Tokyo Travels Part 13: Sumida River Cruise

After the Imperial Palace we headed over to the river for a short ride.

The cruise up the Sumida River took about a half hour.  It was a beautiful day; the weather was perfect for a boat ride to Asakusa.

We all lined up to board at the dock.  Those of use from the bus got on, and then more people got on.  And more people got on.  And more people got on.  It seemed like there were several hundred people packed on to the boat.

We decided to skip the comfy seats and head for the benches in the stern.  That was the right choice.  No one was blocking our views.  The only problem with it, was that to shoot video, I had to contort myself into a position that might qualify as a Cirque du Soleil audition.  But it was worth it.

We passed by the Rainbow Bridge with the Fuji TV building in the background, the Tsukiji Fish Market, homes, office, bridges, the new Tokyo Tower, and the Asahi Brewery on our way up the river.

This 3 minute, 47 second video has the highlights.  The backgound music is "Beautiful" by Hiroumi.

You can also see the video here.

If you would like to take the whole 28-minute ride with us, you can see the raw footage here (Part 1 and Part 2).

More pictures of Tokyo are here.

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