Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (TotK) — A Trip Through History Quest Guide

Here's how to complete the A Trip Through History quest in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom A Trip Through History quest will take you back to Kakariko Village. When you arrive, you’ll notice some things have changed. Most notably, there are now ruins of a structure that the residents call Ring Ruins due to their shape. To complete the TotK A Trip Through History, you’ll need to research them all. Our guide tells you how.

How to Complete A Trip Through History Quest in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

A Trip Through History Quest Location

Since the TotK A Trip Through History quest takes place in Kakariko Village, head back there at (1808, 0984, 0113) on the map. The quickest way to get to Kakriko Village is by using the Sahasra Slope Skyview Tower and locating the village from the sky.

Coincidentally, I also found this to be a great landmark for this quest, as well. Traveling back here to fly to the next Ring Ruin quickly is certainly one way to get from one location to another.

In Kakariko Village, find an NPC named Bugut. He has a beard and short hair and is typically hanging out in the center of the village.

TotK A Trip Through History Quest Walkthrough

After talking to Bugut, you’ll be tasked to go to each ruin and relay the research team’s findings. Your main goal is to find a tablet in each Ring Ruin and translate the research notes you find there by examining them.

Below is a map with each of the locations of the four Ring Ruins for the TotK A Trip Through History quest. As you can see, each one is depicted on the map if you zoom in close enough. They can be found in the northeast, northwest, southeast, and southwest.

East Hill Ring Ruin Location (Northeast)

The East Hill ring ruin is northeast of Kakariko Village, marked green in the screenshot above. Solving this ring ruin for the TotK A Trip Through History Quest is pretty simple.

All you have to do is make your way to the marked location — I recommend coming in from above by using a Tower — and search around until you find a nook with a slab on the wall. Below that, there will be a book on a table that you can Examine. Doing so will cause Link to piece together the notes to relay to Bugut.

Lantern Lake Ring Ruin (Northwest)

The Lantern Lake ring ruin is northwest of Kakariko Village, marked with a yellow pin in the map shot above. The slab has been retrieved by some researchers, who you’ll run into on a bridge near this location. One of them has fallen asleep and needs a Hearty Truffle to wake up.

If you don’t have one in your inventory, the other NPC will point you to a waterfall in the village where you can retrieve one. After you give the sleeping researcher his truffle, you’ll be able to examine the next set of research notes.

Pillars of Levia Ring Ruin (Southwest)

The Pillars of Levia ring ruin is southwest of the village, marked by a blue pin on the map screenshot above. Outside of this ring, you’ll run into two bickering old villagers.

They’ll ask you to dispatch the Bokoblin camp inside the Ring Ruin. Once you do, you’ll be able to examine the research notes, moving on to the last part of the Tears of the Kingdom A Trip Through History quest.

Eastern Kakariko Ring Ruin (Southeast)

The Eastern Kakariko ring ruin is located just southeast of the village. I’ve put a purple pin there in the map screenshot above. It’s easy to reach this one from Kakariko Village, and there’s no extra requirement for this one. Just find the notes and examine them to get the info you need for the quest.

When you’ve examined the last ring ruin research note, return to Kakariko Village and talk to Bugut to complete the Tears of the Kingdom A Trip Through History quest. For more quest walkthroughs and tips, check out our Zelda:TotK guide hub.

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