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How to complete the Ukouh Shrine in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

The first Shrine of many.

Link completes the Ukouh Shrine in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Image credit: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom | Nintendo

Ukouh Shrine in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom forces you to understand the mechanics of the game right from the beginning. There’s a huge amount of new abilities to master and Shrines to explore; a few of which you can find on Great Sky Island.

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In typical Zelda fashion, the game doesn’t hold your hand, and puzzles are left to players to solve in their own way. After all, not every puzzle in Tears of the Kingdom has the same, single solution! To restart your journey forward, here’s how to complete the Ukouh Shrine in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.


How to complete the Ukouh Shrine in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

As you first set foot in Hyrule again, you’ll be spending some time on Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s Great Sky Island first. You might’ve already tried to visit the Temple of Time at this point, too, and been redirected to the Ukouh Shrine by Rauru instead.

It appears Link needs to complete some Shrines and power up his new arm before getting off this island among the clouds. Once you enter the Ukouh Shrine, marked on the below map, you’ll be granted the Ultrahand ability, which allows you to move things freely, and attach them to other objects!

The location of the Ukouh Shrine, marked on the Great Sky Island map in  The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Rauru points out the Ukouh Shrine for you, so clamber on over there! | Image credit: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom | Nintendo

Once Rauru leaves you to it, commence ahead and use your new ability to move the concrete plank here to form a bridge for Link.

Link uses the Ultrahand ability to create a bridge in the Ukouh Shrine of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Use Link's Ultrahand ability to move this plank and form a bridge. | Image credit: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom | Nintendo

Up next, there’ll be two concrete planks, and we’ll need to do a little DIY. Using the Ultrahand ability, you want to glue one plank to the end of the second plank, making an extra long plank.

You can then position this, also using the Ultrahand ability, to form another bridge across the gap for Link.

Link uses the Ultrahand ability to attach two planks together and form a bridge in the Ukouh Shrine of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Now use the Ultrahand ability to attach the two planks, and form an even longer bridge! | Image credit: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom | Nintendo

Now, the next area of the Ukouh Shrine is where things become tricky. We somehow have to make our way across an even larger gap using a wooden plank, and some hooks, but how?

Well, if you look upward, you’ll see an example of what we’re supposed to do; the wooden plank can manoeuvre across the long rail here, if we attach a hook to it. The image below shows off the example that I am talking about!

Link looks up at a platform riding along a rail in the Ukouh Shrine of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
See how that platform up there is moving along via the rail and hook? We need to replicate that. | Image credit: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom | Nintendo

So, whip out your Ultrahand ability, and attach one of the hooks here to the wooden plank. Then, carefully hook the contraption on the railing here. It’ll then begin to slide along to the end of the shrine, so jump on quickly!

Link rides a platform in the Ukouh Shrine of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Attach one of the nearby hooks upright to the wooden plank, and then hook it on the railing here. Jump aboard and complete the Ukouh Shrine! | Image credit: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom | Nintendo

At the end of the Ukouh Shrine, you’ll be granted the Light of Blessing. Although, Link will need to complete a few more Shrines across Great Sky Island before being granted access to the Temple of Time.

How to get the Ukouh Shrine chest in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

As is typically the case, the Ukouh Shrine also hides away a chest that you can acquire in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. You'll find the chest in the corner of the room after forming your second bridge, but before creating your platform (that takes you to the end of the Shrine).

Grabbing this chest is simple enough. Simple grab the bridge you made using two concrete planks using your Ultrahand ability, and move this over towards the ledge that the chest is on. Drop the planks so the edge is just over the ledge, and you'll have yourself a nice little ramp leading up to the chest!

Link looks toward a chest in the Ukouh Shrine, having positioned a ramp in front of it using the Ultrahand ability in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
This chest will reward you with some Amber. | Image credit: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom | Nintendo

For more on Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, check out how to get more hearts and stamina, as well as how to repair your weapons!

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