12 “Demon Slayer” Real Life Locations in Japan (Kimetsu no Yaiba)

Here, you can check out 12 must-visit spots for fans of the hit anime series “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”.

Table of Contents

What’s Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba)?
Synopsis of Demon Slayer
What’s the Real Life Locations?
Real life Locations #1 Kamado Shrine
Real life Locations #2 Hachiman Kamado Shrine
Real life Locations #3 Amanoiwatate Shrine (Itto Stone)
Real life Locations #4 Meiji-mura
Real life Locations #5 Kyoto Railway Museum / Mooka Railway SL Kyuroku (96) Kan
Real life Locations #6 Ashikaga Flower Park
Real life Locations #7 Mt. Kumotori
Real life Locations #8 Mt. Ohdake
Real life Locations #9 Mt. Hinode
Real life Locations #10 Mt. Kagenobu
Real life Locations #11 Asakusa
Real life Locations #12 Ashinomaki Onsen, Ohkawa Sou (Ryokan)


What’s Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba)?

The Japanese cartoon “Demon Slayer” had been serialized on the Jump Magazine since 2016. This is sad but energetic story, you can see fabric of human relationships between attractive characters of demon slayer corps and demons.

It was also broadcasted in Japan as a TV series from April to September in 2019. Taking this opportunity, the circulation of manga has increased dramatically.

In October 2020, the movie of Demon Slayer: Mugen Train was released. Various related goods and collaboration campaigns have also been launched. Now fans of Demon Slayer are all over Japan, and the number of fans continues to increase.

Interested in the summary of the movie: Mugen Train?
[Summary] Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Train


Synopsis of Demon Slayer

The main character is Tanjiro, a kind-hearted boy who sells ​​charcoal for his living. One day demon slaughters his entire family. His younger sister,Nezuko is the only survivor, but has been transformed into a demon herself. Tanjiro sets out on a dangerous journey to find a way to return his sister to normal and destroy the demon who ruined his life.


What’s the Real Life Locations?

Demon Slayer is set in Taisho era (1912~1926) of Japan, so the buildings that appears in the story does not exist. But places associated with the characters and similar places are actually all over Japan.
The place where the popular work was set and the shooting site are called “seichi 聖地 (holy place)” in Japanese among the fans. And they enjoy the world view of Demon Slayer by visiting those places. I would call the “seichi” the real life locations for here.


Here are 12 spots that you must visit to enjoy the world view of Demon Slayer.

#1 Kamado Shrine

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Kamado Shrine (竈門神社 Kamado Jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Dazaifu, Fukuoka prefecture, Japan.

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#2 Hachiman Kamado Shrine

Hachiman Kamado Shrine (八幡竈門神社 Hachiman Kamado Jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Beppu, Ohita prefecture, Japan.

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#3 Amanoiwatate Shrine (Itto Rock)

Amanoiwatate Shrine (天石立神社 Amanoiwatate Jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Nara, Nara prefecture, Japan.
Itto rock (一刀石 Itto-seki) located near this shrine is very similar to the rock that Tanjiro split in Demon Slayer.

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#4 Meiji-mura

Meiji-mura (明治村) is an open-air architectural museum/theme park in Inuyama, near Nagoya in Aichi prefecture, Japan.

There are buildings, streetcars, and steam locomotive from the Meiji era. You can get in touch with historically important and valuable structures.

Because the several locations there are similar to the scene that appears in Demon Slayer, Meiji-mura has become hot topic among fans.

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#5 Kyoto Railway Museum / Mooka Railway SL Kyuroku (96) Kan

Kyoto Railway Museum is a railway museum in Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan.
And, Mooka Railway Company runs the museum called Mooka Railway SL Kyuroku (96) Kan.

At those two places, You can see the same type of steam locomotive in the one in Demon Slayer movie “Mugen Train”.

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#6 Ashikaga Flower Park

Ashikaga Flower Park (あしかがフラワーパーク) is flower theme park in Ashikaga, Tochigi prefecture, Japan.

The gorgeous wisteria trellis in the theme park look like Mt. Fujikasane that is the stage of final selection of demon slayer corps in Demon Slayer anime.

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#7 Mt. Kumotori

Mt. Kumotori (雲取山) stands at the boundary of Tokyo, Saitama, and Yamanashi Prefectures on the island of Honshū, Japan.

It is said that Mt. Kumotori is Tanjiro and Nezuko’s hometown.

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#8 Mt. Ohdake

Mt. Ohdake (大岳山) stands at the boundary of Hinohara-mura and Okutama, Tokyo.

It is said that Mt. Ohdake is Inosuke’s hometown who is Tanjiro’s friend and a member of demon slayer corps.

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#9 Mt. Hinode

Mt. Hinode (日の出山) stands at the boundary of Ohme city and Hinode machi, Nishitama gun, Tokyo.

It is said that Mt. Hinode is Gyomei Himejima’s hometown who is a member of “Hashira”: 9 highest swordsmen in demon slayer corps.

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#10 Mt. Kagenobu

Mt. Kagenobu (景信山) stands at the boundary of Hachioji city, Tokyo and Sagamihara city, Kanagawa.

It is said that Mt. Kagenobu is Muichiro Tokito’s hometown who is a member of “Hashira”: 9 highest swordsmen in demon slayer corps.

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#11 Asakusa

Asakusa (浅草) is a district in Taito, Tokyo, Japan, famous for the Senso-ji, a Buddhist temple and various tourist spots.

Asakusa is the place Tanjiro meets Muzan Kibutsuji who is the biggest enemy of demon slayer corps.

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#12 Ashinomaki Onsen, Ohkawa-so (Ryokan)

Ohkawa-so (大川荘) is Japanese style hotel located in Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. They have the amazing hot spring, Ashinomaki Onsen (芦ノ牧温泉).

The inside the building of Ohkawa-so is similar to “Mugen Castle” in Demon Slayer.

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