Here, you can check out 12 must-visit spots for fans of the hit anime series “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”.
- What’s Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba)?
- Synopsis of Demon Slayer
- What’s the Real Life Locations?
What’s Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba)?
鬼滅の刃⚔️— はる📛 (@tjxx2myu) October 29, 2020
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
Kamado Shrine (竈門神社 Kamado Jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Dazaifu, Fukuoka prefecture, Japan.
2. Hachiman Kamado Shrine
別府の八幡竈門神社⛩— miy (@miy29163730) October 31, 2020
Hachiman Kamado Shrine (八幡竈門神社 Hachiman Kamado Jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Beppu, Ohita prefecture, Japan.
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.
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.
5. Kyoto Railway Museum / Mooka Railway SL Kyuroku (96) Kan
鬼滅の刃の無限列車、モデルは8620形蒸気機関車ですね。— あるまいと (@alfmight) October 4, 2019
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”.
6. Ashikaga Flower Park
世情に疎いおっさんだから、実家と同じ市内にある「あしかがフラワーパーク」が鬼滅の刃の聖地になっているとは知らなかった。— あやパパ@次は8/21超とき宣 Zepp Sapporo (@xjr79b1115) November 3, 2020
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.
7. Mt. Kumotori
『鬼滅の刃』聖地巡礼で雲取山！— 高杉空夜 (@taka_solo) October 25, 2020
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.
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.
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.
10. Mt. Kagenobu
今日は高尾山〜陣場山までトレランでリフレッシュ🏃♂️⛰— Masafumi.Sato (@masagaze) October 28, 2020
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.
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.
Click here to see more about Asakusa
12. Ashinomaki Onsen, Ohkawa-so (Ryokan)
何度も話題に上ってるけど、福島県の会津若松にある芦ノ牧温泉・大川荘が「モデルにしてる？」って思う位にパワハラ会議の舞台となった無限城に超そっくりなんですよ— とらうとさぁもん (@Harpuia_tomo) October 29, 2020
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.