Tokyo Stroll Supplement: Northwestern Sumida Ward
This page indexes, contains corrections and has additions to the Northwestern Sumida Ward chapter of Tokyo Stroll.
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Aoyagi Seike: Tokyo Stroll page 293
Asahi Group Head Office Building: Tokyo Stroll page 289
Azumabashi Tourist Information Center: Tokyo Stroll page 290
Chōmeiji: Tokyo Stroll page 293
Chōmeiji Sakuramochi: Tokyo Stroll page 295
Ebiya: Tokyo Stroll page 289
Entsūji: Tokyo Stroll page 291
Hatonomachi Market Street / Hatonomachi Dōri Shōtengai: Tokyo Stroll page 300
Higashi Shirahige Park / Higashi Shirahige Kōen: Tokyo Stroll page 303
Hōsenji: Tokyo Stroll page 302
Jiman Kusamochi: Tokyo Stroll page 300
Kado: Tokyo Stroll page 293
Kataoka Byōbu and the Museum of Byōbu / Byōbu Hakubutsukan: Tokyo Stroll page 305
Kōfukuji: Tokyo Stroll page 293
Koguma: Tokyo Stroll page 300
Kototoi Dango: Tokyo Stroll page 295
Mimeguri Jinja: Tokyo Stroll page 291
Mokuboji: Tokyo Stroll page 303
Mukōjima Hyakkaen: Tokyo Stroll page 301
Mukōjima kagai (Mukōjima hanamachi): Tokyo Stroll page 295
Narihirabashi Information Center: Tokyo Stroll page 307
Ōyokogawa Shinsui Park / Ōyokogawa Shinsui Kōen: Tokyo Stroll page 307
Shirahige Higashi Apartments: Tokyo Stroll page 303
Shirahige Jinja: Tokyo Stroll page 302
Sumida Heritage Museum / Sumida Kyōdo Bunka Shiryōkan: Tokyo Stroll page 291
Sumida Park / Sumida Kōen: Tokyo Stroll page 291
Sumida River Walk and Tokyo Mizumachi (すみだリバーウォーク & 東京ミズマチ)
As the writing of Tokyo Stroll was winding down a new 160-meter (524 foot) wood floored pedestrian walkway across the Sumidagawa was under construction alongside the Tōbu Isesaki Line railway bridge. The walkway is part of an easier route to reach Tokyo Skytree and the Tokyo Solamachi shopping center. This is also more direct than crossing at the Azumabashi and winding your way through the regular streets. It crosses the river and connects to a pathway through the southern part of the Mukōjima neighborhood. The bridge is also a good place to observes boat traffic on the river. There is even a window on the walkway providing a direct vertical view to the river.
The bridge connects the west side of the river at Sumida Park to the east side just upstream from the Kitajūkengawa canal close to the Makurabashi bridge. From there the pathway continues between the Kitajūkengawa and Tokyo Mizumachi, a new series of shops and restaurants built under the elevated train tracks which opened in June 2020.
All of this was still under construction when I visited Tokyo in October 2019 to do additional photography for Tokyo Stroll.
Tokyo Mizumachi WEB: https://www.tokyo-mizumachi.jp/en/
Sumida Ward Office / Sumida Ku Yakusho: Tokyo Stroll page 289
Sumidagawa Jinja: Tokyo Stroll page 303
Tamonji: Tokyo Stroll page 304
Tobacco & Salt Museum / Tabako to Shio no Hakubutsukan: Tokyo Stroll page 307
Tōbu Museum / Tōbu Hakubutsukan (東武博物館)
A museum devoted to the history of Tōbu Railway since 1989. To enter you buy a ticket from the same type of machine that you find in train stations, you can even use your Pasmo or Suica card. Exhibits include steam locomotives, buses, and historical information. And many of the exhibits are hands on making them popular with both children and adults. The beautifully restored hardware on display includes engine number 5 made in 1898 which was decommissioned in 1965, a wooden electric street car in use from 1924 to 1981, and more. There are no restaurants in the museum, you can bring in outside food and eat in the rest area. The well-stocked museum shop has many items for rail fans.
Tokyo Sky Tree: Tokyo Stroll page 305
Ushijima Jinja: Tokyo Stroll page 290
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Created July 10, 2919 | Content last updated January 31, 2023