Night view special feature - Fukagawa, Joto Area
Fukagawa, Joto Area has many night view spots in connection with river. 3 bridge of "Eitai-bashi Bridge" is built over the Sumida River in particular "Kiyosubashi Bridge" "Shin-ohashi Bridge", and appreciation while we walk riverside is recommendation. Unique-shaped bridge is lighted up, and state to be reflected in the surface of the water is must-see.
List of sightseeing theme spots
The name of Shin-ohashi Bridge comes from that it is bridge built over (1693) newly downstream in 1693 of Ryogokubashi called "Ohashi". The present bridge was completed in 1977 (the 52nd year of the Showa era), and its attractive, imposing form makes good use of its straight lines. Along with Kiyosubashi Bridge, it has been selected as one of the Hundred Views of Modern Tokyo. This bridge is illuminated at night in a vibrant orange color that uplifts the spirits of anyone walking across or viewing it, and is also famous as a location for popular TV dramas.
There is Bashoan Memorial Garden which is annex of Basho Museum along the promenade of the Sumida River. Fine-view garden is next to the Sumida River and Onagigawa River and can enjoy scenery of seasonal waterside. In the garden are a statue of Basho as an old man and a bas relief of his hermitage, enabling visitors to recollect ancient times. Also, the garden is lit up until 10 p.m., and visible from the promenade along the Sumida River. ※The historic spot prospects garden opening time: 9:15-16:30
Mannenbashi Bridge spans the Onagigawa River where it flows into the Sumidagawa River, and in the Edo era was renowned as a location for gaining clear views of Mt. Fuji. It has been depicted in various artworks, including Hokusai’s ‘Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji’ and Hiroshige’s ‘One Hundred Famous Views of Edo’. The present bridge was completed in 1930 (the 5th year of the Showa era). Illuminations on the bridge started in 2009 (the 21st year of the Heisei era), and since then it has decorated nights on the Fukagawa River as a new landmark.
Kiyosubashi Bridge was named because it connects Kiyosumi-cho in Fukagawa-ku and Nihonbashi Nakasu-cho. We finished large suspension bridge which was in Cologne City in Germany by reconstruction contracts after the Great Kanto Earthquake as model in (1928) in 1928, and silhouette which is elegant with feminine curve is impressive. It was designated as a National Important Cultural Property along with Eitai-bashi Bridge on June 18, 2007. At night the illuminations in pink are both impressive and pretty. Reflected in the surface of the Sumida River, the illumination from the bridge and the neon lights on the opposite riverbank create a magical atmosphere.
Eitai-bashi Bridge is famous as the bridge Ako-roshi once crossed over and is now where portable shrines are carried over in line at the Fukagawa Hachiman Festival. The current bridge was built in 1926 as the first earthquake reconstruction project and is a simple, massive, arch-shaped bridge. On Jun. 18, 2007, it was designated as a National Important Cultural Property along with Kiyosubashi Bridge. The bridge is illuminated in a radiant blue color until 10 p.m.
Onagigawa River Clover-kyo Bridge was planned as a landmark that would offer a pleasant lifestyle to the local community, where both people and culture could interact. It is for the exclusive use of pedestrians and cyclists. This bridge is often used as a movie and TV location, and is also famous as an out-of-the-way spot for viewing Tokyo Skytree. As it rises into the vast night sky, Tokyo Skytree is a wondrous sight.
This spot for nighttime views enables visitors to enjoy seeing both the main shrine and the Tokyo Skytree illuminations simultaneously. Wisteria lighted up beautifully is must-see in spring.
This spot for nighttime views has also been chosen as a location for movies and TV dramas. We can watch Chuo-ohashi Bridge and Eitai-bashi Bridge, famous spot of Tokyo Tower and beautiful light-up of high-rise building. With plentiful bench seating, visitors can relax and enjoy themselves.