Sennin-buro River Bath and Lanterns（Sennin-buro to tourou）
Atmospheric lanterns in the hot-spring steam
In the town of Kawayu Onsen in Hongu-cho, Tanabe City, if you dig into the river bank, hot-spring water wells up. From December to February, the “Sennin-buro River Bath,” a huge outdoor hot spring bath is created by blocking the flow of the Oto-gawa River. The bath is open from 6:30 am to 10:00 pm, and is free of charge. From 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Saturdays, the “Yukemuri Tourou (Lanterns in the hot-spring steam)” event is held. Lanterns are placed around the bath to create the scenic atmosphere of a hot-spring town in the night. *To protect the privacy of those enjoying the bath, photography is forbidden at the Sennin-buro River Bath.
1 hr. 40 min. by Ryujin Bus from JR Kii-Tanabe Sta., or 1 hr. by Kumano Kotsu Bus or Nara Kotsu Bus from JR Shingu Sta. (Get off the bus at Fujiya-mae[ふじや前].)
Mifune Matsuri Festival – a Finale of the Kumano Taisha Grand Shrine Matsuri Festival (One of the Annual Grand Festivals Held at Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine)
（Kumano Hayatama Taisha Reitai-sui, Mifune Matsuri）