Does Tears of the Kingdom Have Shrines?

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Learn everything you need to know about shrines in Tears of the Kingdom!

Does Tears of the Kingdom Have Shrines?

One of the charms of the games in the Zelda series is its inclusion of dungeons. These dungeons usually have puzzles that Link must solve to continue. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, one of the series and gaming’s most adored and critically praised games, is no exception to this. In the game, there are locations called Shrines where Link must solve puzzles to complete them.

Upon completing the Shrine, Link will get a reward that he can exchange to get more hearts or stamina. Now that the much-awaited sequel to Breath of the Wild is finally here, fans of the beloved series ask: “Does The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom have Shrines?” In this post, we will explore that!

Shrines in Tears of the Kingdom

The simple answer to the question above is yes; there are Shrines in Tears of the Kingdom. In this game, these Shrines are called the Shrines of Light. These are sacred places that purge Darkness. The Shrines of Light in Tears of the Kingdom are still mini-dungeons with puzzles that Link must solve.

There are many differences between the Shrines in Breath of the Wild and the Shrines in Tears of the Kingdom. These differences are the following:

1. Zonai

Link finds The Ancient Shrines in Breath of the Wild from the Sheikah. These Shrines, Link will meet Sheikah Monks at the end of these Shrines. In Tears of the Kingdom, on the other hand, the Shrines of Light are created by the Zonai. Link will find a statue of King Rauru and Queen Sonia at the end of these Shrines of Light. They are the founders and first rulers of the kingdom of Hyrule.

Because they are from different cultures, these Shrines’ architecture is also different. The Ancient Shrines are brown, shaped like cones, and have blue markings. Then, to enter Ancient Shrines, Link will ride them using elevator platforms. On the other hand, the Shrines of Light in Tears of the Kingdom are egg-shaped stone structures.

Upon discovery, these Shrines have swirls of glowing green energy on top. It also has two dragon statues in the front that wrap around the middle of the back of the Shrine. To enter Shrines of Light, Link must enter through a green portal.

Visual Cues

In Breath of the Wild, the glow on the exteriors of Ancient Shrines is orange. Once Link interacts with it to open the entrance and activate the waypoint, the glow on the base of the exteriors will turn blue, but the top part will remain orange. Then, the colors will change once Link has completed the Ancient Shrine. All of the glow on the exteriors of Ancient Shrines will turn blue. 

In contrast, the Shrines of Light in Tears of the Kingdom also have different visual cues. Upon finding a Shrine of Light, the only glow is the swirling green energy on top of the shrine and the green symbol that Link must interact with.

Once Link interacts with the green symbol to activate the waypoint, the symbol disappears, but the green portal to enter the Shrine will appear. After Link completes a Shrine of Light, the swirling green energy at the top of the Shrine will disappear, but the green portal will remain.

2. Light of Blessing

Although they both serve the same purpose, the Shrines in Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom differ. 

In Ancient Shrines in Breath of the Wild, Link receives Spirit Orbs from monks for completing the Shrines. For Shrines in Tears of the Kingdom, on the other hand, Link will receive Lights of Blessing upon completion. These are given by King Rauru and Queen Sonia’s statues. According to in-game lore, these Lights of Blessing are responsible for purging the Darkness.

Like in Spirit Orbs in Breath of the Wild, Link can exchange four Lights of Blessing for a Heart Vessel or a Stamina Vessel. A Heart Vessel adds a heart to Link’s health, while a Stamina Vessel adds 1/5th of Link’s Stamina Wheel.

Speaking of rewards, each of the Shrines in Tears of the Kingdom, like in Breath of the Wild, has at least one treasure chest that Link can find and open.

3. Number of Shrines

The number of Shrines that Link can complete in the two games also differs. In Breath of the Wild, Link can complete 120 Shrines in the base game and 16 more in the game’s DLCs, bringing it to 136 Shrines. In Tears of the Kingdom, however, Link can find and complete 152 Shrines all over Hyrule.

