Demon Slayer is an extremely well-known anime in the anime world. The anime is centred on several more or less recognizable Japanese places. Many anime fans would therefore like to visit these places, to get closer to their favourite anime. In this anime tourist spot, you will discover some Demon Slayer’s real-life locations. With a bit of luck, you might recognize some of these places or even find yourself nearby. These real-life places of demon slayer include :
Ashikaga Flower Park
Amanoiwatate Shrine: Itto-seki Split Boulder
Kyoto Railway Museum
Kitakata Cultural Museum
The Japanese Red Cross Central Hospital (Butterfly Mansion)
Meiji Mura Museum
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge. Demon slayer manga is pre-published in Shūeisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine between February 15, 2016, and May 18, 2020, and is compiled into a total of 23 volumes.
The series is later on adapted into anime by Ufotable Studio. The first season of 26 episodes initially aired between April 6 and September 28, 2019, and was quickly a huge success!
In October 2020, the movie Demon Slayer: Mugen Train was released. A seven-episode reworking of the film airs in October 2021, while the second season of the animated series, adapting the Entertainment District arc, airs from December 2021 to February 2022.
A third season covering the Swordsmith Village arc has already been confirmed.
Synopsis of Demon Slayer
Demon slayer anime shows a family attacked and killed by a demon. Two members survive the demon attack, Tanjiro Kamado and his sister Nezuko. Tanjiro swears to become a demon slayer in order to avenge his family and to cure Nezuko, who is slowly becoming a demon after receiving a wound from the demon attack.
Due to the anime’s huge success, demon slayer’ places in real life are increasingly sought after for visits.
Demon Slayer is set in the historical Taishō era (the era of Japan which covers the period from July 30, 1912, to December 25, 1926, which corresponds to the reign of the emperor Taishō), which means that we, unfortunately, can’t visit places that look exactly like the ones in the anime.
But dedicated fans have managed to find some Kimetsu No Yaiba locations in real life.
Ashikaga Flower Park (Tochigi)
Ashikaga flower park was originally started as a farm in 1968 and was expanded to a flower theme park in 1997. There are various flowers blooming from season to season, and the park is coloured with many flowers. More than 1.5 million visitors visit this Kimetsu No Yaiba real life location annually.
In Kimetsu no Yaiba, The flower of wisteria appears in Demon Slayer as what demons hate. Aspiring Demon Slayer prove themselves by taking the rigorous Final Selection. This practical examination involves successfully surviving a week on the wisteria-covered Mt.
Fujikasane, where hordes of demons are trapped. This is surely the most popular of the Kimetsu No Yaiba places in real life.
Amanoiwatate Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Nara prefecture, Japan. This huge stone that is split into two down the centre, as though with one swift stroke, is aptly named itto-seki, which means “a stone split with one stroke of the knife”.
This demon slayer real life location has now become a “holy place” for fans of the manga because they can recreate a memorable scene in which the protagonist splits a large boulder with a sword.
Mt. Kumotori is the mountain where Tanjiro Kamado and his younger sister, Nezuko Kamado, were born and live. This mountain is the highest mountain in Tokyo. Real life places of demon slayer like this mountain are very attractive.
It is the only mountain in Tokyo that exceeds 2000m. The mountain is along the border of Tokyo, Saitama, and Yamanashi Prefectures.
It is also the main stage at the beginning of the story. After the demon attacks Tanjiro’s family, he is running down the snowy mountain with his sister on his back who was saved alone. That snowy mountain is exactly Mt. Kumotori.
Asakusa is a large and heavily populated city in Tokyo, with tall buildings and bright lights illuminating it at night. Many people pass through crowded markets with dozens of commercial signs. The city sits on a bay with a large fountain next to a large body of water.
Asakusa is the place Tanjiro meets Muzan Kibutsuji who is the biggest enemy of the demon slayer corps.
