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Sumida River

Address: Tokyo Prefecture
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Ranked #148 of 873 Attractions in Tokyo
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: During the Edo period, lords and ladies took a boat along the Sumida...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

For first timer traveling to Japan like me, it's so nice to walk alone alongside the Sumida River on the way to Tokyo Sky Tree. I spent around an hour to walk by the river while eating my Onigiris. I wished that I had my bike that day. I watched a couple of grandpa & grandma walking along - so... More 

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College Station, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We took the water bus, and I really wasn't expecting much, but it was a truly pleasant scene. Lots of runners along the promenades, bridges we barely seemed to make it under, and views of the Skytree.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Strolling along Sumida River is pretty nice as you take in the scenery. It's also far from the hustle and bustle that is Tokyo (errr, the Senso-jii temple nearby lol). You can get a good overall view of Tokyo Skytree from here.

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Kota Tinggi, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Tokyo skytree picture can be taken nicely along sumida river. Beatiful scenery along sumida river. There's cruise taken to Odaiba.

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Staying at the hotel just around in the same area in front of Asakusa train station I could easily endorse the banks of this river that somehow adds value to this beautiful area a short walk from the famous area nearby Asakusa shrine, this river is a pearl of beauty, along it c 'is a riverside walking and running where... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Walking or biking or running along Sumida Gawa (the river) provides great views day or night. Especially evening when lights from nearby buildings reflect off the water's surface. The several bridges crossing over give access to Asakusa for Sensoji Temple, Ueno for the Zoo and many museums and Ryogoku for Sumo! But personally, Sumida Gawa was a great, quiet spot... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

If you are staying in the Asakusa area, go down to Sumida River for a run. There are parks and sidewalks on both sides. The river is especially beautiful during cherry blossom season with many sakura trees planted along the river.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We took a very pleasant boat ride on the sumida, from Hama rikyo gardens (check my review) to asakusa. The boat takes a southward journey first before turning north. There are tons of good photo opportunities and the lady in the speaker explains what you are seeing although most of it is in Japanese.

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Petaluma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I enjoyed many morning and evening walks along the Sumida River near Asakusa and Sumida. There is a long park that runs along it which is very enjoyable. You can take in nice views of Tokyo from either side of the River. The most popular area from a tourist perpective is in Asakusa near Senso-ji and Azumabashi (Azuma Bridge). You... More 

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Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

There is a sidewalk on the side of Sumidagawa river called "Sumidagawa Terace" which is great for walking, jogging, and taking good pictures of old fashioned bridges over the river. It is also cleaner on Chuo district side and safe to do those activities at night time since a lot of people including female is jogging at night as well.... More 

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