Guidebook for Sumida-ku

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Guidebook for Sumida-ku

Getting Around

From the apartment: JR Kinshicho Station (JR Sobu Line) North Exit - 4 minutes walk Kinshicho Station (Hanzomon Line) Exit 1 – 5 minutes walk
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Kinshichō Station
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From the apartment: JR Kinshicho Station (JR Sobu Line) North Exit - 4 minutes walk Kinshicho Station (Hanzomon Line) Exit 1 – 5 minutes walk
Connect to shinkansen bullet train here =)
Tokyo Sta.Yaesu North Gate
Connect to shinkansen bullet train here =)

Arts & Culture

Just west of Kinshicho Station is Sumida Triphony Hall. Sumida Triphony Hall opened in 1997 and is the home of the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. Triphony Hall has a 1800-seat Concert Hall with pipe organ, and a 252-seat Recital Hall.
Sumida Triphony Hall
Just west of Kinshicho Station is Sumida Triphony Hall. Sumida Triphony Hall opened in 1997 and is the home of the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. Triphony Hall has a 1800-seat Concert Hall with pipe organ, and a 252-seat Recital Hall.
If you’re an ukiyo-e fan (woodblock prints and art), it’s time to get excited. The much-anticipated Sumida Hokusai Museum, dedicated to world-renowned Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, opened last November 2016. In addition to the collected works of Sumida Ward, there are materials handed down from high-profile researchers including the Peter Morse Collection and Narazaki Muneji Collection.
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すみだ北斎美術館(The Sumida Hokusai Museum)
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If you’re an ukiyo-e fan (woodblock prints and art), it’s time to get excited. The much-anticipated Sumida Hokusai Museum, dedicated to world-renowned Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, opened last November 2016. In addition to the collected works of Sumida Ward, there are materials handed down from high-profile researchers including the Peter Morse Collection and Narazaki Muneji Collection.
Protecting the historical heritage of the ancient Edo, the period between 1603 to1868), this museum is a place where you can view the history and culture of Tokyo through the products used in the era such as ukiyo-e, kimonos, household goods and performances.
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Museu Edo-Tokyo
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Protecting the historical heritage of the ancient Edo, the period between 1603 to1868), this museum is a place where you can view the history and culture of Tokyo through the products used in the era such as ukiyo-e, kimonos, household goods and performances.

Food Scene

Michelin Star Toriki (とり喜) – 2 minutes walk from the apartment A yakitori (grilled chicken) restaurant in Kinshicho that has gained Michelin one star for seven years consecutively. Giblets (chicken liver) are the main attraction here. Reservations recommended. https://www.timeout.com/tokyo/restaurants/toriki
Toriki
Michelin Star Toriki (とり喜) – 2 minutes walk from the apartment A yakitori (grilled chicken) restaurant in Kinshicho that has gained Michelin one star for seven years consecutively. Giblets (chicken liver) are the main attraction here. Reservations recommended. https://www.timeout.com/tokyo/restaurants/toriki
Fuguフグ (pufferfish) - http://r.gnavi.co.jp/lang/en/aream2228/fugu/ If you would like something different, try fugu (pufferfish). It is a local delicacy and one of the top 10 most dangerous foods in the world! Price starts at yen 5,000/pax.
Trafugutei Kinshi
Fuguフグ (pufferfish) - http://r.gnavi.co.jp/lang/en/aream2228/fugu/ If you would like something different, try fugu (pufferfish). It is a local delicacy and one of the top 10 most dangerous foods in the world! Price starts at yen 5,000/pax.
Ootoya 大戸屋 - Home style Japanese comfort food, Soba, Teishoku, Sushi and other authentic Japanese meals. 10th floor Arcakit building.
Ootoya
Ootoya 大戸屋 - Home style Japanese comfort food, Soba, Teishoku, Sushi and other authentic Japanese meals. 10th floor Arcakit building.
Rokurinsha 六厘舎, Tokyo’s No. 1 tsukemen dipping noodles, has an outlet at Solamachi Skytree 6th floor. Must try!
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Rokurinsha Tokyo Solamachi
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Rokurinsha 六厘舎, Tokyo’s No. 1 tsukemen dipping noodles, has an outlet at Solamachi Skytree 6th floor. Must try!
Inaba Wako, Japan's largest specialized tonkatsu (fried breaded pork cutlet) restaurant. 10th floor Arcakit building by Kinshicho Station.
INABA WAKO
Inaba Wako, Japan's largest specialized tonkatsu (fried breaded pork cutlet) restaurant. 10th floor Arcakit building by Kinshicho Station.

