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Geibikei Valley Sightseeing Boat

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Address: Machi Nagasaka Higashiyamacho, Ichinoseki 029-0302, Iwate Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 191-47-2341
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A very Entertaining and scenic boat ride and walk

After purchasing your tickets you stroll around the river promenade taking in the shops and food stalls until the time come to board the tatami floored punt. On board you peel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Moruya, Australia
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Moruya, Australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After purchasing your tickets you stroll around the river promenade taking in the shops and food stalls until the time come to board the tatami floored punt. On board you peel off your shoes and take up a spot on the Tatami floor. A welcome aboard drink and snack is offered while the Master boatman poles the punt back into... More 

Thank 50johno
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 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 catch of the trip back. The station is unmanned. Walk about 5 minutes to the... More 

Thank ciramisu
Sendai, Japan
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Geibi (猊鼻) means Lion's nose and Kei(渓) means gorge. You will learn why it is named that way, when you get to the end of the boat trip. Anyway, the 1-hour boat ride was a great experience. In winter, you can enjoy lunch served in a table where u can warm ur legs beneath (kotatsu). But this will require reservation... More 

Thank Daiflu
Melbourne, Australia
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

We came here as a day trip from Morioka, about 90 mins on the train. The gorge was covered in snow and it was softly falling as our boat moved down the river, making for a most magical experience. In winter the boats are covered with a clear roof so you can still see, and you sit under kotatsus. The... More 

Thank Simone R
Melbourne, Australia
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107 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

I love a sightseeing boat and this was a nice easy short experience I would recommend - certainly on Autumn. It's a flat boat powered by a pole and a quiet glide through the river for an hour round trip. The scenery was very good, crystal clear water, stunning Autumn leaves and fish and ducks everywhere. You can takes snacks... More 

Thank p_alewood
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

very fresh air and nice view. You can feed fish and even very friendly birds. never imagine we had like this view in Japan. not only beautiful river but stone wall is also a must place to go.

Thank Y S
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

There are two gorges in the area. One is Geibikei 猊鼻渓 which has the boat ride, the other is Genbikei 厳美渓, which does not have the boat ride. To go to Geibikei, I took the Ofunato train from Ichinoseki to the Geibikei Station. Note that trains are not frequent, so plan carefully. You can check the schedule at http://www.hyperdia.com/en/ (from... More 

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