Genbi Gorge

岩手県/一関市
厳美渓

Description
This is a 2km long valley through which Iwai River flows, and which Date Masamune is said to have passed through. The rocks and other material accumulated by the eruption of Mount Kurikoma was taken down by the flow of the river to form the area of the land that it is today. The area is also famous for "Kakko dumplings" also known as "fly in the air dumplings". There are many tourists who visit this place along with Geibi gorge.


Address
021-0000
岩手県 一関市 岩手県一関市厳美町字滝の上地内南滝ノ上
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平泉 中尊寺
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猊鼻渓
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鳴子温泉
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鳴子峡
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花巻温泉
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瑞巌寺
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松島
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羽黒山五重塔
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乳頭温泉郷
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