Also, in Tears of the Kingdom, Link can explore Hyrule’s skies and depths. So, Link can find 120 of these Shrines on the vast surface of Hyrule, while 32 of these Link will be able to find on islands in the skies of Hyrule.

Here is a list of all the Shrines that Link can find in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and each of their coordinates:

Shrines on the Surface of the Hyrule

Screenshot of Link standing outside a Lookout Landing Skyview Tower in Tears of the Kingdom
Lookout Landing Skyview Tower Map

On the map that is unlocked by activating this Skyview Tower, Link can find seven Shrines:

Shrine NameCoordinates
Ishodag Shrine-0885, 0418, 0048
Jiosin Shrine-0240, -0374, 0026
Kyononis Shrine-0205, 0451, 0021
Sepapa Shrine0219, 1082, 0028
Seratabomac Shrine-0180, 1170, 0280
Susuyai Shrine-0785, -0433, 0018
Yamiyo Shrine0333, 0468, 0029
Hyrule Field Skyview Tower Map

Link can complete 10 Shrines in the area that this Skyview Tower covers:

Shrine NameCoordinates
Kamizun Shrine(-0176, -1557, 0023)
Kyokugon Shrine(-0710, -1550, 0006)
Mayachin Shrine(-0705, -0866, 0031)
Riogok Shrine(-1443, -1616, 0089)
Sonapan Shrine(-1921, -0356, 0228)
Tajikats Shrine(0344, -1007, 0016)
Teniten Shrine(-0073, -1115, 0021)
Tsutsu-um Shrine(-1422, -1350, 0068)
Tadarok Shrine(-2658, -2236, 0067)
Usazum Shrine(-2140, -0873, 0093)
Lindor’s Brow Skyview Tower Map

Link can complete eight shrines in this area:

Shrine NameCoordinates
Ikatak Shrine(-3950, 1138, 0112)
Iun-orok Shrine(-3538, 0853, -0133)
Kiuyoyou Shrine(-1106, 2086, 0104)
Makurukis Shrine(-2848, 0629, 0233)
Oromuwak Shrine(-3079, 1618, 0243)
Runakit Shrine(-2534, 1167, 0177)
Sinakawak Shrine(-1413, 0757, 0089)
Taki-ihaban Shrine(-1828, 1196, 0147)
Rospro Pass Skyview Tower Map

This Skyview Tower unlocks an area with eight Shrines:

Shrine NameCoordinates
Eutoum Shrine(-3506, 3570, 0387)
Gatakis Shrine(-3650, 1805, 0168)
Otak Shrine(-4391, 3714, 0212)
Rutafu-um Shrine(-2996, 3102, 0515)
Sahirow Shrine(-3355, 2387, 0361)
Sisuran Shrine(-2559, 3353, 0245)
Tauyosipun Shrine(-4539, 2881, 0262)
Wao-os Shrine(-4059, 1991, 0183)
Pikida Stonegrove Skyview Tower Map

In the area unlocked by this Skyview Tower, Link can find five Shrines:

Shrine NameCoordinates
Mayausiy Shrine(-1165, 2602, -0083)
Mayaotaki Shrine(-0823, 3535, 0235)
Nouda Shrine(-2319, 2201, 0173)
Orochium Shrine(-1638, 2643, 0239)
Oshozan-u Shrine(-1404, 3677, 0288)
Thyphlo Ruins Skyview Tower Map

Link can find nine Shrines around this Skyview Tower:

Shrine NameCoordinates
Kikakin Shrine(-0395, 2736, 0287)
Mayak Shrine(1270, 3733, 0106)
Minetak Shrine(0393, 3485, 0068)
Musanokir Shrine(0408, 2133, 0144)
Ninjis Shrine(0353, 1890, 0178)
Pupunke Shrine(0619, 2211, 0164)
Sakunbomar Shrine(0166, 2319, 0179)
Sikukuu Shrine(0700, 2793, 0226)
Tenmaten Shrine(-0594, 1551, -0014)
Eldin Canyon Skyview Tower Map

In the area that this Skyview Tower covers, Link can find 11 Shrines:

