Kansai Information


Kawayu Onsen on the Oto River is a hot spring where you can dig in the river bed to create your own open air bath. At such a nationally unique and amazing hot spring, a huge open air bath, which is called “Senninburo,” is created by damming up part of the river in winter every year. This vast open air hot spring holds one thousand people (sennin in Japanese pronunciation) at a time, as the name “Sennin” indicates.
You can relax both your body and mind when you take a bath with a view of blue skies during the day and starlit skies at night. Please come and enjoy.

Date: From December in 2017 to end of February in 2018
Place: Kawayu Onsen, Tanabe City
           About 1 hour and 40 minutes on the Ryujin bus from JR Kiitanabe Station on the Kisei Main Line.  
           Get off at “Kawayu-onsen” bus stop.
Contact: Kumano Hongu Tourism Association