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Recommended Sightseeing Spots in Sumida

Sumida has a mix of traditional and modern culture, and there are many spots for you to enjoy visiting. We hope you discover the charms of Sumida while walking through the city.

Sumida River

The Sumida River is a famous spot to see cherry blossoms. There is a cherry blossom festival there each spring. There is also a fireworks festival held in July.

Edo Tokyo Museum

Information about Edo Tokyo’s 400-year history is displayed. You can go back to the Edo Period by crossing the life-sized Nihonbashi Bridge inside the museum.

Address 1-4-1, Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Tel 03-3626-9974
Admission ¥600
Open 9:30am-5:30pm
Closed Mon., New Year’s Holidays

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Kokugikan (Sumo Museum)

Japan’s national sport, sumo, takes place here in January, May and September. There is also a Sumo Museum here, where collections of data relating to sumo are displayed.

Address 1-3-28, Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Tel 03-3622-0366
Admission Free
Open 10:00am-4:30pm
Close Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays

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Mukojima Hyakkaen

This garden was planted during the Edo Period. You can see Japanese plants such as Japanese clover and zebra grass here. This garden was designed to have different flowers in bloom each season.

Address 3-18-3, Higashimukojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Tel 03-3611-8705
Admission ¥150
Open 9:00am-5:00pm
Close New Year’s Holidays

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The Sumida Hokusai Art Museum

Katsushika Hokusai was an ukiyo-e artist whose influence is still felt all over the world. The Sumida Hokusai Museum is in his birthplace, Sumida Ward. This museum has been bustling with visitors since it opened in November 2016.

Address 2-7, Kamezawa, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

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Mukojima Geisha

There are geisha (traditional Japanese female entertainers) in traditional Japanese restaurants in Mukojima. If you want to be entertained by the geisha, you need to make a reservation. When you walk around Mukojima, you may encounter a geisha.