Kakariko Graveyard from Ocarina of Time
|First appearance||Ocarina of Time (1998)|
|Appears in||Ocarina of Time|
|Point(s) of interest||(Ocarina of Time)|
Royal Family's Tomb
King Zora's Grave
|Inhabitants||(Ocarina of Time)|
Boy in the Graveyard
- "Hey, son, what are you doing wandering around this late at night? Oh, I get it. You're testing your courage, aren't you? You must want to go to...a graveyard!"
- — Clock Soldier
Kakariko Graveyard can be found at the far northeast corner of Kakariko Village. The graveyard is home to a total of twenty-one graves, most of whose headstones can be pushed away. This will, for the most part, cause either a Poe to appear and attack Link, or reveal a Rupee to have been hidden underneath. Four specific graves reveal a hidden passageway when moved. At the very back of the graveyard is the Shadow Temple, which can only be accessed by playing the "Nocturne of Shadow" on the Ocarina of Time.
Beneath the Royal Family's headstone lies the Royal Family's Tomb, a subterranean complex of large chambers wherein are hidden the notes to the "Sun's Song". The song's composers, Flat and Sharp, collectively the Composer Brothers, are buried right next to the Royal Family's Tomb. If their graves are examined, their spectral Poe forms appear and attack Link. When defeated, they will divulge some information pertaining to their composition before disappearing on friendly terms. Two other graves hide a Piece of Heart, a Hylian Shield (or a blue Rupee if Link already has a shield), and a Fairy Fountain.
Dampé, the gravekeeper, lives in a small hut near the entrance to the Graveyard. When Link is a child, he can be seen pacing the graveyard at night and will allow Link to participate in Dampé's Heart-Pounding Gravedigging Tour where Link can win Rupees or a Piece of Heart. After his death, his ghost can be found in his grave, which is situated on the west side of the Graveyard. Therein, Link, as an adult, can race Dampé to obtain the Hookshot, and a Piece of Heart if he races Dampé again and completes the course in one minute or less.
The Kakariko Graveyard can be accessed by entering a gate behind Renado's sanctuary. There is a small, hidden area in this graveyard far to the north of the regular Graveyard, and can be entered via a small crawlspace. This area contains a small pond, and a patch of land where the late King Zora and Queen Rutela are buried. To the east and under the lake is a small hole leading to Lake Hylia. After the Zora, Prince Ralis, has recovered from his sickness, he spends some time near his parents' grave until he returns to Zora's Domain to accept his responsibility as king.
A flock of Guays circles the tree near the back of the graveyard where a Golden Ant can be found, and at night, two Imp Poes can be found by pushing the headstones in the front. There is also a beehive, where Link can obtain bee larva. Curiously, there is a small structure tucked off to the side that resembles a well of some sort, covered up by plates of tin roofing. This leads down into Renado's basement and is only used once, when Wolf Link is searching for the Tears of Light and breaks out of the 'well' to exit Renado's basement. The 'well' cannot be entered later.