Asakusa Will Be Closer to Tokyo Skytree Than Ever in 2020
A New Look at Eastern Tokyo
While Tokyo Mizumachi was originally slated to open in May 2020, COVID-19 continues to be an issue in Japan, and the opening date has been pushed back to at least June. Find the latest updates here, on the official website.
Just recently on Japankuru we wrote about the joys of spending a day wandering between Asakusa and Tokyo Skytree, both major tourist attractions on the eastern edge of central Tokyo. Up until now, despite the proximity of the two areas, the actual route between Asakusa and Skytree hasn't been much to write home about. Once you've left the picturesque Asakusa area and crossed over the waters of the Sumida River, there's not much to look at until you draw close to Tokyo Skytree and the gleaming shopping facilities at its base. Which is why we were excited to hear about the opening of a new facility connecting the two areas: Tokyo Mizumachi and its riverside pedestrian zone, the Sumida River Walk.
Image Source: Tokyo Mizumachi Official Website
Image Source: Fashion Press
Popular New York brunch spot Jack's Wife Freda will find a new location near the Sumida River.
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