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Geibikei Gorge

猊鼻渓(一関市)

( Special historic site )
Geibikei is a 2-km gorge formed by the Satetsu River, surrounded by soaring cliffs of over 50 meters. The name “Geibi,” which means “lion nose,” comes from a limestone near the end of the gorge which resembles a lion’s nose.

It is famous for its 90-minute round-trip boat ride, with a great view of waterfalls, impressive rocks, a limestone cave, etc. At the half way point of the ride, you can get off the boat for a walk. There is a large cliff with a small hole, and you can purchase “undama” or “luck stones” ( 5 stones for 100 yen ) and try to throw them into the hole; if you are successful, you will get good luck. There are many fish in the river, which you can feed from the boat. During the downstream ride, you can enjoy the boatman sing a local folk song called Geibi Oiwake. From December through February, you can enjoy a hot nabe dish on a boat with a kotatsu, a low table which also serves as a heater.

VENUE DETAILS

Address
Nagasaka Azamachi, Higashiyama-cho, Ichinoseki
029-0302 岩手県一関市東山町長坂字町467
Hours
April through August: 8:30-16:30, September through October: 8:30-16:00, November through March: 9:00-15:00
Regular holidays
Open every day
Addmission
adults 1,500 yen; high school students 1,200 yen; junior high school students 1,000 yen; elementary school students 800 yen; kindergarten or under 100 yen Group discount: 10 % off for groups of 15 or more; 20 % off for groups of 100 or more Parking: near the dock ( 500 yen ) ; in front of Geibi Rest House and Higashiyama Kanko Hotel ( free )
Other
Geibikei Boat Ride ( 1 hour 30 minutes ) Information in English: http://www.machinet.jp/geibikanko/gif/e.pdf Information in Chinese: http://www.machinet.jp/geibikanko/gif/c.pdf
Access 1
JR Ofunato Line From Ichinoseki Station Platform 3 to Geibikei Station: about 32 min; 5 min. on foot from the station
Access 2
Bus from JR Ichinoseki Station Geibikei Line Get on at Ichinoseki Station Boarding Area 7 Get off at Geibikei; 1 min. on foot from the stop 42 min. 0191-23-1626 ( Ichinoseki Station Bus Information Center )
Access 3
Car 30 min. from Ichinoseki IC

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