The Genbikei Gorge is a 2 km stretch of the Iwai River, known for its rugged landscape and dynamic whitewater stretches. The rocks and cliffs are a national monument and are lit by cherry blossoms in spring, azaleas in summer and glowing in autumn Red, orange and yellow tones of the leaves framed.
The sound of the rushing water enchants visitors on the viewing platform and on the hiking trail that runs on both sides of the gorge. Horse-drawn carriage rides are also possible from April to October.
In addition to the breathtaking view, many people visit the gorge for the local Genbikei specialty, the popular flying "kakko dango" (sweet sticky rice balls). Along the gorge there is a pavilion where visitors can order from a rustic shop on the other side of the gorge using a hanging basket.ignated a Place of Scenic Beauty and Natural Monument in Ichinoseki, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.
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