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Sumida Park in Asakusa and nearby places to eat



2020.07.16 (Thu)

By David, long-term Tokyo resident & food-loving traveler

Sumida Park stretches out along Sumida River just a short walk from Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa. When you walk from Kaminarimon Gate towards the river you will reach Azumabashi Bridge. From here you have a good view of Tokyo Skytree and the golden Asahi Beer Headquarters building.

At the crossing in front of Azumabashi-Bridge, you can see many rickshaw drivers pass by with their passengers on the way to photo spots in the park. Walk into Sumida Park on the left and take your own pictures with Tokyo Skytree in the background. If you are visiting with kids, take them to the big playground area ahead. To take a break, go down to the water or check out the two small cafes overlooking the river. For more food choices, visit one of the restaurants and bars in the streets near Sumida River.

Café W.E

This café is located near the river between the Tobu Railway bridge and Kototoi-bashi Bridge. It has a good view of Tokyo Skytree and the Asahi Beer Headquarters building, a perfect spot to watch the sunset. Have a coffee, or try the sweets, snacks, and sandwiches. Near the café, you can find many good spots to take pictures.

Address: 1-1-30 Hanakawado, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Asakusa Unatetsu Asakusa Eki-Mae Honten

Unagi is Japanese for eel. Eel dishes are a special treat in Japan and supposed to give you extra energy, especially on hot summer days. Asakusa Unatetsu is all about serving Japanese-style eel dishes. You can choose one of their eel sets and try several cooking styles in one meal.

Address: 1-2-11 Hanakawado, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Gonpachi Asakusa Azumabashi

This restaurant is located just by the red Azuma-bashi Bridge. It is a good place to visit if you want to order different kinds of Japanese food. The menu includes freshly made soba noodles, tempura, and sushi. If you are on a budget, try one of the lunch courses. Gonpachi also has a good selection of Japanese sake, shochu, and cocktails.

Address: 2-1-15 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Please check in advance for business hours and holidays if you want to visit specific shops.

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