Geibikei is a beautiful gorge located in the southern part of Ichinoseki City in Iwate Prefecture. Geibikei and Genbikei are known as wonderful scenic spots to enjoy the natural beauty of Japan. The area was relatively unknown, even to locals, until Iwate Prefecture named it the first “Scenic Spot” of the prefecture in 1923. The area is known as the “Yabakei of the North” for it`s resemblance to the popular gorge located in southern Oita Prefecture. The river flows between limestone cliffs reaching heights of 100m, and strange rocks and waterfalls are scattered everywhere, creating a fantastic scenery. Take a leisurely boat ride down the river between the towering limestone cliffs, take in the exquisite scenery, and enjoy stories and songs from your boat's skipper. The boat is guided with a long stick known as a “Sao” that pushes the sendou (boat) along. The area is especially popular for the autumn leaf landscapes. In the winter the boats are fitted with heated seats; referred to as “Kotatsu Bune.” Along the river is a place to stop and try your luck at throwing a rock through an opening on the opposite cliffside. Choose from 10 different rocks symbolizing different wishes, such as love, money, success, health and more. Send your “Untama” through the hole and your wishes are said to be granted.
467 Nagasaka Azamachi, Higashiyama-cho, Ichinoseki, Iwate
[Boat ride] September-March: 8:30 to 15:30 April-August: 8:30 to 16:30
No closing days
Adults 1600yen, Elementary School Students 860yen, Children 200yen
A 5 minute from JR Geibikei station
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