Next, we have the great Ashinomaki Onsen which is a convenient place to stay overnight for those visiting sightseeing spots. This hot spring resort town is well-known for its beautiful valleys and the high quality of the abundant hot water that gushes from the town’s natural hot springs
The “Infinity Castle” was first introduced in Demon Slayer when Muzan Kibutsuji, the main antagonist and demon lord, assembled the Lower Moons at his secret lair.
Kyoto Railway Museum is a railway museum in Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan.
Mooka Railway Company runs the museum called Mooka Railway SL Kyuroku (96) Kan. This museum is one of the best Demon Slayer real life locations as you can admire the same type of steam locomotive present in Mugen Train Arc from there.
Besides the Railway Museum, one of the most interesting real life locations of demon slayer, The kitakata cultural museum seems to represent the Demon slayer’ headquarters in the anime.
Demon Slayer’ real life locations like this one permit you to be directly immersed in the heart of the anime because you will have the impression of attending a demon slayer’s meeting just like in the anime! Do not hesitate to visit this museum.
The Japanese Red Cross Central Hospital (Butterfly Mansion)
The Butterfly Mansion is the manor that Insect Hashira Shinobu Kocho, Tsuguko Kanao Tsuyuri, and assistants Aoi Kanzaki, Sumi Nakahara, Kiyo Terauchi, and Naho Takada live. The manor is often used as a recovery base for injured Demon Slayer.
It is one of the only if not, the only demon slayer locations in real life you can enjoy while being ill(just kidding we don’t wish anyone to be). But you could just visit it something and not necessarily in bad conditions
Aichi Prefecture’s Meiji Mura Museum is an outdoor museum and theme park located in Inuyama close to Nagoya. Historic structures from Japan’s Meiji, Taish, and early Shwa eras are preserved there.
It has more than 60 structures that were relocated and rebuilt there. Visitors are able to get a sense of what life was like during the Meiji period, when Western culture affected Japan’s modernisation.
Japan during the Taisho era is the setting for the Demon Slayer’s tale. The Meiji Mura Museum is a must-see for anyone who wishes to experience the city and architecture of that era because it features a collection of Taisho-era structures such homes, businesses, churches, and more.
Anyone who wants to witness The Butterfly Mansion, a recuperation unit of the Demon Hunters Organization, or a gathering spot for the nine pillars must visit it. After World War I, Japan started to modernize the nation in every way.
Seki is a Japanese city in the Gifu Prefecture. It is renowned across the world for producing high-quality knives and swords. It has been producing knives for more than 700 years.
Based on the manga series “demon destroyer” The precise location of the swordsmith settlement is unknown.
Even the members of the unit are unable to travel alone, but because Seki itself has pure water that can be used all year round and rich minerals that are ideal for good smelting, those who want to hone their swordsmithing talents congregate here.
Other Real life locations of Kimetsu No Yaiba you can visit
Besides demon slayer spot listed above, here are some bonuses.
Kamado Shrine in Omachi City
In demon slayer, the main characters’ names are Kamado Tanjiro and Kamado Nezuko. In Omachi city, there is a shrine which has the same name as them: Kamado Shrine
Sacred tree Nezuko at Kamo Shrine
This tree is regarded as a sacred tree at Kamo Shrine in Nagano City’s Kinasa District, and its name is Nezuko. Nezuko is designated as a natural treasure of Nagano city and it is presumed to be over 400 years old, with a height reaching 30m tall.
Nezuko No Mori at Hakuba Village
Lastly, we have the Nezuko No Mori which is a forest which is designed for trekking. There is a 1.2 km-long trekking course around the forest that takes about 1.5 hours to complete.
In the forest, there are many beech trees, mizunara oak trees, as well as a cypress tree named “Nezuko” that protects the forest.
Real life places of Kimetsu No Yaiba are quite fascinating and exploring them can only allow us to project ourselves into the magical scenes that the anime embeds. After visiting these Demon Slayer’s real life locations, you might be tempted to leave for a new adventure by discovering other real life anime locations.
If new sites are discovered in the future or even through the new season which is coming very soon, another Demon Slayer Real Life locations article will feature the new updates.