We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (606)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good50%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“asakusa area”(7 reviews)
“tokyo skytree”(13 reviews)
During the Edo period, lords and ladies took a boat along the Sumida River to Asakusa and the Sensoji Temple. Today, a sightseeing boat takes a similar route departing from the traditional Hama Rikya Garden.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Tokyo Prefecture
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Sumida River
from US$59.50
More Info
from US$49.60
More Info
from US$90.10
More Info
Reviews (335)
Filter reviews
89 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews asakusa area tokyo skytree sensoji temple tokyo bay water bus numerous bridges cruise boat odaiba skyscrapers park scenery route pathway perspective activity picnic
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 89 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

After walking for a couple of hours we took an easy boat trip to see more of the city area. We had a short wait after finding the booking kiosk at street level but we purchased a couple of bottles of water while waiting but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank holiday-view23-7-11
Reviewed 31 October 2018

this river so nice, you can enjoyed with this zone warm, peace and not busy, you can see the a lot of great building

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dian k
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Very average boat trip on the river. Views were not impressive, you can see only lots of standard buildings along the river.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patrick K
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The Sumida River flows through Tokyo for about 17 miles, branching from the Arakawa River at Iwabuchi and continuing to Tokyo Bay. I have seen sections that run from Asakusa to the Bay and really like the stretch with a view of the Tokyo Sky...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rumples
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

An 45 min journey down this delightful river you will pass many of the well known highlights of this magnificent city and pass under at least 16 bridges, very enjoyable

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 777SarahB777
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Very good place for picnic and friends meeting during cherry blossom at evening. Great view of Skytree illuminated of colours.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jolanta A
Reviewed 23 May 2018

I walked form Senso-ji Temple to the Tokyo Skytree just crossing the Sumida River. It looked nice and you can take some very good photos on the way.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank OZS_ATW
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Sumida river is located in the middle of a crowded city of Tokyo. The best time to enjoy this river is during the morning, when not much activity in Asakusa area. Sitting in the park enjoying the scenery around or running in the morning you...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dikki A
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Driving around Tokyo one is bound to see this river that runs centrally through the city. It is a pretty sight. There are dinner cruises which operate on this river too.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank fivestarholidays
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Sumida river flows centrally in Tokyo city passing many important landmarks and places of interest like Tokyo Sky tree. The river eventually meets at Tokyo bay near the Tsukiji fish market area / Takeshiba ferry pier. There are options of cruise on Sumida river. Operations...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Joy_Sinha
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 933 nearby hotels
Dormy Inn Express Asakusa
259 reviews
.15 km away
Hotel New Gyominso
34 reviews
.18 km away
Hotel Kawase
40 reviews
.24 km away
Tsuruya Ryokan
12 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 113,186 nearby restaurants
Asahi Sky Room
58 reviews
.09 km away
Tokyo Sumidagawa Brewing
21 reviews
.14 km away
Tokyo Sumidagawa Brewing Bar Style
17 reviews
.14 km away
Gonpachi Asakusa Azumabashi
36 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 9,047 nearby attractions
Asahi Beer Headquarters
388 reviews
.07 km away
Yakatabune Amitatsu
8 reviews
.10 km away
Asakusa Rental Kimono Waraku
13 reviews
.23 km away
Sumida River Fireworks
77 reviews
.13 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sumida River staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines