The Sumida Embankment

A walk along the river

By Elena Lisina    - 1 min read

As an artist, I always prefer visual images rather than any other kind of information. Visiting Japan, apart from sightseeing famous historical places that one “must see”, I have a lot of free time. I enjoy just walking or sitting down and looking all around. There are many places in Tokyo that I like, but maybe my favorite is the Sumida River embankment.

There are many bridges across the Sumida River, each of different color and design. Buildings on both sides are different, too. The view of the buildings is very intricate and not boring. All kinds of boats cruise along the Sumida River. Some of them are floating restaurants where people celebrate events. Also, there are tourist boats that travel from Odaiba to Asakusa Cruise Station.

Usually, I come to Asakusa Station and walk towards the Sky Tree, then turn to walk along the embankment, passing a few bridges. Then I like to cross a bridge and walk to the other side. Local people come to rest there, too.

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Elena Lisina

Elena Lisina @shiroi.tenshi

I love Japan very much! I like small towns of Japan where I can watch people doing their business and talk to them carefully. They're always friendly. I like Japanese gardens where I can just sit or walk and take my time. Also I like Shinto Jinja as being there I feel in peace. I like to watch sunsets and then to dine in some small local places. I like to soak into onsen after a long day of wandering. I like Japanese crafts very much as all items are made with great taste and skill. Nihon wo daisuki desuyo! My photos from Japan I also place here: Matane!