Sumida River

The 3 Best Tokyo 2020 Olympics Hotels That Haven’t Sold Out Yet

Over a year out from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, many accommodation options are sold out. Both domestic and international demand to see the Olympics has driven up prices to outrageous levels as people scramble to reserve the last hotels on the market. These 3 hotels offer the most reasonably-priced accommodation without sacrificing quality and…

Looking for a Unique Way to See Tokyo? Check Out These River Boat Tours!

No matter how many times you have visited Tokyo (東京), there is still so much more to explore. Unfortunately, most people tend to focus on the attractions and places they can visit on land. Have you ever thought about seeing a new perspective of Tokyo while on the water? If yes, then Riverboat Mizuha (舟遊びみづは)…

10 Fantastic Spots for a Photographer on Tokyo’s Sumida River

The Sumida River (Sumidagawa 隅田川), one of Tokyo’s classic waterways, is a photographer’s dream. With waterside terraces, appealing atmosphere, and breathtaking views, it’s a definite “must” on any tourist’s list. Yet sadly, many fail to take advantage of this fun, free opportunity. Originating in Chichibu (秩父), Saitama (埼玉), the Sumidagawa breaks off from the Arakawa…

Experience a Beautiful Cruise and All-You-Can-Drink Japanese Hospitality in Tokyo!

Yakatabune Cruisers are Japanese old-fashioned houseboats which operate on the Tokyo waterfront and were once very popular among wealthy business people and highly-ranked samurai during the Edo period for leisure and entertainment. Nowadays, it is a popular excursion trip for everyone where passengers are able to enjoy beautiful views of Tokyo’s famous landmarks such as…

The Floating Lanterns on the Sumida River

Tōrō Nagashi Ceremony The light of lanterns floating on the water of Sumida-gawa illuminating the dark pool of the river makes an ease atmosphere. This beautiful scenery takes place every year during what the Japanese call the Tōrō Nagashi. Tōrō Nagashi (灯籠流し) is a Japanese ceremony or a symbol of summer celebrating by releasing the…

Sumida Riverside Cherry Blossom Festival

Located in the area between the Azumabashi Bridge and Sakurabashi Bridge, Sumida is known in the summer for an impressive fireworks display. Very much worth it to see in July as they have a system where everyone gets to cross the bridge for perfect views of the fireworks. However, nothing beats the view in the…