Ryogoku / TOKYO SKYTREE(R),Tokyo
A bridge connecting Arakawa, Sumida and Taito. A nice place to stroll and view Tokyo Skytree®.
The Shirahige Bridge was constructed in 1931 following the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. It is an important bridge that connects Arakawa, Sumida and Taito. The original Shirahige Bridge was a wooden structure built by locals in 1914; before that, a ferry was used here to cross the Sumida River. The present bridge, 167.6 meters long and 24.1 meters wide, is a truss bridge with a center arch sloping down on both sides. It is stylishly designed, with chic street lights along the deck, and you can see Tokyo Skytree® from the south sidewalk. In fact, this is the perfect spot to enjoy unobstructed views of the illuminated Tokyo Skytree®, as well as colorful reflections in the river at night.