Referenced from Geibikei Official Website:
"Nanbu Ushioi Uta"
In addition to enjoy fall leaves, you can also try your luck!
There are 10 different luck stones (untama) respectively symbolizing “福Fuku (fortune)”, “縁En (fate)”, “寿Ju (longevity)”, “愛Ai (love)”, “願Negai (wish)”, “運Un (luck)”, “恋Koi (romantic love)”, “絆Kizuna (the bond of relationship)”, “禄Roku (emolument)” and “財Zai (wealth)”.
Pick your favorite luck stone and throw it towards the hole across the river. If it goes through the hole successfully, your wish may come true!?
This year (2019), the autumn foliage in Geibikei Gorge will welcome the best season for viewing around November. How about coming to Iwate Prefecture to enjoy the rich and natural red leaves?
You can find the latest information about Geibikei Gorge's red leaves on official twitter every day:
Geibikei Official Twitter
Geibikei Official Website
Red leaf information Plus
Another recommended spot for seeing autumn leaves in Iwate Prefecture is
Morioka Castle Site Park (Iwate Park). This park is located in Morioka City, where the Iwate prefectural office is located! Here you can see as many as 16 kinds of red leaves, such as Iroha-momiji, Oh-momiji, Yama-momiji, Hauchiwakaede and Itayakaede.
Acer palmatum Thunberg (Japanese maple)
Acer amoenum Carriere var. amoenum Ogata (Japanese maple)
Acer amoenum Carriere var. matsumurae Ogata (Japanese maple)
Acer japonicum Thunberg (Fullmoon maple)
Acer pictum Thunb. ex Murray (Painted maple)
Acer saccharum (Sugar maple)
Zelkova serrata (Keaki)
Sorbus commixta (Japanese rowan)
Prunus × yedoensis (Yoshino cherry)
Cornus macrophylla (Large-leafed dogwood)
Cornus officinalis (Japanese cornel or Japanese cornelian cherry)
Euonymus alatus (winged spindle or winged euonymus or burning bush)
Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip tree)
During the best period for viewing, one of the highlights is the fallen autumn leaves that spread all over the ground!
This photo was taken on November 18, 2018
Morioka Castle Site Park (Iwate Park)
・Address: 1-37 Uchimaru, Morioka, Iwate 020-0023
Take the Morioka Central Loop Bus "Denden-mushi" at JR "Morioka Station". About 6 minutes later, get off at Iwate Park
・Viewing period: late-October - November
Iwate Park Official Website
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