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For the item in Spirit Tracks, see From Princess Zelda.
Zelda's Letter
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Main appearance(s)
Accessing Death Mountain Trail (OoT)

Zelda's Letter is an item in Ocarina of Time.[1]

Location and Uses

Link receives Zelda's Letter from the Princess herself in the Castle Courtyard.[2] Zelda's Letter is required to make the Death Mountain Trail Gatekeeper in Kakariko Village open the gate that leads to the Death Mountain Trail. After Link gives the Letter to the Gatekeeper, he will open the gate, which will remain open for the rest of the game.[3]


  • The Hylian text on the back of Zelda's Letter reads "Zelda".


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapaneseゼルダの手紙 (Zeruda no Tegami) (OoT)[4]Same as English.
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  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 143 (OoT | OoT3D)
  2. "One more thing... Take this letter... I'm sure it will be helpful to you." — Princess Zelda (Ocarina of Time)
  3. "Oh, this is... This is surely Princess Zelda's handwriting! Well, let's see... Hmmm... OK... "This is Link... He is under my orders to save Hyrule." Wah ha ha ha hah! What kind of funny game has our Princess come up with now?! OK, OK, all right. You can go now... Just be careful, Mr. Hero! Wah hah ha ha hah!" — Death Mountain Trail Gatekeeper (Ocarina of Time)
  4. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Shogakukan) pg. 149