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Address: Iwai-gawa, Ichinoseki, Iwate Prefecture
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Not Geibikei but has its charms

Genbikei is small compared to Geibikei (the one with boats) but I enjoyed my visit. Paths lead along the banks of the gorge, with views of eroded rock and swirling water... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Genbikei is small compared to Geibikei (the one with boats) but I enjoyed my visit. Paths lead along the banks of the gorge, with views of eroded rock and swirling water. There's a swaying little suspension bridge. Looks of happy people but not crowded. It's a short bus ride from Takkoku no Iwaya, the temple built into a cliff.

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Hamburg, Germany
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

If you have some 30-60 minutes to spare and come close to this spot it is worth stopping for a short break possibly including some snack or drink in one of the nice CAFÉEs or restaurants close by. You will find a rocky river gorge with a medium size river running through it. The views are nice, but the area... More 

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La Mesa, CA.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Genbei-kei George is a small gorge, that being said one should remember that most natural features in Japan are not on the scale of those in Canada or America. None-the-less it has a certain charm and is worth the time if you are in Ichinoseki. In our case we took a taxi out from the city to Takkoku no Iwaya... More 

Thank Ted C
Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This little gorge is worth stopping by if you're travelling by car, but perhaps not worth a special bus trip out. Depending on recent rainfall (we were there just two days after a major typhoon passed over) the amount of water coming through this narrow rock gorge can be incredible. There are several trails and look-outs through from which to... More 

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