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Geibikei Gorge

Geibikei Gorge is 2 km long with limestone cliffs over 50 meters tall. The name comes from Geibi, which translates to lion nose. There is a formation of limestone at the end of the gorge that resembles a lion’s nose. The gentle flow of the Satetsu River allows the boats in the shallow areas to be navigated by poles. These flat bottomed boats are large enough to transport several dozen passengers. The boat lasts for 90 minutes and at the halfway point you will be able to walk a few meters into the gorge to reach the famed lion nose. Here you can buy 5 small undama (lucky stones) for 100 yen. It is said that if you throw the rock and make it into the hole you will have good luck. This hole is located next to the lion nose shaped rock. Geibikei Gorge has different sceneries for every season. The autumn leaves of fall, wisteria blossoms in summer, and kotatsu (heated table) with nabe (hot pot) in the winter are some of the experiences people can enjoy. Then on the travels back to the port the boatman will sing a folk song through the peaceful gorge for the patrons. When entering the boat please remember to remove your shoes since there will be mats to sit on.



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