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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 bubblesReviewed November 14, 2015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was amazing boat trip! Especially during autumn leaves! Must see place! You can feed ducks and fish

Thank Assem A
Moruya, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Entertaining and visionally pleasing. You make you way down to a pergola on the opposite side of the river to which the food is made. You place your order in the basket which is attached to a guild line thats is pull over the cravenness river to a small old home. A few minutes latter the basket is sent down... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

This isn't a place to base your trip around but certainly a must if you are travelling to the area. The gorge is beautiful; stunning blue water, a beautiful rocky gorge with heavy flowing water and nice walks. We were there in Autumn so the gorge, water and colourful leaves were a stunning mix of nature. This is a place... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015

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.

Thank RogerR-Phila
Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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