The Tokyo Skytree has been hogging the spotlight in Sumida Ward recently. With lineups to get in still pretty long, people in the area want tourists to check out the more historic parts of the neighborhood.

On Aug. 4, an event called “Twilight Summer Tour in Yukata” is organized by the Visit Sumida tourism office and introduces non-Japanese visitors to the ward’s other charms.

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