Kawayu Onsen Hot Spring

Travel Guide - Kawayu Onsen Hot Spring

Information

Hot waters from deep below the Kii mountain range bubble to the surface on the river bank of Oto-gawa River, a tributary of the Kumano-gawa River.
Kawayu Onsen is a rare hot spring because you can dig your own hot spring bath on the river bank in the summer.
During the winter months the river is transformed into a giant outdoor bath called "Sennin-buro (a bath for mountain hermits)" by holding back the river.
It is said that the Sennin-buro bath has been enjoyed since the Edo Period (1603 - 1868).
*Unlike other public baths, people who bath in the Sennin-buro usually put on a swimsuit because it is a mixed bath.

Opening Hours

  • Varies according to the shop / facility
  • Sennin-buro bath: 6:30 - 22:00 (December - February)

Closed

  • Varies according to the shop / facility
  • Sennin-buro bath: In bad weather
  • Sennin-buro: March - November

Access / Public Transport

  • 100 minutes from JR Kii-Tanabe Station by the bus bound for Kumano Hongu-Taisha. Get off at Kawayu-Onsen Bus stop.

Address / Location

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Tweets

やまだひでお @HIDE_Verdad - 2021-08-29
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やまだひでお @HIDE_Verdad - 2021-08-05
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やまだひでお @HIDE_Verdad - 2021-08-03
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GengHui (Jinghui) 景晖 @tangenghui - 2021-05-13
Luxury hot-spring hotel and low-cost guesthouse open in Kawayu Onsen - The #Hokkaido Shimbun Press https://t.co/jcwM6G4xNl
やまだひでお @HIDE_Verdad - 2021-05-11
A scene in Kawayu Onsen Hot Spring,Teshikaga town,Hokkaido 2020/11 No.1(taken by film camera). #flickr https://t.co/PIZv3F2le8
やまだひでお @HIDE_Verdad - 2021-04-28
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やまだひでお @HIDE_Verdad - 2021-04-27
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やまだひでお @HIDE_Verdad - 2021-04-03
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en.yumeguri.club @enYumeguriClub - 2020-10-11
The report on Kawayu Onsen in Kumano, where you can build your own outdoor hot spring by digging up a riverbedThis… https://t.co/LNiFnpVsrw
Snufkin@Japanese no job wanderer @SnufkinJapanes1 - 2020-07-23
#Vanlife and wandering #Hokkaido 23th day.
I took a hot spring bath at Kawayu-onsen in Teshikaga city.
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Jasdc @Jasdc5 - 2020-01-03
@BradGoes Try the massage in Kawayu Hot spring for NT1000
アンテナ3本 @three_antenas - 2019-11-17
『Kawayu Onsen(Hokkaido Pref.) A hot spring town with an atmosphere of a northern province』Hot springs & spas(…|https://t.co/xrZsUdyU17
Iketeru! Japan @IketeruJP - 2019-10-22
Grab a shovel and make an onsen that’s just for you at Kawayu Onsen. #MakeYourOwn #onsen #japan https://t.co/91fUt0mr1K
randomsportsthoughts @randomsportsth1 - 2019-09-03
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𝙅𝙐𝙍𝘼🌈🌹♓ @jura_isle - 2019-08-30
@s13965019 Isn't it a Kawayu hot spring in Wakayama Pref.?
𝙅𝙐𝙍𝘼🌈🌹♓ @jura_isle - 2019-08-30
@s13965019 Unfortunately I have never been Kawayu Onsen
Is there a hot spring from the river?
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Helbert @helbertgaray - 2019-08-11
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Sherry Ott @ottsworld - 2019-05-29
The little onsen town of Kawayu. You'll find a number of onsens (hot spring public baths) here or you can just go… https://t.co/vZ0j3lq1cF
Super Cheap Guides @SuperCheapGuide - 2019-04-22
Exploring Kawayu Onsen – Hokkaido’s best hot spring town? https://t.co/09IvLjQiEm https://t.co/1Tf6sRYhlo
Tom Wilson @TomPhase3 - 2018-09-23
Soaked my feet in the hot spring footbath at Kawayu Onsen Station (Akan Mashu National Park) while waiting for the… https://t.co/Sn3wkKAhsQ
ichi @mouton1993 - 2018-08-02
Mixed bathing open-air bath at Hotel Park Way at Kawayu hot spring resort in Teshikaga town.
You don't need to be s… https://t.co/4ZtClsWCMg
ichi @mouton1993 - 2018-08-02
Mixed bathing open-air bath at Hotel Park Way at Kawayu hot spring resort in Teshikaga town.
You don't need to be s… https://t.co/TtkCBt79ek
ichi @mouton1993 - 2018-08-02
Mixed bathing open-air bath at Hotel Park Way at Kawayu hot spring resort in Teshikaga town.
You don't need to be s… https://t.co/VZBbXtjQBo
Julek Meissner @homeopathywow - 2018-05-23
At Kawayu Onsen, we could hardly believe our good fortune, having this outdoor natural sulphur hot spring next to a… https://t.co/2JLIVGbrWw
Genkimobile @genkimobile - 2017-06-21
Kawayu onsen is a natural hot spring located in Tanabe, Japan. If you dig pretty much anywhere along the... https://t.co/dP45GmWw1I
Genkimobile @genkimobile - 2017-06-21
Kawayu onsen is a natural hot spring located in Tanabe, Japan. If you dig pretty much anywhere along the... https://t.co/dP45GmWw1I