View the spring cherry blossoms in full bloom from the Azuma-bashi bridge, or board the Waterbus for some sightseeing along the Sumida river.
Originally named Ogawa-bashi in 1774 for stretching across the large Sumida river, it was renamed Azuma-bashi following its reconstruction in 1876. The bridge was rebuilt several times after this, and following the Great Kanto Earthquake, in 1931 the bridge was finally reconstructed into the shape we see now. Approximately 300 cherry blossom trees run alongside the Sumida river, the beauty of which can be appreciated all the more from the vermilion Azuma-bashi in springtime. Even now, sakura festivals bustling with people are held in Sumida park and along the banks of the Sumida River during the cherry blossom season. There is also a boarding point for the Waterbus on the bridge, where you can enjoy views of Tokyo from the river itself. Azuma-bashi can be found immediately outside Exit 4 of Asakusa Station.