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Sumida River

Tokyo Prefecture
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Private Kimono Experience in Asakusa with Tsukiji Fish Market Walking Tour and...
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Private Walking Tour of Tsukiji and Hamarikyu Garden with a Water Bus Ride to...
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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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Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

I stayed in Hotel in Sumida,Tokyo .The river was few steps from my hotel and I was cross the river everyday.In my opinion the river view in the evening more awesome.Moreover you can take boat trip from the park .unfortunately I did not have time...More

Thank TaherAlbaghliJulian
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Visited the Sumida River a few days ago to see the paper lantern festival. It is believed that releasing these lanterns will guide the souls of those who have passed on to their world.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The Sumida river flows through Tokyo. It branches from the Arakawa river and flows into the Tokyo Bay. It passes through a number of wards within Tokyo city before meeting Tokyo Bay. There are numerous bridges over the river and one can take the cruise...More

Thank Joy_Sinha
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We took the water bus to Hamarikyu Park. The ticket included admission to the park. The main attraction according to my guide is the series of bridges, each with a different color and design. The trip was pleasant, but nothing special. It was a nice...More

1  Thank GeorgeI18N
Reviewed 28 June 2017

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 HelmutsCulinaryPorn
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
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