Where are the shrines in the Great Sky Island in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Where are the shrines in the Great Sky Island in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
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Harry Boulton

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17th May 2023 17:22

The Great Sky Island in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the first area you will encounter, and can be quite confusing to actually navigate. While opening areas in past Zelda games are relatively contained, you are still left to your own devices, and it can be challenging to know what to do in this particular game.

With so many Shrine locations to find and a giant door to unlock, there is plenty to do in the Great Sky Island in TOTK, so make sure to check out the rest of this guide below to see all of the details.

Where are the shrines on the Great Sky Island?

There are four shrines that you'll need to complete on the Great Sky Island in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and they are thankfully on a relatively linear path to each other.

The TOTK Great Sky Island Shrine locations are as follows:

Ukouh Shrine - North, to the west of the Temple of Time

an image of the Ukoah Shrine location on the Great Sky Island in Tears of the Kingdom
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In-isa Shrine - Southwest, south of the large lake

an image of the In-isa Shrine location on the Great Sky Island in Tears of the Kingdom
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Gutanbac Shrine - East, in the snowy region

an image of the Gutanbac Shrine location on the Great Sky Island in Tears of the Kingdom
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Nachoyah Shrine - South, north of the Room of Awakening

an image of the Nachoya Shrine location on the Great Sky Island in Tears of the Kingdom
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The ideal order to complete them is the route that we've shown above, with the fourth and final shrine being hidden until you've completed Gutanbac.

What can you do on the Great Sky Island?

a screenshot showing the Steward Construct location in Tears of the Kingdom
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When you first step out onto the Great Sky Island in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom it can be quite overwhelming. You are given no direction and a big drop below if you have the guts to look over the edge.

The first thing you'll want to do on Great Sky Island in TOTK however is head to the first Steward Construct, found just down to the right of where you first landed. It might be curled up in its 'sleep' state, but its green and white stature shown above is hard to miss.

This particular Steward Construct will give you the Purah Pad - this game's version of the Sheikah Slate - and task you with finding Princess Zelda in the Temple of Time.

Outside of this, there are Korok seeds to find, Shrines to complete, and various enemies to fight. You will need to complete all four Shrines on the Great Sky Island in order to progress however, so make sure to carry on reading to see all of the Great Sky Island Shrine locations.

So, that's all you need to know about the Great Sky Island in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, giving you all of the details on what to do at the start, alongside the various Shrine locations you can visit. If you're looking for more Zelda content though, then make sure to check out our dedicated game page for the latest news and guides.

Harry Boulton
About the author
Harry Boulton
Harry is a Guides Writer at GGRecon, having completed a Masters of Research degree in Film Studies. Previously a freelance writer for PCGamesN, The Loadout, and Red Bull Gaming, he loves playing a wide variety of games from the Souls series to JRPGs, Counter-Strike, and EA FC. When not playing or writing about games and hardware, you're likely to find him watching football or listening to Madonna and Kate Bush.
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