The region is dominated by the Hateno Tower that reveals the regional map on the Sheikah Slate. Fort Hateno is located near the border leading to West Necluda and was defended by Link an epic battle with the Guardians during the Great Calamity. As a result, Hateno Village survived the Calamity and continues to be peaceful even one hundred years later when Link awakens after being sealed in the Shrine of Resurrection. However monsters have taken over certain portions of the region such as the ruins of the Equestrian Riding Course and often attack travelers along the path to Hateno Village.
In Hateno Village, there are several shops such as Kochi Dye Shop, General Store, Armor Shop, and an Inn. It is also where the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab run by Impa's sister Purah is located. The carpenter Bolson runs his construction business here and Link can purchase an empty house scheduled for demolition as part of the Hylian Homeowner side quest, thus Link's House will be located in the region if Link decides to purchase it (which is a good idea as it gives Link a free bed to sleep in and he can add weapon mounts to his house which he can use to store weapons and shields if he wishes to keep them while freeing up space in his inventory). The Horned Statue is located next to Firly Pond that flows under the bridge leading to Link's House and is where Link can exchange Heart Containers and Stamina Vessels. As a result, Hateno Village acts as a hub area for Link.