A gorge along the Iwai River, which originates in Mt. Kurikoma and flows down to Ichinoseki City in Iwate Prefecture. Waterfalls, curious rock formations, and huge boulders create dynamic scenery along the two kilometer length of the gorge, and Genbikei Gorge is renowned for its seasonal beauty. In most years, the trees around the gorge begin turning their fall colors from mid-October, ultimately dying the entire area in a carpet of red and gold. The contrast between the colorful foliage and the clear river waters is stunning.
Iwate Pref. Ichinosekishi Gembichou Minamitakinoue In the ground [map]
- State of fall foliage
- Fallen leaves
- Autumn foliage forecast
- Late Oct.-Early Nov.
- Open 24 hours
- open everyday
- Parking Lot
- Night viewing
- Public toilets
- momiji (Japanese maple), kaede (Japanese maple), ginkgo, Japanese mountain maple, Japanese zelkova, iroha-momiji, cherry tree, Japanese rowan, dodan-tsutsuji
- Tel:0191-29-2000 (Road station Shirami River)
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Iwate Main Areas
A northern Tohoku prefecture promising peace and quiet, Iwate is sparsely populated, replacing people with snow-capped mountains, history-rich sites, and fields of crops that are to thank for the region's delicious local cuisine. Meander along the three-city Golden Route, where you'll visit the grand Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi and the Tono folk villages before tasting the three famed noodle dishes of Morioka.