The Sumida River At Night


As the sun goes down in Odaiba, the dinner boats gather like fireflies

By day, the Sumida River is a busy thoroughfare of boats and ferries, but at night it turns into a magical sea of sparkles.


As night falls, the boats take off upriver


As darkness falls, the river begins to glow


Every boat is different


Skytree is at its best after dark


Odaiba, after sunset

If you’d like to ride the waterbus ferry between Asakusa and Odaiba the next time you’re in Tokyo, directions are on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.

Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, now out for the first time in paperback

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