Autumn in Geibikei Gorge

River cruising in the middle of pale orange cliffs

By Vicky Amin    - 1 min read

In a small town forty minutes away from Ichinoseki, flowing quietly, the Satetsu River has been carving the limestone rock for centuries, creating towering walls on either side. This place is known as Geibikei Gorge.

The 2-kilometer gorge is said to offer endless spectacular scenery throughout the year, with or without the sun. Luckily, I was there during one of Geibikei’s most colorful season, fall. And yes, from the moment we left the jetty, the skillful skipper paddled gracefully for a 90-minute of slow and gentle cruise along soaring rocky cliffs to take us safely to the landing, it turned out to be one of the best time in Japan for me.

Geibikei Gorge is just a 5 minutes walk from Geibikei Station on JR Ofunato Line, departing from Ichinoseki Station. All trips including Tohoku Shinkansen from Tokyo to Ichinoseki Station are covered by JR East Pass.

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Vicky Amin

Vicky Amin @vicky.amin632

A traveler, budding travel writer, and amateur author. Writing is my way to redo my amazing journey all over again. I started "Cheating the World" project and with it, I've made two of my annual trips in a form of a book: "Cheating Southern Vietnam", and "Cheating Hong Kong & Macau" (still in Bahasa Indonesia, sorry...). Japan? Of course it's on top of my writing list. It was too good to not be recorded.