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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.

The Last Tea Bowl Thief was chosen as an Editor’s Pick for Best Mystery, Thriller & Suspense on Amazon

“The brilliance of this novel sneaks up on you as the pieces of its puzzle come together.” —Mac Salman, Tokyo Authority

Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Japan, and blogs at Only In Japan and The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had

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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

2 thoughts on “The Sumida River At Night Leave a comment

  1. Jonelle: Thanks for the great pictures. We did spend a delightful ferry boat trip on the Sumida with Steve on your advice. Lucky we had you for a Tokyo/Japan guide. Unforgettable trip though several years ago.

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