Sumida River is one of famous Hanami place in Tokyo.
I love bridges at Sumida River.
Unfortunately I couldn’t go Hanami to Sumida River last year, so this year, I went there.
Near from Asakusa Station, Sakura trees are standing along Sumida River.
Many people come to enjoy Sakura.
Here can take selfie with Sakura and Tokyo Skytree.
Boat pier is full of people! In this season, so many cruising boats and house boats are seen on Sumida River.
I walked to Sakurabashi Bridge(toward upper stream). There are no food stalls. Because stalls are prohibited around here. People bring their foods and drinks. Please bring back the trash.
Opposite side is Mukojima.
On the Sakurabashi Bridge. I introduced here before. Here is for walkers only.
Pedestrians of Mukojima side.
This is old postcard from Taisho to early Showa Period (Maybe 1920s to early 1930), Hanami scene at Mukojima. Direction is opposite. But similar atmosphere.
There was a cafe managed by Mukojima community.
Since Meiji period, Mukojima is famous for beautiful Geisha.
In this cafe, geisha serves Japanese tea and sweets.
Skytree is difficult to see from Mukojima side. Too near and highway disturbs. I walked toward down stream.
Foods stalls are seen Mukjima side.
Beautiful lantern’s line.
Sakura with rape blossoms. Spring contrast.
Around Kototoi River, I found a park.
Its name is Sumida Park. Here was covered with Sakura!
Sakura was so dense that I could not see Skytree!
Boat pier and Azumabashi Bridge from opposite side. I came back to starting point.
At night. Sakura is lit up! Number of people increased at night. And this day was windy. So I couldn’t take photos well.
Near Kototoibashi Bridge. Boats are also beautiful.
Then it began raining. These are water drops.
Long Exposure. This period is one of most shiny days of Sumida River. Fire works at summer is also beautiful.
From under Sakurabashi Bridge.
I gave up taking photos. This photo is on the way to Asakusa Station. Shiny surface was also beautiful.
It was not good weather. I have to try next year too!
Nearest Station: Asakusa Station / Tobu Isesaki Line, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Toei Asakusa Line