Enjoy your own unique outdoor bath at Kawayu Onsen, one of the few such places in Japan.
Here, the waters of Oto River, a tributary of Kumano River, mix with the constant natural springs of more than 70 degrees Celsius arising from the riverbed, creating the perfect temperature for a bath. In the summer, it’s great for keeping your body warm after playing in the river, while in the winter, visitors can take a dip in the expansive Sennin-buro River Bath. Symbolic of winter in the area, the Sennin-buro River Bath is open from December until February.
Photo provided by ©Kumano Hongu Tourist Association
【Access】Approx. 1 hour on the Kumano Gobo Nankai Bus or Nara Kotsu Bus from Shingu Station on the JR Kisei Main Line, and a short walk after getting off at the Kawayu-onsen bus stop
【Credit Card Payment】Not accepted
【Foreign Language Support】No 【Parking】Yes (35 spaces)
- Postal Code
- Kawayu, Hongu-cho, Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture
- Kumano Hongu Tourist Association 0735-42-0735
- 12 Nov 2020