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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 3 days ago

After walking for a couple of hours we took an easy boat trip to see more of the city area. We had a short wait after finding the booking kiosk at street level but we purchased a couple of bottles of water while waiting but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank holiday-view23-7-11
Reviewed October 30, 2018

this river so nice, you can enjoyed with this zone warm, peace and not busy, you can see the a lot of great building

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dian k
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Very average boat trip on the river. Views were not impressive, you can see only lots of standard buildings along the river.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patrick K
Reviewed October 14, 2018

The Sumida River flows through Tokyo for about 17 miles, branching from the Arakawa River at Iwabuchi and continuing to Tokyo Bay. I have seen sections that run from Asakusa to the Bay and really like the stretch with a view of the Tokyo Sky...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rumples
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

An 45 min journey down this delightful river you will pass many of the well known highlights of this magnificent city and pass under at least 16 bridges, very enjoyable

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 777SarahB777
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Very good place for picnic and friends meeting during cherry blossom at evening. Great view of Skytree illuminated of colours.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jolanta A
Reviewed May 23, 2018

I walked form Senso-ji Temple to the Tokyo Skytree just crossing the Sumida River. It looked nice and you can take some very good photos on the way.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Sumida river is located in the middle of a crowded city of Tokyo. The best time to enjoy this river is during the morning, when not much activity in Asakusa area. Sitting in the park enjoying the scenery around or running in the morning you...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dikki A
Reviewed April 20, 2018

Driving around Tokyo one is bound to see this river that runs centrally through the city. It is a pretty sight. There are dinner cruises which operate on this river too.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank fivestarholidays
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Sumida river flows centrally in Tokyo city passing many important landmarks and places of interest like Tokyo Sky tree. The river eventually meets at Tokyo bay near the Tsukiji fish market area / Takeshiba ferry pier. There are options of cruise on Sumida river. Operations...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Joy_Sinha
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Kim U
Tokyo for 7 days (2 Replies)
Hi! Me and my wife are traveling from Sweden to Tokyo for the first time in April. We are interested in eating good Japanese food, but except once or twice not overly expensive. Wife is very interested in buying stationery stuff and we will definitely visit a bunch of stores. We have 7 days in tokyo and will spend every day there and not making any day trips. Will my itinerary hold up, to much to little, closed on that day or anything else Feel free to comment. Tuesday Arrival at Narita...More
February 22, 2018|
Response fromSimon P|
You have enough activities to visit for a seven months trip, let alone a seven day trip. "Ueno park - museum and zoo" in itself will take up the better part of a day as there are numerous museums to choose from within Ueno park and none of them can be rushed. My advice is go with the flow. If the weather is beautiful as it should be in April, stay outside, enjoy the sakura, go to the Imperial palace gardens and walk around town. If it rains, head inside to catch a museum, a shrine or bout...More
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Shinjuku Gyoen (Day) and Sumida River (Night): CB (3 Replies)
Hey Guys, We will be in Japan for Cherry Blossom season and will be visiting Tokyo as well as Kyoto. We have kept most of the cherry blossom viewing for Kyoto but have finalized Shinjuku Gyoen for Day time and Sumida River for night cruise in Tokyo.. Wanted to get a feedback on the river cruise and if that is the best choice to see illumination/ lit up trees at night? Any help is much appreciated.. Thanks!
March 11, 2014|
Response fromErin B|
I haven't been on the river boat cruise at night. Although they look like a blast. I know that Ueno Park has a huge display of cherry blossoms that are lit at night. So if you don't see many cherry blossoms on the river boat cruise I'd recommend heading over to Ueno Park and you'll be sure to see lots. For more Japan info check out my blog: http://blaineanderin.com.
Cecil C
Manila, Philippines
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Hi, will be in tokyo april 13. Are there any cherry blossom left? Can we still see flowers in Meguro or Sumida River? Any place you can recommend for cherry blossoms in tokyo?
April 09, 2018|
Response fromShibaInuGuide|
Unfortunately, no. You are three weeks behind for that (two weeks late in the usual year but this year started one week early). For cherry blossom this late, the Tohoku Region is recommended, but many southern locations are now at peak or past peak. Around 14th April if 2018, Inland Aizu Wakamatsu might be recommended.