A district where the winds of history and culture waft.

Sumida city is located in Tokyo's eastern district, not far from Asakusa and Akihabara. It's a place where you can experience Japanese history and culture firsthand, in a tradition hailing back to Edo Period (1600-1868). It's also a wonderful place to walk around. Sumida city boasts the Sumida River and other areas along waterways, with their free and open feeling. It's a district offering a panoply of exciting events throughout the year, such as the cherry blossom and fireworks. Enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals in this traditional downtown Tokyo district.
Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Tokyo Sky Tree®

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Cherry Blossom

 

Sumida Triphony Hall

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Restaurant, Shopping, Hotel

Restaurant, Shopping, Hotel

  

There are lots of restaurants to pop into during a walk through the streets of Sumida,not to mention souvenir shops offering local goods and sweets that are not found elsewhere, and hotels with a comfortable atmosphere.
Many of the shopkeepers and restaurant/hotel staff are able to speak English for foreginers to easily communicate.

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Event

Event

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Traditional Arts & Crafts Experience

Traditional Arts & Crafts Experience

   

Sumida city has many ateliers and workshops creating traditional handicrafts.
Here's a rare opprtunity to witness Japanese craftmanship firsthand.

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Access

Access

Sumida is conveniently reached from the center of Tokyo. It is only a 3-minute walk from Asakusa, a 5-minute train/metro ride from Akihabara,
and a 30-minute train/metro ride from Shinjuku or Ginza. You can also take a Sumida River boat cruise at Odaiba,
and reach Ryogoku or Asakusa in an hour, enjoying the view on your way.

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