The Sumida-gawa Renaissance Project initiated by the local government and some business establishments is trying to revive the waterfront area alongside Sumida River. They do that by holding events like the Tokyo Hotaru Festival “Symphony of Light” when blue LED lights are released onto the river, and through landscaping and developments along river banks. Just recently two cafes have been opened and they offer a beautiful view of the Tokyo Skytree and the river itself. With the Tokyo skyline undergoing transformation since the arrival of the Tokyo Skytree, the neighborhood is also witnessing more business activity as a positive side effect on the overall local economic front. The cafes are open until 21:00 in the evening.
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