Genbikei Gorge, located 10km west of Ichinoseki Station, has a series cascades in its stream flanked with huge, rugged boulders. The waters downstream from these cascades are amazingly clear, looking emerald green reflecting leafy trees and tinted with cherry blossoms in spring, azaleas in early summer and maples in autumn. A 2km-long trail running along the gorge takes you to a few bridges crossing over the splashes and some rocks at the close edge.
This gorge is also famous for its 'flying dango' service. Dango are sweet rice dumplings and the reason they are called flying is you place your order on one side of the river and send it in a basket hanging on a rope stretched over to the other side. The basket is pulled up into the store and comes back flying to you with dango and green tea.
Purposeelderly,thrilling,spiritual places,nature,family,mysterious lands of Japan,cherry blossom viewing,autumn foliage,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Sendai Airport (about 90.3km) Google Transit
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4.02 months ago
Nice place. Took a boat up the river. Tour is in Japanese, so if you can't understand that you're missing out on some interesting stuff
5.04 months ago
Stunningly beautiful. Make sure to walk around the area to get multiple views. There's one area on the side opposite of the dango wire, just past the bridge and gazebo, where one can get down to the water.
4.0a month ago
So beautiful, so nice.
5.0a year ago
Awesome gorge. There are restaurants and many parkings there so you don't have to worry. Take your camera, your eyes and go find happiness. Don't miss the bridge!!
5.0a year ago
Flying Ricecake was very delicious, I was veery overwhelmed the owner played the Austria national anthem and put the Austria flag to the basket with the ricecake which was sent via ropeway oder the river. Then we visited the owner, he invited us to coffee and water, showed us around his restaurant and make Fotos and printed them directly for us. A nice guy, Great Atmosphaere, a greeaaat experience.