Sumida (墨田区, Sumida-ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. The English translation of its Japanese self-designation is Sumida City.
As of May 1, 2015, the ward has an estimated population of 257,300, and a population density of 18,690 persons per km2. The total area is 13.77 km2.
Its City Office is located in Azumabashi, but its commercial centre is the area around Kinshicho Station in the south.
Sumida is in the north-eastern part of the mainland portion of Tokyo. The Sumida and Arakawa are the major rivers, and form parts of its boundaries. Its neighbors are all special wards: Adachi to the north; Arakawa to the northwest; Katsushika to the east; Edogawa to the southeast; Taitō to the west; Chūō to the southwest; and Kōtō to the south.
View of Sumida from the top of Tokyo Skytree
Tokyo Skytree: A digital terrestrial television broadcasting tower used by NHK and other broadcasters. It is the tallest tower in the world and the tallest man-made structure in Japan. The commercial facility Sky Tree Town "Solamachi" is adjacent to the premises of Tokyo Sky Tree, and Sumida Aquarium is located on the 5th and 6th floors.
Hokusai-dori (street), with a series of prints by famed Japanese artist Hokusai who was born in the Kamezawa area of Sumida.
Kinshicho Station, among the most popular places to play the mobile game Pokemon GO in the entire of Japan. It's easy to see people staring at their phones for hours and catching every single Pokemon around the area.
In the north (the former Mukojima Ward): Sumida, Tsutsumi-dori, Higashi Sumida, Yahiro, Mukojima, Higashi Mukojima, Tachibana, Bunka, Kyojima, Oshiage
In the center (former Honjo Ward): Azuma-bashi, Higashi Komagata, Honjo, Narihira, Yokokawa
In the south (former Honjo Ward): Yokoami, Ryogoku, Chitose, Ishiwara, Kamezawa, Midori, Tatekawa, Kikukawa, Taihei, Kinshi, Koto-bashi
The ward was founded on March 15, 1947. It was previously the (ordinary) wards Honjo and Mukojima. Mukojima, formed in 1932, contained the former town of Sumida, which along with the river gave the ward its name.
Asahi Breweries headquarters with the Asahi Flame and the Tokyo Skytree