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Sumida River

Tokyo Prefecture
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During the Edo period, lords and ladies took a boat along the Sumida River to Asakusa and the Sensoji Temple. Today, a sightseeing boat takes a similar route departing from the traditional Hama Rikya Garden.
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“asakusa area” (6 reviews)
“tokyo skytree” (10 reviews)
“water bus” (5 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, Tokyo traffic makes it quite difficult to run around town. The go-to place in the Tokyo JR station area is the imperial palace. As such it is quite crowed. The banks of Sumida river, however, allow you to dodge traffic and are only discovered...More

1  Thank HelmutsFoodPorn
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Sumida river, in the area near Sumida park, is a nice place to have a walk. Several green areas where you can stop and take a nap! ;-)

Thank ziobilly2015
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Even without a boat tour or long stay at the park, the Sumida River offers lovely views. What a nice place to wind down after the shopping and temples of Asakusa.

Thank KB C
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely walk along the river during Sakura season. Lots of people brought along mats to picnic on. There were also lots of food and beer trucks dotted along the river.

Thank jesstacular
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We got the Sumida River waterbus from inside the Hamarikyu gardens to Asakusa- it only stopped twice and took about 45 minutes and cost ¥740. You can sit outside at the stern or inside there are two levels with bench seats and tables.

1  Thank moot
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Clean long river that takes you to Asakusa. Many bridges and lovely view of Japan's unique buildings. Various cruises are available .

Thank DB1076
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

A cruise which was not very scenic and the voice over given was rather mundane was a waste of time. Spending time in ginza etc would be better

Thank KanwarTavy
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We actually crossed this large river while walking from Sumida park to the Asakusa area. The river looked clean and since it was cherry blossom season we saw some trees in full bloom in both sides. You can get s good view of the Tokyo...More

Thank Dhiraj H
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is a typical large Tokyo river which passes through Asakusa and provides a good view of Tokyo Sky Tree. The river has many bridges crossing it and there are various river cruises available but the best way is to walk along its banks on...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Lucky find - we decided to walk from senso ji temple to sumo museum about 25 minute walk along the sumida river - there was nobody along the pathway alongside the river bank it was clean and peaceful and there are signs along the route...More

Thank BAABAAchops1
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