Geibi Gorge

Boating in Hiraizumi

Singing boatmen on flat-bottomed wooden boats steer passengers down the Satetsu-gawa, which cuts through a ravine flanked by towering limestone walls. Tours last 1½ hours and include some time on land halfway up the gorge.

Geibi Gorge is 15km east of Hiraizumi; between April and November, four daily buses travel from Hiraizumi (¥500, 35 minutes), otherwise take the kaisoku (rapid train) from Ichinoseki to Geibi-kei Station on the JR Ōfunato line (¥580, 30 minutes).