Temple of Time

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This article is about the recurring landmark. For the dungeon in Twilight Princess, see Temple of Time (Dungeon).
Temple of Time
Temple of Time.jpg
Temple of Time from Ocarina of Time


In Other Languages[show]
Language Name
Japan 日本語 時の神殿
France Française Temple du Temps
Spain Español Templo del Tiempo
Germany Deutsch Zitadelle der Zeit
Italy Italiana Santuario del Tempo

The Temple of Time is a location that appears in four The Legend of Zelda games, including Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword, and Breath of the Wild. It was constructed to keep evil beings from touching the sacred Master Sword and entering the Sacred Realm. The Temple itself was built around the Pedestal of Time in which the Master Sword is embedded.


Ocarina of Time

The Temple of Time in Ocarina of Time is located in the northeastern section of the Hyrule Castle Town Market. After Link has collected all the Spiritual Stones, Princess Zelda tells Link to go to the Temple and play the Song of Time with the Ocarina of Time in order to open the Door of Time. After placing all the three Spiritual Stones on the altar and playing the song, the Door of Time will open and reveal the Pedestal of Time along with the Master Sword. From here on out, Link can go in and out of the Temple to go either forwards or backwards in time.

Twilight Princess

Main article: Temple of Time (Dungeon)

The Temple of Time appears as a dungeon and a location in Twilight Princess. This dungeon is located deep within the Sacred Grove. During Link's second visit, he will be able to explore a new area. This area is above the original area where Link had to previously solve the puzzle. There will be a door with a Sacred Grove Guardians blocking the entrance. Link will have to thrust the Master Sword back into its original pedestal to remove the guardian. This will make the door and entrance to the Temple of Time accessible.

This Temple is crawling with enemies. The mini-boss for the Temple of Time is a Darknut; an enemy engulfed in dark armor carrying a large sword and shield. Once Link vanquishes it, he is rewarded with the dungeon item, the Dominion Rod. The boss of the Temple of Time is Armogohma; an incredibly over-sized arachnid with a large eye accompanied by several smaller ones. Once Link conquers this boss, he is rewarded with a Heart Container and the third Mirror Shard.

Skyward Sword


This is the northwestern region
of Lanayru Desert. The Temple of
is visible from this location.
We stand at the temple's front gate.
When you can't progress any farther,
I recommend investigating the complex
terrain of the area to see if you find
anything hidden.
Master, due to the topography of the
local terrain, visibility will be limited.
Your Beetle's exploratory capabilities
are suited to tackling this problem.

In Skyward Sword, the Temple of Time is located in Lanayru Desert. Its entrance was originally blocked off causing Link to go through the Lanayru Mining Facility as an alternative route to get inside the temple. Upon entering the Temple, Link confronts Impa and Zelda, but is soon interrupted by Ghirahim's pursuit for Zelda's body. A large battle ensues ending with the Gate of Time being destroyed, and everyone but Link leaving their separate ways. Before Zelda leaves through the before broken Gate of Time, she bestows the Goddess's Harp unto Link.

Breath of the Wild

Main article: Temple of Time (Breath of the Wild)

The Temple of Time makes a reappearance in Breath of the Wild, but it has been largely destroyed by the Calamity.