Shrine NameCoordinates
Ekochiu Shrine(1059, 1276, 0045)
Isisim Shrine(1842, 2841, 0363)
Jiotak Shrine(1833, 3179, 0257)
Kisinona Shrine(2567, 1245, 0173)
Kimayat Shrine(2863, 3637, 0241)
Marakuguc Shrine(1761, 2508, 0437)
Momosik Shrine(2959, 2758, 0524)
Moshapin Shrine(2678, 1905, 0131)
Sibajitak Shrine(2401, 3273, 0402)
Sitsum Shrine(2367, 2598, 0790)
Timawak Shrine(1798, 1639, 0311)
Ulri Mountain Skyview Tower Map

Link can complete nine Shrines in the area covered by this Skyview Tower:

Shrine NameCoordinates
Domizuin Shrine(3305, 1443, 0426)
Gemimik Shrine(4513, 2116, 0001)
Igashuk Shrine(4653, 3702, 0129)
Jochi-ihiga Shrine(3809, 1219, 0090)
Jochi-iu Shrine(4346, 2875, 0165)
Kamatukis Shrine(3431, 3355, 0071)
Mayachideg Shrine(3061, 1823, 0216)
Rasiwak Shrine(4664, 3262, 0002)
Sinatanika Shrine(3839, 2301, 0048)
Upland Zorana Skyview Tower Map

In the area of this Skyview Tower, Link can complete eight Shrines:

Shrine NameCoordinates
Apogek Shrine(3887, -0217, 0164)
Gatanisis Shrine(4498, 0825, 0095)
Ihen-a Shrine(3784, 0579, 0485)
Joniu Shrine(2918, 0505, 0155)
Maoikes Shrine(2277, 0150, 0079)
Mogawak Shrine(3298, 0424, 0112)
Rasitakiwak Shrine(4166, 1323, 0229)
Yomizuk Shrine(4412, -0610, 0034)
Sahasra Slope Skyview Tower Map

In this area, Link can find nine Shrines of Light:

Shrine NameCoordinates
Eshos Shrine(1564, -1945, 0157)
Jojon Shrine(1202, 0329, 0027)
Jonsau Shrine(1743, 0018, 0025)
Kurakat Shrine(2362, -0511, 0156)
Makasura Shrine(1770, -1050, 0166)
Morok Shrine(1183,-0780, 0133)
O-ogim Shrine(2755, -1089, 0100)
Ren-iz Shrine(0756, 0823, 0082)
Tukarok Shrine(0915, -0250, 0035)
Mount Lanayru Skyview Tower Map

Link will be able to complete seven Shrines in the area of this Skyview Tower:

Shrine NameCoordinates
Anedamimik Shrine(4231, -2178, -0012)
Jikais Shrine(4266, -1674, 0182)
Jogou Shrine(3346, -1188, 0057)
Mayahisik Shrine(3730, -2057, 0189)
Sihajog Shrine(4544, -0845, 1121)
Zakusu Shrine(3527, -1481, 0168)
Zanmik Shrine(3469, -2180, 0148)
Rabella Wetlands Skyview Tower Map

This Skyview Tower covers an area with only four Shrines:

Shrine NameCoordinates
Bamitok Shrine(3094, -3209, 0082)
Marari-In Shrine(4632, -3712, 0018)
Sifumim Shrine(2826, -3271, 0078)
Tokiy Shrine(2304, -2377, -0028)
Popla Foothills Skyview Tower Map

This Skyview Towers covers an area that has eight Shrines:

Shrine NameCoordinates
En-oma Shrine(0104, -2517, -0087)
Ishokin Shrine(-0562, -3524, 0129)
Jiukoum Shrine(0867, -2280, 0141)
Jochisiu Shrine(0931, -1902, 0030)
Joju-u-u Shrine(1516, -3576, 0142)
Susub Shrine(0348, -2050, -0026)
Utojis Shrine(1217, -2542, 0096)
Utsushok Shrine(0669, -3358, 0072)
Gerudo Highlands Skyview Tower

