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Best things to do in Sumida City

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Monument / Landmark
“The Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー) is a television broadcasting tower and landmark of Tokyo. It is the centrepiece of the Tokyo Skytree Town in the Sumida City Ward, not far away from Asakusa. With a height of 634 meters (634 can be read as "Musashi", a historic name of the Tokyo Region), it is the tallest structure in Japan and the second tallest in the world at the time of its completion. A large shopping complex with the aquarium is located at its base.”
287 locals recommend
Buddhist Temple
“Sensoji is perhaps the most famous and photographed of Tokyo's temples. It is the oldest Buddhist temple in the capital, and the five-story pagoda, trails of incense and vast eaves will take you back to a Tokyo of time gone by. The approach to Sensoji, known as Nakamise Dori, is lined with about a hundred shops selling crafts, souvenirs and plenty of sweet and savory snacks. Throughout the year you can come across seasonal events held on the temple grounds. Some of the most popular include Asakusa-jinja Shrine’s Sanja Festival collaboration event in May, the hozuki (Chinese lantern plant) market in July and the photogenic hagoita decorative paddle market in December.”
244 locals recommend
History Museum
“ Opened in 1993, this facility introduces the history and culture of Edo and Tokyo in Ryogoku. The large two-floor permanent exhibition room is divided into the Edo and Tokyo zones, and exhibits many restored models and duplicated materials. The magnificent diorama is so sophisticated that not only children but also adults can enjoy it.”
115 locals recommend
Stadium
“The Kokugikan is held three times a year and the Great Sumo Tokyo site is held in January, May and September. Not just a sumo fan, but a sumo mecca that you want to visit once if the schedule is right. There is also a Sumo Museum that displays materials related to Sumo, so you can enjoy it outside the Sumo period.”
123 locals recommend
Aquarium
“The Sumida Aquarium is one of the main attractions of the Tokyo Skytree Town.Moderately sized, and beautifully designed. Access: Nipporistn(Yamanote line)--Ueno stn(Ginza line)--Asakusa stn.”
41 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Asakusa (浅草) is the center of Tokyo's shitamachi (literally "low city"), one of Tokyo's districts, where an atmosphere of the Tokyo of past decades survives. Asakusa's main attraction is Sensoji, a very popular Buddhist temple, built in the 7th century. The temple is approached via the Nakamise, a shopping street that has been providing temple visitors with a variety of traditional, local snacks and tourist souvenirs for centuries. Asakusa can easily be explored on foot. Alternatively, you can consider a guided tour on a rickshaw (jinrikisha, literally "man-powered vehicle"). A 30-minute tour for two persons costs around 9000 yen. Shorter and longer courses are also available.”
128 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Hanayashiki is the oldest amusement park in Japan. It feels like you were back into the Edo era. It has 20 kinds of attractions. You can get a full view of Asakusa from the high attractions. It is very near from our hotel Yuinoya. Great location!”
85 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“TOKYO Solamachi' Soramachi is a shopping mall, at the foot of Tokyo SkyTree.”
49 locals recommend
Store
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“It is a general store. It is also electric appliances, souvenirs, sweets, clothes and so on. This is a duty free shop.”
40 locals recommend
Store
“This is one of the oldest the busiest shopping streets in Japan! Everyone can enjoy this streets because this shopping street was established and advanced as a pilgrimage street starting from Kaminarimon gate to the main hall of Sensoji. About 90 shops of some food stands, or many different kinds of souvenir will absolutely attract you on the way to the temple. One notice is that, if you would like to enjoy shops, be sure to arrive here before 6PM! Many of the shops start closing from that time. But if you don’t care about shopping and would like to enjoy the lights in the night, it will be much more quiet and you can enjoy a beautiful light up of the temple, too!”
55 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“This is Kaminarimon Gate. On either side there are 2 large statues of buddhist deities. Their names are Fujin and Raijin”
57 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This is a very good place for shopping and enjoying traddional Japanese stuff.”
27 locals recommend
Museum
“Sensoji (浅草寺, Sensōji, also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa. It is one of Tokyo's most colorful and popular temples.”
13 locals recommend
Park
“Very nice for walking and jogging. NIce to watch cherry blossom along the river side in Spring.”
37 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“ Tokyo Sky Tree is a radio tower located in Oshima-1-chome, Sumida-ku, Tokyo. Tourism · Commercial facilities and office buildings are installed, and surrounding facilities including the tree are called "Tokyo Sky Tree Town".”
20 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is the oldest bar in Japan. This restaurant will be opened from 11:00 to 22:00. If you wanna drink before sightseeing or the lunch time, I recommend you to go there. You can enjoy almost 130 years history taste and beer.”
35 locals recommend