Tokyo Stroll Supplement: Asakusabashi/Kuramae/Torigoe Area
This page is for locations in the Asakusabashi/Kuramae/Torigoe area of Tokyo. This neighborhood is not part of my book Tokyo Stroll.
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An interesting fellow is enshrined at Jinnai Jinja, which is sometimes referred to as Kōsaka-sama, and Kōsaka Jinnai-jinja.
A company established in 1927 that provides yakatabune, a traditional type of roofed party boat dating from the Edo Period. The boats are sizable, more like floating restaurants complete with tables and able to hold sizeable groups. Such boats are mainly for parties on the river, they are popular for events like cherry blossom viewing, firework shows, anniversary parties, etc. These are a sight to see on the river, especially at night with the paper lanterns on their sides lit up. Even if they are traditional the boats have air conditioning so you can cool down in the summer and warm up in the winter. Speaking of modern the boats also have toilets and karaoke machines. The company also can arrange for a variety of food for customers. If you plan to rent a boat for a party make reservations and take public transit as there is no parking lot. For the casual stroller just enjoying the sight of the boats on the Sumidagawa or moored at their docks at the Yanagibashi on the Kandagawa is still nice. If you do plan to reserve a boat you should have a native speaker make arrangements.
Created September 5, 2022 | Content last updated August 23, 2023