Agemono at Kawayu onsen(Kawayu onsen no agemono)


Agemono (hanging decorations) at Kawayu Onsen (Kawayu Juni Yakushi Sai Festival)

At Kawayu Onsen in Hongu-cho, Tanabe City, large papier-mâché ornaments are suspended over the Oto-gawa River annually on January 12. This decoration is for the Kawayu Juni Yakusi Sai Festival. These decorations, called “agemono,” were first displayed from about the middle of the Edo period. They can be seen for around 1 month.


Kawayu, Hongu-cho, Tanabe City
Season / Time zone
Winter(January - February) / Daytime
Weather conditions
Sunny Cloudy Others
Frequency of appearance
According to seasons


Take a Ryujin Bus from JR Kii-Tanabe Sta. (about 1 hr. 40 min.) or Kumano Kotsu Bus or Nara Kotsu Bus from Shingu Station (about 1 hr.), and get off the bus at Kameya-mae[かめや前].

Recommended spot

Koguchi (Kumanogawa Town, Shingu City) > Ukegawa (Hongu Town, Tanabe City)