After our late lunch in Kappabashi, we walked around Asakusa until it was time for dinner. Eat…shop…eat…shop, my kind of day!
Next we made our way east to walk along the Sumida River.
To get to our dinner destination we crossed over the Sumida-gawa on Sakura Bashi (bridge).
Along the way, our friend (the one who had been showing us around this whole time) showed us some of the roads he designed back when he was an engineer. I thought this one below was really cool. It’s supposed to be pictures of boats on the Sumida River with fireworks overhead!
The Japan National Tourism Organization says that in Asakusa, “the most popular event is the fireworks display along the Sumida-gawa River in summer, which over one million people gather to watch.”
Here is an aerial view of his road showing a better view of the boats and fireworks.
Just a couple more blocks to reach our dinner destination…