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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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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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