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Sumida River

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Address: Tokyo Prefecture
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Sumidagawa Terrace is the best for jogging.

The best place for taking a walk and jogging, especially for people who stay near Tokyo Stn., Ginza, Tsukiji, Nihombashi, and Asakusa area. You'll see many local people relaxing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 20, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Excelent view, where we see the tour boats, skytree( taller skyscraper of Tokyo), when the cherish flowers( they call Sakura), it is amazing view near the mitsubishi build, nice place to walk around, cycling, run, rest!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

We found the riverfront near Asakusa to be great for pictures of the Asahi building, Tokyo Skytree, the bridge, and the river itself. The walk along the river is actually quite peaceful. There weren't many people walking or running along the river path there.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Nice For walking in its banks Lovely views Clean and clear Inspiring fantastic for boat cruising We like been there in evening time

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

The best place for taking a walk and jogging, especially for people who stay near Tokyo Stn., Ginza, Tsukiji, Nihombashi, and Asakusa area. You'll see many local people relaxing there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

We stayed in Asakusa and wanted to get a run in while in Japan. The run along the Sumida River path was a great way to get out of the crowds and congestion, see the city from a different view, and get a RUN! We started on the Asakusa side near the Asakusa metro station and headed north. It was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

I ran up and down the river during a recent visit. Relatively flat with with great views of multiple bridges, Skytree and Asahi Super Dry Hall. Other than a morning baseball game and some ladies practicing tai chi hardly saw anyone along the trail.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Our office was in the Sumida area hence got the opportunity to experience the river up close at least 4 to 5 times during the Tokyo stay. A walk by the Sumida river from any point is really a lovely experience. The weather is absolutely heavenly in May, which makes walking even more pleasurable. Must do thing...I recommend the patch... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

From Sensoji you can walk to Sumida River. From the river bank or on the bridges you can see high-rises like Asahi Beer Headquaters and Tokyo Skytree. Visitors may took a river cruise along the river.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

From the fish market we walk to the Sumida-Gawa river terrace. Although our friends did not mean to take us there and it was a mistake, but it was was a pleasant mistake. It allowed us to view the Sumida river banks from the lovely terraces.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

We stayed at a hotel close to the Kuramae Station and beside the Sumida River. It really is a lovely river with tour boats passing every now and again. You can actually walk along the riverside all the way to Asakusa which takes only about 10 minutes and arrive to a wonderful view.

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