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Geibikei gorge is in the south of Iwate Prefecture, which is in the northern Tohoku region of Japan. Our Boatmen use a simple wooden pole to both propel and steer the boats. This kind of boat ride in Japan is only found at Geibikei gorge. The gorge...more
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Higashiyama-cho, Ichinoseki 029-0302, Iwate Prefecture
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

it is a place to visit in iwate, you can take a boat to enjoy one of the most beautiful steam in japan. it's worth for your trip and have a memorable experience.

2  Thank Chun Tung L
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

I visited the gorge in December and it was quite baron but still awe-inspiring. I would love to see it in the summer! It was a very peaceful journey and fun throwing rocks into the hole at the end. We were then treated to a...More

2  Thank toby d
Reviewed 14 December 2017

it's a a river surrounded with mountains on both sides that was really breath-taking. You can only ride one of the boats there to see it. It's similar to Venice where the guy is driving you and singing Japanese traditional songs(although i don't understand Japanese...More

1  Thank I5069TLsarah
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We went there and took the morning boat trip and it was perfect. The boat slowly headed for the cave and we enjoyed the ride. There are beautiful landscape along the way and the boatman sang for us in traditional Japanese music. I will definitely...More

1  Thank Ong J
Reviewed 18 February 2017

A trip into a beautiful gorge that felt tranquil despite the boatload of people with me. The boatman entertained the passengers with songs and pointed us to the various landmarks in the valley giving a commentary as we went along. For those taking public transport,...More

1  Thank RolleingStone
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic view of nature at its best. Autumn leaves riot of colours and the local Boatman endless chatter. Don't understand Japanese but he was memorable like the scenery. Worth the long travel time to visit.

1  Thank Wan M
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The Geibikei boat trip was just delightful. Travelling through the gorge on a flat, crystal clear river was a peaceful as anything I have experienced. With excellent company, this cruise was invigorating and interesting. It was wonderful watching the fish swim alongside the boat hoping...More

1  Thank Grantie0702
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Visited as a day trip from Sendai. To get there, take the bullet train to Ichinoseki, then transfer to the JR Ofunato Line and take to Geibikei Station. On certain weekends there is a Pokemon train on the Ofunato Line, which I was able to...More

8  Thank ciramisu
Reviewed 5 May 2015

Designated as a nationally top 100 scenic landscapes in Japan nearly 100 years ago, Geibikei is a hidden treasure. As frequent visitors to Japan, we enjoy the unique charm and scenic beauty of the different areas. Geibikei is advertised as such but its "somewhat" remote...More

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