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Geibikei Gorge Boatcruise

The fish and songs of Iwate's largest gorge

Take a cruise down the Geibikei Gorge in South Iwate in a traditional boat pushed by a guide who tells stories and sings songs of the river.

Pick up some fish food for 50 yen to feed the large gold and red fish which follow the boat down the stream. The water is shallow and these glorious fish are highly visible for the entire one hour trip. When you reach the gorge, test your luck by seeing if you can throw a rock from the bank into a small crevice on the rocky cliffside.

The trip is only 1,500 yen in an area well worth a visit.

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Bonson Lam 8 years ago
You've really captured the haunting beauty of the boat woman's song, and it is like the fish were listening as well, swimming with the boat as it journeyed on the river. It takes skill to sing and push the boat too! This is one special experience.
Anonymous 10 years ago
Wonderful video soundtrack for this article. Really blew me away. I'm impressed that you managed to get so much of it down on tape. Nice editing. Now I need to go to Iwate and hear this boat lady for myself!

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