Things to do in Sumida City

Our most recommended things to do in Sumida City

Tokyo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

1. Tokyo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Take in the city of Tokyo from an open-top sightseeing bus and choose from all the available routes according to your interests. Your ticket provides unlimited access to all routes, allowing you to hop off when you want to explore more. See the highlights of the city, such as Tokyo Sky Tree, Asakusa, Tokyo Tower, Tsukiji, and Ginza. Route 1: TOKYO SKYTREE course Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building — Kodemmacho Station — Ryogoku Edo-Tokyo Museum — TOKYO SKYTREE station — Asakusa Hanakawado — Asakusa Tawaramachi — Ueno Matsuzakaya — Akihabara (Suehirocho) — Shin-Nihombashi Station — Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building Route 2: TOKYO TOWER, Tsukiji Ginza course Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building — Tokyo Tower — Tokyo Prince Hotel/Zojo-ji Temple — Tokyo Teleport Station — Tsukiji Ginza — Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building Route 3: SHINJUKU SHIBUYA course Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building — Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden — Shinjuku Station South Exit/Hotel Century Southern Tower — Shinjuku Station West Exit/Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building — Shibuya City Hall/Harajuku/Meiji Jingu Shrine — Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building You can hop off and back on the bus at your convenience and explore the sights you’re interested in at your own pace. From the open-top bus, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of Tokyo as you listen to the commentary on your audio guide.

Tokyo: Tokyo Skytree Admission Ticket

2. Tokyo: Tokyo Skytree Admission Ticket

Discover unbeatable views of Tokyo from the Tembo Observation Deck of the Tokyo Skytree tower with this admission ticket. Feel the thrill of riding the elevator to an elevation of 350 meters. Choose from ticketing options with or without access to the stunning Tembo Galleria. Arrive at the Tokyo Skytree tower and head up to the 4th floor, where you're greeted by friendly staff. Here, you'll get your ticket and head straight into an elevator that takes you shooting seamlessly up to the 1,150-foot (350-m) Tembo Deck in no time. The enormous, circular deck features windows on all sides, allowing you 360-degree views of Tokyo City. See the winding Sumida River, look for the Tokyo Dome, and even find the Tokyo Tower—interactive displays help you pick out points of interest too. If you choose to visit the Tembo Galleria, hop into another elevator and rush up to the 1,475-foot (450-m) viewing space. The Galleria features a long, sloping spiral ramp that offers an even more dynamic view of the city. On your way back to the ground, stop by Floor 345 to check out the gift shop, and pause at Floor 340 for a dizzying view straight down from a section of sturdy glass flooring.

Tokyo: Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

3. Tokyo: Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Explore the best of Tokyo on this 1-day, fully customizable, and private tour. Select which must-see locations you’d like to visit from the list below and your knowledgeable, licensed guide will customize an itinerary for you based on your preferences. The most popular, must-see attractions available on this tour: Asakusa, Imperial Palace, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Tsukiji Fish Market, Meiji Jingu Shrine, Akihabara, Hama Rikyu Gardens, Harajuku, Takeshita Street, Nezu, and Shinjuku Golden Gai. On the day of the tour, your guide will meet you at your hotel to begin your full-day tour. Using either public transport or walking to get around, why not start your day with a visit to Asakusa to see the famous Senso-Ji Temple. Your next stop could be to take a walk through the Outer Garden (Gaien) of the Imperial Palace, followed by lunch in trendy, ‘Kawaii’ Harajuku. Then, maybe, spend your afternoon at the Meiji Jingu Shrine forest, between the busy neighborhoods of Shibuya and Shinjuku.

Tokyo Bay: Traditional Japanese Yakatabune Dinner Cruise

4. 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 Sky Cruising: Helicopter Day city Tour

5. 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 Private Welcome Tour with a Local

6. Tokyo Private Welcome Tour with a Local

Meet the local guide at your Tokyo accommodation and head out on a 2 to 6-hour walking tour to explore the city. You’ll be in good hands with a knowledgeable local who is eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your visit. Start by getting familiar with the neighborhood where you’re staying. Hear about the best places to eat and shop and learn the easiest ways to get around. See some of the top attractions and hear about more that you can visit on your own after the tour. You will have the option of taking public transportation or a taxi to get around the city. Please contact the supplier if you’d like a private car included in the tour.

Tokyo: Asakusa Sightseeing Tour by Rickshaw

7. 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: Asakusa to Odaiba Mizube Line River Cruise

8. 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.

Japan: Unlimited Pocket Wi-Fi Router Rental, Hotel Delivery

9. Japan: Unlimited Pocket Wi-Fi Router Rental, Hotel Delivery

Enjoy the convenience of an unlimited portable Wi-Fi router, charger, and USB cable delivered to directly your hotel in Japan along with a prepaid envelope for return. With your router, connect up to 10 devices at one time and stay fully connected on your trip. iPhone, iPad, Android Smartphones, PCs, Mac laptops, and other portable consoles are all supported with your pocket Wi-Fi. The device enables a Hybrid 4G LTE high-speed connection with a battery that can last up to 10 hours (usually about 8 hours, depending on usage). At the end of your trip, use the prepaid envelope included with your order to seamlessly return your pocket Wi-Fi via any Japanese postal box or airport postal box.

Music Performance + Dinner Preceded by Asakusa History Tour

10. 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 City

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The Tokyo Skytree is an iconic building and well worth the price to go up. We paid the extra when booking to do the higher Galleria level. I think that was worth it although to be honest views were incredible from both. The app is worth downloading on wifi before you go as you can then lock it to the view and understand better what you're looking at plus switch day/night modes. There is a small optional area with a glass floor that gives you a sense of how far up you really are. The view of the Tokyo skyline is as impressive as you'd expect!

Be sure to check if you can hop on and hop off at any point initially. I took a cab in to Shinjuku station because it was the “meeting point“ I found out later that I could have gotten on that other stops and saved myself 1400¥. The same is true with the other hop on hop off bus is in Osaka and Kyoto. When you’re planning activities be sure to check the proximity to hotels where you’re staying and to train stations.

Well worth visiting the Sky tower for a unique view of Tokyo. We went at sunset and it was very busy. There was a 40 minute queue to go from the350m to the 450m floor. However, that said, it was great to see Mount Fuji in the setting sun.

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.

espectacular la experiencia, sin duda lo volvería a contratar.