Tokyo Mizumachi is a must-visit downtown sightseeing spot when touring Asakusa, Ryogoku, and Tokyo Sky Tree. From restaurants that serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner for every occasion, to general merchandise stores and bouldering facilities, there are many ways to enjoy the area. With Sumida Park and the waterfront nearby, this is a luxurious spot where you can also enjoy nature while being in Tokyo. Additionally, Sumida River Walk, a pedestrian bridge over the Sumida River near Tokyo Mizumachi, is another great travel spot in the area. If you’re going to one, you may as well go to both!
What is Tokyo Mizumachi like?
Tokyo Mizumachi is an elevated complex in downtown Tokyo that connects Asakusa, one of Tokyo’s most popular sightseeing spots, and Tokyo Skytree Town. It contains restaurants, cafes, stores, lodging facilities, etc., all of which have a stylish atmosphere popular with travelers. The spacious lawn area of Sumida Park stretches along the river, making it a great place to relax.
What kind of stores are in Tokyo Mizumachi?
The East Zone on the Tokyo Sky Tree side and the West Zone on the Asakusa side offer a variety of cafes, dining establishments, sweet shops, and other restaurants that can be enjoyed anytime from morning till night.
Please check the official website of Tokyo Mizumachi for the opening hours of each restaurant.
Ichiya, a popular Japanese sweets and sweet shop offering dorayaki and daifuku
Ichiya is a Japanese sweets shop famous for its dorayaki and daifuku, which are carefully handmade one by one. On weekends, a line forms in front of the store, and some items are so popular that they are sometimes sold out. The individually wrapped dorayaki and daifuku are easy to eat, so you can buy them and eat them in the park right next door.
Enjoy a picnic at Sumida Park!
While it is good to enjoy eating and shopping inside the store, on sunny days or days with pleasant weather, we recommend taking out food from your favorite restaurant and having a picnic in Sumida Park right next door. With the Tokyo Skytree in front of you, the food you eat while taking in the fresh air in the nature-filled Sumida Park will taste even better than usual. The park is frequented by people of all ages and genders, including not only visitors for sightseeing, but also people with children living in the neighborhood, businessmen on a break, and elderly people. You can enjoy a picnic in peace without being crowded in the large park.
Don’t miss the Sumida River Walk
Sumida River Walk is a pedestrian walkway built along the Tobu Line bridge, one side north of Azuma-bashi Bridge. Previously, the bridge was dedicated to the railroad tracks and could not be crossed on foot, but in 2020, a new promenade was added, providing a new route across the Sumida River and connecting Taito and Sumida wards. It allows convenient access to the Tokyo Skytree!
Cross the Sumida River Walk to get to Tokyo Mizumachi from Asakusa!
From the Asakusa area where The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon is located, it takes about 7 to 8 minutes on foot via Sumida Park to the entrance on the Taito Ward side of Sumida River Walk. From Asakusa Station, walk toward Azumabashi Bridge and enter the entrance of Sumida Park just before the bridge. Walk along the Sumida River with Tokyo Sky Tree on your right, and you will see the entrance to Sumida River Walk.
The Tobu Line trains running right next to the entrance are very powerful and popular among railroad fans.
The pedestrian bridge can be crossed in no time and provides a stunning view of the Sumida River and the powerful train.
After crossing the bridge, Tokyo Mizumachi can be seen immediately in front of you.
On a nice day, it might be a good idea to go for a walk! Passage is only allowed from 7:00 to 22:00. The path may be closed during events such as fireworks festivals or due to weather conditions.
Tidbits of knowledge about the logo
Do you know the origin of the Tokyo Mizumachi logo?
If you look at it in a different way, you will see the word “mizu-machi” (water town).
- Facility name SUMIDA RIVER WALK
- Address: 1-1-1 Mukojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 131-0033
– 1-1 Hanakawado, Taito-ku,
- Opening hours: 7:00-22:00
- Closed: The path may be closed during events such as firework festivals or due to weather conditions.