Here, I would like to introduce the details about Kamado Shrine which is a shinto shrine located in Dazaifu, Fukuoka prefecture.
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- Why Is It Real life Locations?
- What Is the Highlight of Kamado Shrine?
- Basic Information of Kamado Shrine
- Transport / Access to Kamado Shrine
Why Is It Real life Locations?
Although Kamado shrine is not the spot that appear in Demon Slayer, the name of the shrine “Kamado” is the same as the name of the main character, Tanjiro Kamado. That is why it is considered a seichi (sacred place) among Japanese fans.
Also, this shrine is located in Fukuoka prefecture where the author of Demon Slayer, Koyoharu Gotoge was born. It’s said that he gave the main character’s last name “Kamado” because of that.
What Is the Highlight of Kamado Shrine?
The God of Marriage / Avoidance of Bad Luck
The main enshrined deity of Kamado shrine is Tamayori-bime, and widely worshiped as the god of marriage. In addition, there is also the benefit of warding off evil.
Lushly Green Entrance Path to a Shinto Shrine
Kamado shrine is sitting at the foot of Mt. Homan, and the path to the shrine is surrounded with a lot of green. Just walking the approach is fun. You may find deer and a small waterfall there.
縁結びで有名だった竈門神社が鬼滅の刃の聖地としてさらに人気に😄🌿— ramumi8 (@ramumi8) May 25, 2020
Cherry Blossoms in Spring, Autumn Leaves in Autumn
Kamado shrine is also famous as the best place for cherry blossoms in Spring and autumn leaves in Autumn. If you are lucky, there will be cherry blossom festival or maple festival depending on the season.
竈門神社。— 桜乃梨巫 (@sakuno_rimu) March 22, 2020
今年の紅葉も— ramumi8 (@ramumi8) October 29, 2020
煉獄さんカラーに染まる 鬼滅の刃 聖地 竈門神社に😊
Demon Slayer Drawing Written on Ema
Ema are wooden plaques that people write their prayers or wishes on. Since this shrine become really famous as “real life locations of Demon Slayer”, so many people visited here and drew pictures of the characters.
太宰府市の竈門神社は、鬼滅の刃の聖地になってしまいました😊— ゴマリーナ (@SekitaniSachiko) October 31, 2020
Fascinating Sightseeing Tower
You can see a wonderful view from the sightseeing tower at Kamado shrine. Also, I bet those who like architecture would love this place to check the attractive bench and chair that was designed by world famous designer, Jasper Morrison.
太宰府市にある竈門神社で縁結びの神様に良縁をお願いし、その展望台にあるジャスパーモリソン氏が手がけたベンチに座ってクルクルしながら、私も良いもん作りたいですーと語りかけてきました。プロダクトデザイナーの神様のような人。固い石なのに柔らかな座り心地ちでした。動きも滑らか。 pic.twitter.com/l6J6RohdV1— ハーモニクツ (Harmonicts） (@harmonicts_2018) July 11, 2019
竈門神社の展望台からの眺望🍁✨🍁✨🍁— bbb0126 (@bbb0126) November 27, 2019
Stylish and Modern Shrine Office
The shrine office had renewed in December 2012 with the concept “Shrine that will continue to be loved 100 years later”. It was collaborative work by the world famous interior designer, Masamichi Katayama and Tanemura who has been working on various shrine construction.
The office is a glass-paneled, the ceiling is filled with cherry blossoms, and the theme color of pale pink is really cute. It’s so beautiful that you can’t think of it as a shrine. Actually this is very stylish and modern shrine office that is unusual even across the country, so you should definitely check it out!
去年LIVEの次の日 太宰府天満宮に参拝 一郎さんが献梅した梅を見に行った繋がりで 片山さんがデザイン手掛た社務所 竈門神社行ったけど 今鬼滅の刃の聖地化してるんだ— Yuya³ (@joyfull8me) July 14, 2020
Various Types of Unique Charms
Not only the interior and appearance are sophisticated, the shrine office also have various types of charms including charm for marriage, business, good health, safe travel, and so on. And the design of charm is unique and very cute, for example, some charm imitates a strawberry, and some are bracelet type. You would never get tired of watching rich in design and colorful charms.
昨日竈門神社で買ったいちごのお守り🍓— ペンコ (@pengra16) February 7, 2020
しおりんとあーりんがつけてた赤のブレスレットみたいのは竈門神社のむすびの糸っていう願い事によって結び方を変えるブレスレット型のお守りらしい！ pic.twitter.com/xSWoxBEHqE— ま٩( 'ω' )و (@riyutumaes) October 31, 2015
Basic Information of Kamado Shrine
Kamado Shrine 竈門神社 (also called Homangu Kamado Shrine 宝満宮竈門神社)
・Address: 883 Uchiyama, Dazaifu, Fukuoka (Located at the top of Mt. Homan)
Transport / Access to Kamado Shrine
Train + Walk
Nearest station is Dazaifu station on the Dazaifu line operated by Nishi-nippon Railroad (Nishitetsu)
You have to walk for 40 min from the nearest station to Kamado shrine.
Train + Local Bus
Those who don’t want to walk, please take the local bus called “Mahoroba-go” from Dazaifu station to Kamado shrine. It takes about 10 min, and costs 100 yen.
きたっち乗車録— ⛰️ボーイ🐳恭ちゃん🐬(きたっち)🐳☄☄ (@ct817ct813ct815) September 30, 2017
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There is paid parking lot (having almost 100 parking spaces).
From the other shrine, Dazaifu Tenmangu
If you visit Dazaifu Tenmangu before Kamado shrine, it’s better to take the bus (Mahoroba-go) from the nearest bus stop “Miyamae (In front of Sanjo Seven-Eleven)” “宮前(三条セブンイレブン前)” in Japanese.
If you walk from Dazaifu Tenmangu to Kamado shrine, by the way, it takes 30 min.