Sumida River

Sumida River: Our most recommended tours and activities

Tokyo Bay: Traditional Japanese Yakatabune Dinner Cruise

1. Tokyo Bay: Traditional Japanese Yakatabune Dinner Cruise

A dinner cruises on Yakatabune houseboats have a long tradition and are very popular throughout Japan, especially in Tokyo. See the nighttime skyline while enjoying a meal on the water for a one of a kind experience. The 2.5 to 3-hour cruise will usually take you from Shinagawa to Rainbow Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo Skytree, and Odaiba. You can enjoy the panoramic views of Odaiba and Tokyo Skytree from the observatory deck on top of the boat and take memorable photographs.  On this cruise, enjoy high-quality dishes and the assistance of the friendly and helpful staff. Your dinner will consist of a 10 course meal of Japanese-style dishes, which are freshly prepared on that day. The courses include appetizers (shikidashi, vegetables, kobachi), a sashimi boat, fresh tempura, a seasonal rice dish, vegetables (konomono), salad, noodles (shime no men), and dessert. The dining room is fully air-conditioned and you can either sit at a table with chairs or at a low table over a hole in the floor.

Tokyo: Asakusa to Odaiba Mizube Line River Cruise

2. Tokyo: Asakusa to Odaiba Mizube Line River Cruise

Navigate the canals and waterways of Tokyo, during a river cruise from the Asakusa district to Odaiba. This river cruise, or water taxi, is a convenient mode of transportation across the Tokyo Bay, allowing you to enjoy the scenery from the river during the journey. Start the river cruise at the Asakusa Pier or Odaiba Marine Park by showing your e-voucher at the ticket counter to receive your physical ferry ticket. Enjoy a 1-hour cruise to Odaiba, a district known for its entertainment and shopping. Admire the incredible skyline of the city along the way including sights such as the Tokyo Skytree, Hamarikyu Garden, and Rainbow Bridge. Arrive in Odaiba or Asakusa where this tour ends and you can discover the vibrant areas at your own pace.

Tokyo: Asakusa Sightseeing Tour by Rickshaw

3. Tokyo: Asakusa Sightseeing Tour by Rickshaw

Cruise the bustling streets of Tokyo in your own private chariot on a fun sightseeing tour of the Asakusa district by rickshaw. Admire the beautiful Asakusa Shrine next to the city's oldest temple, and experience the everyday street life en route to the famous shoe shopping district of Hanakawado. Venture inside Sumida Park, most resplendent in spring when thousands of cherry trees are in bloom. Check out quirky Tanuki-doori, and the adult theaters of the historic Rokku Ward. Take souvenir photos of Hanayashiki, the oldest amusement park in Japan. Ride down Denpoin Street, where little has changed since World War II as you make your way back to the starting point. Book the 2-hour or 3-hour tour options and you will also see the Sensoji Temple, while guests on the 3-hour option can choose a memorial gift of a special Hello Kitty doll or original T-shirt.

Tokyo Sky Cruising: Helicopter Day city Tour

4. Tokyo Sky Cruising: Helicopter Day city Tour

Experience the best views of Tokyo from a helicopter with large windows. Taking off from Tokyo Heliport, you’ll fly over the city’s main landmarks. See Rainbow Bridge, Odaiba, Hamarikyu Onshi-teien, Tokyo Tower, Tsukiji Market, the Imperial Palace, Tokyo Station, the Sumida River, Ryogoku Kokugikan, Kaminari-mon, Tokyo Skytree, the Arakawa River and Kasai Rinkai Koen. The 600-meter panorama view is a new style of sightseeing. With tour narration there's no better way to enjoy the dramatic Tokyo skyline. The activity duration is 40 minutes, and includes a 30-minute explanation and 10-minute flight.

Tokyo: Asakusa History and Culture Dining Experience

5. Tokyo: Asakusa History and Culture Dining Experience

Meet your certified guide at the Azumabashi bridge to begin the tour, observing the Tokyo Sky Tree and Sumida river. Make your way to the nearby Culture Center to get a preview of the tour route by seeing Asakusa from high up in the building. Visit the ancient Buddhist Sensoji Temple, one of Tokyo's essential sightseeing spots. Learn about the history and secrets of this ancient place, while participating in the temple- and shrine-visiting rituals that Japanese people know. Afterward, dive into the Rokku area, Asakusa's bustling entertainment district. Stroll through streets learning about the complex district of continual novelty and quaint nostalgia. After discovering Asakusa's charm, make your way to three distinct but typical izakaya restaurants. On average, we provide 3 to 4 drinks and 3 to 4 dishes, which is enough for a full dinner meal. During the experience, you have the opportunity to savor traditional dishes and drinks whilst learning about the culture and history which triggered their creation. You'll also discover the depth of sake in its varieties, flavors, and production processes which have been refined over centuries.

Music Performance + Dinner Preceded by Asakusa History Tour

6. Music Performance + Dinner Preceded by Asakusa History Tour

1) After having an in-depth Asakusa history tour, we will take you to a Japanese restaurant for live performance of traditional Japanese musical instruments over dinner. Since it is a small restaurant with a limited number of seats, the performance is presented just in front of you. Enjoy the powerful but adroit performance in close proximity to the musicians. 2) And of course, the tour preceding the visit to the restaurant is one of a kind; an in-depth history tour in Asakusa. 3) If the group size is 3 or more, we will use an earphone guide system which enables you to clearly listen to the guide from a distance.

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What people are saying about Sumida River

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 166 reviews

From start to finish, this was an exceptional experience. The food was amazing, the setting lovely, the other guests and the staff friendly and the alcohol plentiful. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending this activity.

It really is the best way to see beauty of the city. All the major bridges landmarks lit against nights sky paired with Japanese cuisine.

It was a worth it activity. We celebrated birthday of our kid on board. The staff offered a cake and a gift. Awesome. Full of fun.

It was an amazing experience, takes about an hour from Asakusa to Odaiba. So the 1,200yen fee was soooo worth it! Five star!!

espectacular la experiencia, sin duda lo volvería a contratar.