AreaNear Miyagi

Geibikei Gorge

猊鼻渓 | Geibikei Gorge

Dramatic cliffs and rich foliage make for a beautiful boat ride any time of year

Photo by Roger Smith

Photo by Roger Smith

Photo by Roger Smith

Photo by Roger Smith

  • Hop aboard a traditional flat-bottomed boat for a scenic ride up the Satetsu River where towering cliffs rise up on either side. The boatmen silently propel these hand-built cedar boats up the placid river using a long pole. As they punt, the boatmen recount tales in their local dialect and sing folk songs which echo off the cliffs.

    Geibikei is known as one of Japan’s Three Great Gorges. It enthralls visitors with its dramatic cliffs, shafts of light, curiously-shaped stones and vegetation growing amongst the rocks. Spring brings cherry blossoms and wisteria. Autumn reveals the colored foliage this gorge is famous for. In deep winter, the gorge is transformed by a layer of snow and the boats get outfitted with heated kotatsu seats to keep passengers warm.

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  • Near Miyagi

Details

ADDRESS

Machi 467 Nagasaka Higashiyama, Ichinoseki City, Iwate Prefecture 029-0302

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

5-min. walk from Geibikei Station (Ofunato Line)

ADMISSION

Adults ¥1600

CREDIT CARDS

Accepted

LANGUAGES

Limited English

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

Yes (Reservation required)

HOURS

8:30–16:30 (may vary by season)

CLOSED DAYS

None

PHONE

0191-47-2341

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