I'm quite in love with the game right now.
On my way to Kakariko (or however it's spelled), I stopped at the stable area on the road to it, did the shrine next to it, then looked behind the shrine and went "...can I?". The answer was yes.
Also, directed more towards that "You can go there" comment they made a while ago for the game: I saw that mountain, I went to the mountain, and I climbed that fucking mountain (with the base stamina bar!). And there was stuff to do there.