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Here is the Sumida River flowing through downtown Tokyo watershed. Sumida River is a class A river flowing through Tokyo Bay branching in Iwabuchi sluice of Kita wards from Arakawa river of upstream. It's a distance of 23.5km. Many bridges are constructed over the river. During the Edo period, both sides were connected by passing small ship and then wooden bridges were built for increased traffic into the Meiji period. However, there were replaced to iron bridges from a lot of damage of Kanto Earthquake in the late Taisho era. And, the past 20 years, the surrounding buildings were transformed into high-rise apartments and skyscraper by Tokyo redevelopment. The high tower which is visible in the distance is Tokyo Sky Tree of 635 m above ground to be opened in May, next year. I took this photograph from Kachidoki Bridge.

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