How To Complete Gikaku Shrine In Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom

Up up you go, to find the crystal of Gikaku shrine bro.

Gikaku Shrine is a part of crystal quests in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. These shrines don’t offer any indoor challenges; instead, unlocking their entrance by offering a green crystal is their main objective.

The quest associated with Gikaku Shrine in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is known as the Sky Mine Crystal. While this one is on the easier side, finding Gikaku Shrine is no easy task. In this guide, we will take you soaring into the sky to earn Rauru’s blessing.

Gikaku Shrine Location in Zelda: TotK

Gikaku Shrine is well hidden in the sky area of Sokka Sky Archipelago, which resides above Akkala Highlands. Before venturing into this area, we recommend completing the Tulin of Rito main quest and acquiring Tulin’s Gust ability.

Fast Travel to the Ulri Mountain Skyview Tower and use it to get airborne. Turn east and open your glider. Use Tulin’s Gust to propel yourself towards the islands. It is futile to reach the upper islands, so we recommend dropping to the bottom one.


Save your game here as things can go horribly wrong.

You will find a hoverboard zonai construct (3778, 1879, 0993) here. You can use this to reach the higher islands, but we recommend having your own zonai charges.

Attach all 4 power cells (don’t attach the remaining fans) and use them to travel northeast to find a couple of other islands. Once you reach the lower island, interact with the Shrine entrance (4504, 2163, 1155) to start the Sky Mine Crystal quest and unlock the fast travel point.

Gikaku Shrine Walkthrough

Below is a detailed walkthrough of the Sky Mine Crystal side quest to unlock Gikaku Shrine and earn Rauru’s Blessing.

1. The green light from Gikaku Shrine will point towards the highest Island in the chain. A mechanism is on a platform to the east of the Gikaku Shrine. Interact with the ring to activate the launchers.

2. You don’t need to adjust this island’s launcher. Just climb on it, and it will throw you into the sky. Use your glider to easily reach the second island.

3. On this Island, you need to arrange the launcher in a way that it faces the upper Island. This can be done by rotating the lever in the center of the Island. Once, the position is aligned, jump to the next island. Repeat the same process here.

4. Once you reach the platform with the green crystal (4519, 2109, 1419), use Ultrahand to pick it up and drop it straight down.

5. Jump down and follow the crystal which reaches the shrine island. Pick up the crystal and place it on the Gikaku Shrine’s entrance to open it.

6. Enter the shrine to collect Ruby as a reward from the treasure chest. Interact with Rauru and Sonia’s statues to earn a Light of Blessing and complete the Sky Mine Crystal quest.

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