Parks & Nature

A quick walk from Kinshicho Station (JR line North Exit / Hanzomon line Exit 4), this square park is a popular jogging spot and also attracts plenty of families with small kids. The sakura trees bloom spectacularly in spring
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Kinshi Park
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A quick walk from Kinshicho Station (JR line North Exit / Hanzomon line Exit 4), this square park is a popular jogging spot and also attracts plenty of families with small kids. The sakura trees bloom spectacularly in spring

Shopping

The Kinshicho Station building houses the Termina Department Store containing well over 100 different stores. "Termina" is 7 floors on the south side of the station, with floors 1 to 3 occupied by a branch of the Yodobashi Camera electronics megastore, the B1 floor (basement 1) is a supermarket and delicatessens. Next to it is "Termina 3": 6 floors of restaurants. "Termina 2" on the north side is a single ground floor of restaurants and fashion stores.
TERMINA 2
The Kinshicho Station building houses the Termina Department Store containing well over 100 different stores. "Termina" is 7 floors on the south side of the station, with floors 1 to 3 occupied by a branch of the Yodobashi Camera electronics megastore, the B1 floor (basement 1) is a supermarket and delicatessens. Next to it is "Termina 3": 6 floors of restaurants. "Termina 2" on the north side is a single ground floor of restaurants and fashion stores.
The Olinas shopping complex used to be the factory site of the world-famous Seiko watch. It is a few minutes' walk north-east of Kinshicho station incorporates two shopping malls: Olinas Mall and Olinas Core. It is classy, colorful, breezy, and modern (designed by the prominent American architects, RTKL Associates). A lot of the shopping is family-oriented (the Babies'R'Us store and Nitori (similar to IKEA). Toho cinema and Tokyu Department Store are here as well.
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オリナス
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The Olinas shopping complex used to be the factory site of the world-famous Seiko watch. It is a few minutes' walk north-east of Kinshicho station incorporates two shopping malls: Olinas Mall and Olinas Core. It is classy, colorful, breezy, and modern (designed by the prominent American architects, RTKL Associates). A lot of the shopping is family-oriented (the Babies'R'Us store and Nitori (similar to IKEA). Toho cinema and Tokyu Department Store are here as well.
South of Kinshicho Station and across Keiyo Doro Road is the Marui Department Store, mainly clothing but with a 7th floor of restaurants and an 8th floor beer garden and futsal (soccer) park.
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Marui
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South of Kinshicho Station and across Keiyo Doro Road is the Marui Department Store, mainly clothing but with a 7th floor of restaurants and an 8th floor beer garden and futsal (soccer) park.
Tokyo Solamachi, a shopping and entertainment complex at the base of the Tokyo Skytree. This facility has over 312 stores, fashion, sweets, miscellaneous goods, etc. There is also a Disney store & Pokemon Center in the building. Everyone - young and old alike, will have fun.
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Tokyo Solamachi
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Tokyo Solamachi, a shopping and entertainment complex at the base of the Tokyo Skytree. This facility has over 312 stores, fashion, sweets, miscellaneous goods, etc. There is also a Disney store & Pokemon Center in the building. Everyone - young and old alike, will have fun.

Sightseeing

The Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー) is located in Tokyo’s Sumida Ward and only 3 minutes by train from the apartment at Kinshicho Station (via the Hanzomon line – Kinshicho Station >> Oshiage Station). It is the tallest structure in Japan and the world’s highest stand-alone communication tower.
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Tokyo Skytree
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The Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー) is located in Tokyo’s Sumida Ward and only 3 minutes by train from the apartment at Kinshicho Station (via the Hanzomon line – Kinshicho Station >> Oshiage Station). It is the tallest structure in Japan and the world’s highest stand-alone communication tower.
Ryogoku Kokugikan is an indoor sporting arena and the venue for contests in Japan’s national sport, sumo. It seats over 10,000 visitors and hosts three of the six official sumo tournaments that take place nationwide each year (January, May, and September.) he multipurpose hall also serves as a venue for concerts and exhibitions.
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Ryōgoku Kokugikan
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Ryogoku Kokugikan is an indoor sporting arena and the venue for contests in Japan’s national sport, sumo. It seats over 10,000 visitors and hosts three of the six official sumo tournaments that take place nationwide each year (January, May, and September.) he multipurpose hall also serves as a venue for concerts and exhibitions.
Asakusa is a traditional town which has preserved the Edo-way of Japan. It houses Sensoji, the oldest temple in Tokyo of the Kannon Bodhisattva (c.645). Edo is the ancient name of Tokyo. There are plenty of places of interest around here such as Kaminarimon red gate, famous for its large lanterns, and Nakamise shopping street. A must-visit.
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Asakusa
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Asakusa is a traditional town which has preserved the Edo-way of Japan. It houses Sensoji, the oldest temple in Tokyo of the Kannon Bodhisattva (c.645). Edo is the ancient name of Tokyo. There are plenty of places of interest around here such as Kaminarimon red gate, famous for its large lanterns, and Nakamise shopping street. A must-visit.

Everything Else

Arcakit is 11 stylish floors of everything from a supermarket on the B1 floor, through to a wide range of lifestyle, health, hobby, toys, furniture, interior decoration and fashion related up to the 11th. The 7th floor of Arcakit is a massive branch of the Daiso 108 yen store (the biggest Daiso in Tokyo!), with a mindboggling range of goods available. Muji and Uniqlo are here too.
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Arcakit Kinshicho
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Arcakit is 11 stylish floors of everything from a supermarket on the B1 floor, through to a wide range of lifestyle, health, hobby, toys, furniture, interior decoration and fashion related up to the 11th. The 7th floor of Arcakit is a massive branch of the Daiso 108 yen store (the biggest Daiso in Tokyo!), with a mindboggling range of goods available. Muji and Uniqlo are here too.