Sumida River is a tributary of Arakawa River
flowing through Saitama Prefecture and Tokyo Metropolis.
It flows through the northeast part of central Tokyo and into Tokyo Bay.
The width of the river is 150-200 meters and the water flows slowly. (The water is not so clean.)
It flows through the large city, so there are many bridges across the
Each bridge has a different form.
Sumida River flows near the popular spots such as Asakusa,
Ryogoku and Tsukiji.
So pleasure boats (Tokyo Cruise Ship) are operated between Asakusa and Hinode Pier facing Tokyo Bay. They stop by at Hamarikyu Gardens.
We can enjoy the boat tour for about 40 minutes from Asakusa to Hinode Pier, or for 35 minutes from Asakusa to Hamarikyu Gardens.
(We can tour in the opposite direction.)
On the last Saturday in July, Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival are held
around Sumida River near Asakusa.
It is one of the major fireworks festival in Tokyo, and 20 thousand fireworks are set off from around 19:00 to 20:30.
Tokyo Sky Tree