to get a “Stone Axe.”

  3. Jump back down and Ascend to the platform next to it.

  4. On that level, you’ll encounter an enemy Construct with a bow; defeat it.

  5. Turn left and spot two ropes attached to a slate. Use the “Stone Axe” to cut the ropes, causing the slate to fall and create a path.

  6. Ascend through the fallen slate. You’ll see two moving platforms ahead.

  7. Ascend through both platforms and complete the challenge by interacting with the green glowing mark.

After the Shrine challenge completion, Rauru will appear and instruct Link to try opening the Temple of Time door again.

Nachoyah Shrine

Tears Of The Kingdom Great Sky Island Shrines
Nachoyah Shrine – Image Credits: VeryAli Gaming

Once players gain all three Light of Blessings, they’ll return to Temple of Time and try to push open the second gate there, only to realize Link is still in his weak state.

Rauru makes an appearance in another cutscene here and reveals the existence of another shrine on Great Sky Island. Players also obtain Fast Travel ability through a Purah Pad during this encounter.


Once you unlock Fast Traveling after completing the first three shrines and revisiting Temple of Time, follow the steps below to reach the fourth and last shrine called Nachoyah:

  1. Start from the Temple of Time.

  2. Use Fast Travel to go to the Room of Awakening. Open your Purah Pad and select “Travel” on the blue mark in the map’s Southern region, specifically the Room of Awakening.

  3. Once you arrive at the Room of Awakening, check your map. You’ll see the Nachoyah Shrine marked with a yellow circle.

  4. Use your abilities to reach the Nachoyah Shrine, and then enter inside to continue your journey.

How To Complete

Your next challenge, “The Ability To Rewind,” starts right when you enter the shrine.

Follow these steps and successfully end the challenge ahead:

  1. Step onto the raft floating in the water and use your Rewind ability.

  2. After the raft reaches the next platform, disembark and proceed straight ahead.

  3. When another raft falls from a waterfall, get on it and use your Rewind ability again. This will take you back to where it dropped from.

  4. Once the raft reaches its destination, step off it. Turn right to face your next obstacle.

  5. You’ll encounter two clock hands rotating in opposite directions. Use the Rewind Ability when the clock hands align. This will synchronize both hands and clear the pathway.

  6. Move forward and interact with the mark to complete the challenge.

Completing all four Shrines in Great Sky Island finally enables players to proceed further by opening the gate of the Temple of Time and entering the Hyrile Kingdom.

My Recommendations For Great Sky Island Shrines

I recommend players start familiarizing themselves with the game mechanics in Great Sky Island, especially while performing challenges of all four Shrines located on the island. In addition, the possibility of progressing in the game’s main storyline without facing these Great Sky Islands is null. These reasons alone prove the importance of locating and completing these shrines successfully.

That is about it from my guide to Great Sky Island shrines. You can drop your queries in the comments below, and I will try to answer them for you. 

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