Sumida River is one of the major rivers in Tokyo – it runs 23.5 kilometers long and flows from the Arakawa river right through the city and into the Tokyo Bay. The wonderful thing about Sumida is that there is not much hustle and bustle to be encountered – so you can surely have a nice quiet walk and savor the place. Many spots in Sumida are good for picnics, or simply taking a moment to contemplate the scenery in the area. The walk here is much more enjoyable on summer evenings when the darkness hides the urban elements together with the song of cicadas blending with the croaking of frogs. You will get to see and experience a different side of Tokyo during night time.
When strolling along the paved paths near the bank, you will get to watch the boats go by as the Tokyo Skytree soars high in the background, this is a sight so picturesque you can never resist to capture it on camera. If you’re in Tokyo during summer, the Sumidagawa Fireworks on the last Saturday of July are some of the city’s most spectacular event that you can’t afford to miss – the perfect spot on where to watch it is from the riverbanks and attending the event while wearing a Yukata is what locals do and it’s highly recommended that you should do it too.
Tokyo Skytree is the tallest structure in Japan and considered to be the second tallest tower in the world. When it first opened and introduced to the world it was recorded that 940 lucky visitors were able to enjoy and witness the sight of the first sunrise over Tokyo from the tower’s 350-meters-high observation deck (Tembo Deck). Ticket costs ¥7,000 granted that you will have a full access to the facility (price may vary – kindly visit their site to check the updated price). Tokyo Skytree is the centerpiece of the Tokyo Skytree Town in the Sumida City Ward – it consists of a large shopping complex with aquarium located at its base. But the highlight of Tokyo Skytree is its observation deck which offers spectacular views out over Tokyo and right in front of Tokyo Skytree, you’ll see the Asahi Beer hall and the “Asahi Flame”, a golden structure that’s supposed to be beer froth but looks more like a golden poop. Locals call it kin no unko or “the golden turd”
After a long and tiring day of strolling the Sumida River and witnessing the sunrise at Tokyo Skytree, the next thing one would be looking forward to is a warm and cozy place to recharge and refuel to be on the go the next day.
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