There are six Shrines that Link can find in the area covered by this Skyview Tower:

Shrine NameCoordinates
Gasas Shrine(-4152, 0098, 0040)
Mayamats Shrine(-4637, -1514, 0452)
Otutsum Shrine(-4468, -0670, 0509)
Rotsumamu Shrine(-3407, -1362, 0335)
Suariwak Shrine(-2523, -1770, 0131)
Turakawak Shrine(-3496, -0197, 0066)
Gerudo Canyon Skyview Tower Map

In the area covered by this Skyview Tower, Link can find 12 Shrines of Light:

Shrine NameCoordinates
Chichim Shrine(-3211, -3007, -0049)
Irasak Shrine(-4159, -3824, 0028)
Karahatag Shrine(-3726, -3625, 0043)
Kitawak Shrine(-1529, -2928, 0321)
Kudanisar Shrine(-4168, -2144, 0050)
Mayatat Shrine(-3292, -2509, 0024)
Miryotanog Shrine(-4679, -3086, 0054)
Motsusis Shrine(1795, -3485, 0045)
Rakakudaj Shrine(-2031, -1847, 0064)
Siwakama Shrine(-2445, -3345, 0041)
Soryotanog Shrine(-3883, -2964, 0123)
Turakamik Shrine(-2658, -2236, 0067)

Shrines in the Skies of Hyrule

A screenshot showing Link in Tears of the Kingdom

As previously mentioned, Link can find 32 Shrines of Light on islands in the skies of the Kingdom of Hyrule:

Shrine NameCoordinates
Ga-Ahisas Shrine(-3596, 0962, 1699)
Ganos Shrine(-3366, 0468, 1695)
Gikaku Shrine(4506, 2164, 1155)
Gutanbac Shrine(0709, -1381, 1584)
Ijo-o Shrine(-3863, 2684, 0702)
Igoshon Shrine(3480, 0664, 1326)
In-isa Shrine(0013, -1506, 1408)
Jinodok Shrine(-1257, -1487, 1008)
Jirutagumac Shrine(2916, 0533, 0951)
Joku-u Shrine(1375, -3339, 0429)
Joku-usin Shrine(1070, -3347, 0786)
Josiu Shrine(1759, -1208, 0924)
Kadaunar Shrine(1883, 1202, 1251)
Kahatanaum Shrine(-3294, 3430, 1347)
Kumamayn Shrine(2856, -2857, 1212)
Mayam Shrine(0341, 2814, 1821)
Mayanas Shrine(4613, -0947, 1790)
Mayasiar Shrine(-3544, -0320, 1965)
Mayaumekis Shrine(-2947, 3051, 0897)
Mogisari Shrine(4655, 2496, 1010)
Nachoyah Shrine(0390, -1162, 2298)
Natak Shrine(3669, 1488, 1157)
Rakashog Shrine(-1715, -2119, 1149)
Sihajog Shrine(4477, -0810, 1115)
Simosiwak Shrine(0163, 1973, 0759)
Siyamotsus Shrine(-1793, -3331, 1015)
Taninoud Shrine(-1800, 3406, 0949)
Taunhiy Shrine(-2400, 0824, 0615)
Tenbez Shrine(-056, 3535, 0234)
Ukoojisi Shrine(1470, -2170, 0585)
Ukouh Shrine(0275, -0910, 1460)
Yansamin Shrine(2349, -1782, 1475)

Conclusion

When it comes to whether Tears of the Kingdom has shrines, the answer is a resounding yes. Shrines play a significant role in the game, offering a sense of discovery, satisfaction, and adventure. These sacred places provide challenges, puzzles, and rewards for those brave enough to seek them out.

From the enchanting beauty of the environments to the satisfaction of solving intricate shrine puzzles, Tears of the Kingdom offers an immersive and rewarding experience all over Hyrule, which is now even bigger than ever.

So, if you’re ready to embark on an epic journey filled with exploration and ancient wonders, as you read above, rest assured that the game holds a wealth of shrines waiting to be discovered.

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