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Sumida River

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Address: Tokyo Prefecture
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Description: During the Edo period, lords and ladies took a boat along the Sumida River...
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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Relaxing walk.

Very nice relaxing walk with nice view on the Tokyo Sky Tree and Plamen Asahi. Very close is the harbor where you can take Sightseeing ships.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Sumida river is a river that divides the city of Tokyo and flows into Tokyo Bay. Tokyo Cruise as a fleet of water also passes through this river and this region.

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Presov, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Very nice relaxing walk with nice view on the Tokyo Sky Tree and Plamen Asahi. Very close is the harbor where you can take Sightseeing ships.

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Aalborg, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

nice boattrip on the sumida river from Hinode harbour to Asakusa with 12 bridges to pass. Nice view along the river to all the tall Buildings. Jumped off to see the shrine at Asakusa

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 861 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

For such a massive river in such a big city, the Sumida river is surprisingly tranquil. The best way to experience it is either taking one of the boats or ferries to cross it, or better yet – walk along its beautiful bank near the Hama Rikyu gardens.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We went 1st week April, so there's cherry blossoms everywhere. We walked from Asakusa to Sumida river and finally to The Skytree. One could take lots of photos along the way. It is wonderful experience, 1st we got to experience the huge crowd at Asakusa and then the peace n serenity along Sumida, and then the park, from the park... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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