Kaede's village (楓の村, かえでのむら, "Kaede no mura") is the village where Kikyō and Kaede lived. Its also the village where Naraku tricked Kikyō and Inuyasha into betraying each other. It is relatively close to the Bone-Eater's Well, and the Sacred Tree. At the end of the series, Miroku and Sango settled down in their house and had a family there. It is also where Inuyasha and Kagome got married and have their house. At the conclusion of the series, Rin stays in this village to learn how to better interact with humans. The village is located in the Musashi Province of feudal Japan, in what is now Tokyo.


The village has its first appearance in the first scene of the manga and of the anime, when Inuyasha attacks the village, stealing the Shikon no Tama with the hopes of becoming a full-fledged demon. Before he has a chance to escape with it, Kikyō shoots him with a sacred arrow, binding him to the Sacred Tree. Suffering from deep wounds, Kikyō dies moments after sealing Inuyasha, her last wish to Kaede being to burn the jewel with her body so that no one can abuse it ever again, as she takes it to the netherworld.

Some five-hundred and fifty years later on March 12, Kagome is pulled into the Bone-Eater's Well by Mistress Centipede, and comes out of the well, finding herself in the past. After finding Inuyasha bound to the sacred tree, she's taken to Kaede's village, where the plot begins to unfold and the story begins. It is perhaps the most frequently visited location in the series.

In the village also lives Rikichi that help Kaede in danger situations, and cultivate the vegetable gardens.

In an anime special (episodes 147 and 148), much more of the village is shown than in the manga, as this episode delves into many unanswered questions like how Kaede lost her eye, why Kikyō received the job of guarding the sacred jewel, and more closely telling the story of how Inuyasha and Kikyō fell in love.

The bandit Onigumo resided in a cave that was near the village. It was within the cave he was kept in that he had a first met with the Three-Eyed Spider and sacrificed demons to himself, thus creating Naraku.

The Village is also where Sesshōmaru made his very first appearance to Inuyasha in the series, the place where Rōyakan was sent by Naraku to kill Inuyasha, and where Musō regains his memories as Onigumo.

Before the final battle in episode 186, Miroku got unconscious as Sango decided to marry him. In the final battle, Naraku crashes his dying body into the village in a last-ditch effort to kill all his enemies, as well as to get revenge because Onigumo's heart (which is inside Naraku) still has a grudge against the village itself.

After the battle with Naraku, Miroku and Sango lives a house in the village for 3 years and have children: twin daughters and a son, and on the third year, Kagome return and decided to stay as she got married to Inuyasha, and lives in their house. Rin would also stay in the village to get her re-accustomed with living among other humans.

Six months later, Ne no Kubi attacked the village.

Years later, Rin would become Sesshōmaru's wife and give birth to their twin hanyō daughters, Towa and Setsuna. However, they were taken away by Sesshōmaru afterwards as Zero intended to kill them to prevent the prophecy of her younger brother Kirinmaru being defeated by a hanyō from happening.

In Hanyō no Yashahime, Kohaku restored the demon slayers and set up a base in her village. Towa resides with Kaede whilst she is staying in the feudal era. By the end of the second season, Moroha lives with her parents in their house after their escape from the Black Pearl.


  1. In the manga adaptation of Hanyō no Yashahime.
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Inuyasha: Secret of the Divine Jewel
Characters Janis  •  Tsugumi/Monk Sen  •  Datara  •  Shigehira Masuko  •  Usuba Masuko  •  God of Habaki  •  Sara  •  Akagane  •  Gorai  •  Burai  •  Mitsurugi  •  Sugagaki  •  Izayoi  •  Sea God  •  Umao  •  Shikako
Locations Janis' house (America)Janis' houseKagome's schoolHigurashi shrine (Higurashi wellhouse)Bone-Eater's WellInuyasha's Forest (Goshinboku)Kaede's villageMikage CreekMasuko VillageCheckpointJinenji's gardenMinatori VillageMount HabakiHōsenki's DenMountain PassYamasachi VillageAbandoned ShrineSara's LairOsore ValleyOsore Valley CaveSakata VillageBenten forest (Sen shrine)Demon FortressHiba VillageSusuki Plains (Susuki Plains Village)Mount Mansetsu (Mount Mansetsu Fortress)Tanuki PlainsTanuki ForestDatara's shrineMitsurugi TowerSugagaki WaterfallIzayoi's MansionShinonome VillageLake Shore PathNew Moon CaveTempest Tower
Objects and abilities Kamuitama  •  Demon Blood Binding Spell  •  Shikioni  •  Demon mask  •  Akanemaru