Kaya Wan Shrine / Shields from Water – BotW

The Kaya Wan Shrine is one of the Shrines people most teleport to in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as it is in its own central region and it’s tied to the Wetland Stable. Here’s how to complete it!


The Kaya Wan Shrine is located to the west of The Lanayru Wetlands, just up the hill next to the Wetland Stable.

Also, just across the Hylia River to the South-West is the Recovered Memory #16 – Despair; it might be worth getting!

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Walkthrough of the Kaya Wan Shrine

Upon entering the Shrine, you’ll see a pool of water and the waterfall making the pool. Use your Cryonis rule to get across the pool and create more Ice Pillars in a staircase manner to ascend the waterfall and get to the next room.

In the next room you’ll see a Guardian Scout on a raised pillar surrounded by a pool of water. You can defeat the Guardian by shooting it, throwing a weapon at it or parrying back its laser blasts – it shouldn’t take long. To the right of the guardian is a wooden chest floating on the water, use Cryonis again to get to it and open it to find an Ancient Core. Continue using Cryonis to get to the other side of the room!

In the penultimate room there are two guardians on raised pillars, defeat them like the last one. Now, jump onto the raft that is repeatedly flowing down the water and use a Cryonis Pillar ahead of the raft just ahead of the door on your left. Use another Cryonis Pillar to open the door and open the chest to find a Knight’s Broadsword.

Now, jump back onto the raft and break the Cryonis Pillar so the raft continues to move forward. When the raft is about to fall off the edge, jump off, use your paraglider to glide to the platform on the right and acquire the Spirit Orb from the Shrine’s Monk!

Full Video Walkthrough

Kaya Wan Shrine Walkthrough

I hope you enjoyed this article and I hope it helped! Feel free to check out our other cache of Shrine Walkthroughs to find whichever one you’re looking for!

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