Sumida View Point ver.2013-06-25
Sumida and vicinity / Google Map

Visit Sumida tourism office

Hot Spot

Tokyo Sky Tree

Open 2012/05/22

http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/english/

Google image search results of "skytree"

1st observatory (350m) 2000yen
2nd observatory (450m) +1000yen

average wating time without reservation
weekday 2 hours
holiday 4 hours

form Asakusa station - 1.0 mile / 20mins by walk
form Asakusa station - 140 yen by Tobu Isezaki line

Water Line

Yakatabune
This is a kind of Japanese traditional party boat cruising at Sumida river.
about 12000yen / person. reservations required.

[CNN] Yakatabune: Party boats ply the bay

Google image search results of "Yakatabune"

Google web search results of "Yakatabune"

Tokyo Mizube Cruising Line
Very very good tour for visitor. Only 1 hour.
If you are in Ryogoku and want to go to Odaiba, you can use this line.
In web page, "Both Countries" is Ryogoku. good grief...
Odaiba Seaside Park is realy Odaiba.
1000yen 65min 3th / day

Tokyo Mizube Cruising Line Web / Google translated

image / google

Sweets

Chomeiji Sakura mochi
Most famous sweets in Sumida area.
In afternoon that was sold out.
No preservative, so it's not good for souvenir.
Open : 08:30-18:00
Closed : Monday
You may reserve by phone.

Google translate of "Chomeiji Sakura mochi" Web

Mukoujima Kototoi Dango
Most famous sweets in Sumida area.
Open : 09:00-18:00
Closed : Tuesday and last Wednesday

"Kototoi Dango" Web / Google translated

Eat

Chanko Nabe - Sumo wrestler meal

Experience

Language / Japanese
Kimekomi Ningyou - Puppet
Make a puppet by puttting a costume on the simple animal doll.
Open : 10:00-17:00 Monday-Saturday
Closed : Sunday & Holiday & from 28 Dec to 4 Jan
over 10 years old only. All reservations required.
Price: 2800 yen / person (1000yen course fee + 1800yen materials fee)
free rental : scissors, bond, modeler, bamboo comb

Production Experience page / Google translated

Edo Komon - Dyeing
Traditional Edo Komon Dyeing process Experience
Reservations required 1 month before.
2 persons at least and 15 persons limited.
Open : 13:00 start - 16:00 end / Monday-Friday
Closed : Saturday & Sunday & Holiday & from 28 Dec to 4 Jan
Price: 5000 yen / person

needs : note/pen
costume : Wear apron and light. The fluttering skirts and blouses are not acceptable. Contamination may be infected. Shoes, sneaker is best.

Production Experience page / Google translated

Hagoita - old time racket
Now in Japan, "Hagoita" is a artistic craft. But 50years before, children play ball game with "Hagoita" at new year.

Open : 10:00-17:00 (Last start 15:00) Mon-Sat
Closed : Sunday & Holiday & from 28 Dec to 4 Jan
Person : 5 persons at least
Time : 2 hours
Price : 3000yen / person
reservations required

Production Experience page / Google translated

Edo Kiriko - Glass
Traditional Edo Glass cutting to make pattern.
1 persons ok. Reservations required.
Price: 3360 yen or more / person

Production Experience page / Google translated


Other Area
The Tukiji Market
From 2011-07-25, visitor can enter auction area.
After Tohoku Earthquake, it's stopped.

Official Web in English
viewing rule / translated by google

Sushi Nigiri Experience (1day)/ Google image

Oota Market
Near by Haneda Airport.
Main, flower and fruit.Fish area is small.
Fish auction time : 05:40-
No parking area for visitor.
05:00-15:00, visitor OK without reservations.
Till 09:00, good to see. Main business time.
If you arrived at Haneda in early morning,
by taxi about 2510yen 20min to Oota market.

private blog on net/ Google translate

ETC
[CNN] 5 best places in Tokyo to exhaust your children

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