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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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Sumida Tokyo a nice area to visit when having time with several attractions in the surrounding neighborhood

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Sumida Tokyo a nice area to visit when having time with several attractions in the surrounding neighborhood

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

This is one activity you have to do when visiting Tokyo. After completing your visit to Asakusa, I suggest you to follow Tokyo River Cruise from Asakusa to Odaiba. You can walk around 10 minutes from famous area in Asakusa (Sensoji temple) to Asakusa harbour. There you can choose the route. To see Rainbow Bridge and to explore beautiful Odaiba,... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There is a bike rental service nearby Sumida park, where you can rent a bike for 300¥ per day, and RM500¥ for 3 days. Bring along your passport, and rent the bike for a few hours, and take a tour around Asakusa and along Sumida river. It's worth it, and best of all, it's affordable for budget travellers.

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Bandung, Indonesia
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Tokyo Prefecture
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