Geibi Gorge / Geibikei River Cruise

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Geibi Gorge (Geibikei Gorge, Geibi-kei)/ Geibikei River Cruise

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The Geibikei is a gorge along the River Satetsu-gawa in Ichinoseki City, Iwate Prefecture, stretching approximately 2km (1.2mile) between the limestone cliffs towering 50-100m (160-320ft)high. You can take a boat trip up and down the gently flowing river, guided by a boatman who sing the Geibi Oiwake song on the return journey. In the mid May, you can enjoy the purple wisteria floweres hanging against the cliff face. Wisteria trellises are also found at the turning point, where you can disembark for a brief walk to the gigantic Dai Geibi-gan Rock. The Shishi-ga Hana Rock or Lion's Snout Rock, which is the origin of the name Geibikei (Gei=lion, Bi=nose/snout, Kei=gorge), can also be seen during the walk.

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4.06 months ago

Calm River cruising by traditional boat.
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter - each season enjoyable with nature color.
Boat start every 1hour. (Should be there 10min before)
It takes about 80-90min.
Admission fee is 1800yen(adult).

Boat captain explain scenery with Japanese jokes sometime.

I went there in Jan with 3years old kids, quite enjoyable with feeding spot-billed duck.

The best season would be Autumn with beautiful colored leaves, or May with new green leaves.

5.02 weeks ago

Beautiful gorge. Nice boat tour.

5.08 months ago

Beautiful place! Taking the boat and going into the gorge is just amazing. We went early November so we could see the autumn foliage. The boat ride is around 90 minutes with a stop inside the gorge.

5.06 months ago

Very beautiful, unfortunately there's some renovation on the river side but still a good place to visit. BTW the restaurant next to the entrance of the shipyard worth a TRY!

5.04 months ago

Beautiful place to visit. It's a bit hard to get too, but there's a very helpful toruist office in Ichinoseki station that can help you figure out the bus system if you miss the train.

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