Attractive Dynamic Landscape of 'Genbikei'  


Genbikei is a natural gorge located at Ichinoseki city of Iwate prefecture. This gorge is typically one with Iwai river flowing through it about 2 km long helps cut down river rapids little by little with its steeply cliffs, many large and small waterfalls along the riverway. And this gorge's gained popurality from a magnificent scenery which fierce, fresh and beautiful all in its own.!!




Four seasons of Genbikei

You can enjoy the view of Cherry Blossom in full bloom and spring thaw along the gorge in Spring, enjoy cool and fresh murmuring of mountain streams in Summer, enjoy autumn leaves of the mountains turning into red and yellow in Fall and enjoy the scenery which covered by snow everywhere in winter. At Genbikei, you can come to enjoy the beautiful various kinds of views in every seasons.



GENBIKEI
ADDRESS:Takinoue,Genbi cho, Ichinoseki city, Iwate prefecture
ACCESS:from JR Noseki station→(20 minutes walk), by bus via Genbikei line and get off at Genbikei bus station and walk about 1 minute, by car from Ichinoseki IC about 10 minutes
TEL:0191-23-2350(ICHINOSEKI TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER)


「Soratobu Dango」Gembikei's specialty!!

Kakkou(cuckoo) dumpling which has been known as 「Soratobu Dango」or flying dumpling is a specialty of Genbikei. When you'd like to buy this dumpling, the shop will use basket which hung on the rope stretched with wire from the top of the gorge for transferring. Let me explain how to buy this flying dumpling. First, put money into the basket which hung on the rope. and then use  wooden hammer hit on the provided board in order to let shop's clerks in the opposite shore acknowledge the order. Then they will rolling the rope reel  to pull the basket going up along the wire to their side.



Just wait for a while, your ordered dumpling and fresh green tea which already inserted into the basket will come down along the wire to your side. This dumpling is sold in 400 yen per box. In one box, there are three dumplings inside which contains Anko(red bean), Sesame and Soy sauce.


If you come to Genbikei, don't miss to try this flying dumpling!!!

KAKKOUYA (Soratobu Dango shop)
ADDRESS:211 Takinoue,Genbi cho,Ichinoseki city,Iwate prefecture
ACCESS:from JR Noseki station→(20 minutes walk), by bus via Genbikei line and get off
at Genbikei bus station and walk about 1 minute, by car from Ichinoseki IC about 10 minutes
OPEN TIME:9:00~16:00(closed when sold out)、close from March~November(Winter holiday)
TEL:0191-29-2031

ORIGINAL ARTICLE SOURCE : www.hisgo.com/visit-japan/

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