Lynda Hogan

Demon Slayer at Saimyouji Temple

Saimyou-ji attracts new visitors with Demon Slayer

Lynda Hogan
Lynda Hogan   - 2 min read

Saimyouji Temple has made a name for itself for being a LGBTQ+ friendly temple. Moreover, it is known and admired for being the second temple in all of Japan to openly promote and conduct same sex weddings. However, recently, it is attracting attention for its 'Demon Slayer' Kimetsu no Yaiba floral water font and display.

Demon Slayer movie

The Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba - movie Mugen Train was released in Japanese cinemas on October 16th. It fast became the highest-grossing film in 2020 and the second highest grossing movie of all time in Japan. The movie is the sequel to the anime television series that aired in Japan last year. The tale of the Demon Slayer is based on the manga series by Koyoharu Gotoge. The manga have been translated into 14 different languages and enjoy great popularity abroad. The new movie Mugen Train will be released outside of Japan in early 2021.

Demon Slayer at Saimyouji

The floral water fonts at Saimyouji have been the frequent subject of Instagram posts for most of 2020. But when they launched the Demon Slayer floral water font and displays on November 28th the interest in the temple skyrocketed. People are coming from further afield to admire the unique displays that change weekly. The news of the Demon Slayer features have even made news abroad. Furthermore, the temple is hosting special events in conjunction with the Demon Slayer purification fonts and displays at the temple. Just today, December 12th 2020, one of the Demon Slayer characters 'Inosuke Hashibira' visited the temple. Hundreds of fans lined up for the welcome chance to get a photo with the popular character.

Getting there

Saimyou-ji Temple is located in the outskirts of Kawagoe, on the east side of the Kawagoe Aquatic Park. There is free parking for about 20 cars close to the temple.

By public transport: any bus bound for Kawagoe Aquatic Park "Kawagoe Suijo Koen", from Kawagoe Station, brings you within walking distance of the temple.

Lynda Hogan

Lynda Hogan @lynda.hogan

Lynda has been in Japan for 20 years and blogging about Saitama on her personal blog for 14 of them.  Despite its central location, just North of Tokyo, Saitama is still quite unknown to the international tourist, but frequented by domestic travelers. It is a great place to experien...