Cruising on the Sumida

A cruise along the Sumida River seemed like an easy way to see more of Tokyo. I boarded a ferry at Asakura Pier and glided beneath countless bridges. While the trip was relaxing, there wasn’t much that drew my attention until we reached Hama Rikyu Garden.

Leaving the ferry for Hama Rikyu Gardens
The point where I tried to unsuccessfully disembark

I decided to disembark at this point, but because I’d purchased a ticket all the way to Odaiba Island, I wasn’t allowed to leave the boat at the gardens. This was disappointing because the rest of the journey was as uninspiring as what I’d already seen (unless you’re a bridge or highrise fan). The royal gardens looked like the only point that was worth a closer look.


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