Sumida City
From left: Sumida City Office, Tokyo Skytree, and Asahi Breweries headquarters with the golden Asahi Flame
From left: Sumida City Office, Tokyo Skytree, and Asahi Breweries headquarters with the golden Asahi Flame
Flag of Sumida
Official seal of Sumida
Location of Sumida in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Sumida in Tokyo Metropolis
Sumida is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°42′N 139°49′E / 35.700°N 139.817°E / 35.700; 139.817
PrefectureTokyo Metropolis
 • MayorTōru Yamamoto
 • Total13.77 km2 (5.32 sq mi)
 (October 1, 2020[1])
 • Total272,085
 • Density19,759/km2 (51,180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address1-23-20 Azumabashi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
TreeCherry blossom

Sumida (墨田区, Sumida-ku) is a special ward in the Tokyo Metropolis in Japan. The English translation of its Japanese self-designation is Sumida City.

As of 1 March 2023, the ward has an estimated population of 277,058 and a population density of 20,120 persons per km2. Its total area is 13.77 km2.

Sumida's city office is located in Azumabashi, while its commercial center 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


View of Sumida River from Ryogoku Bridge
Ryogoku Sumo Arena


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


As of 2023, the mayor is Tōru Yamamoto. The council consists of 34 members.


Further information: Transport in Greater Tokyo

Rail lines

Railway stations



Metropolitan high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.

In addition, the metropolitan school district also operates a metropolitan junior high school:

Municipal kindergartens, elementary schools, and junior high schools are operated by Sumida City Board of Education (墨田区教育委員会).[10]

Municipal junior high schools:[10]

Municipal elementary schools:[10]

Municipal kindergartens:[10]

International schools:

Notable people



International relations

Sumida maintains sister-city relationships with Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea, and with Shijingshan District, Beijing, China.

Works set in Sumida


  1. ^ "Population by District". Tokyo Statistical Yearbook. Retrieved 2022-07-15.
  2. ^ Bolstad, Max. Asahi Beer Hall. Tokyo Architecture Review, 1998. Accessed 23 December 2009.
  3. ^ Tokyo Metropolitan Honjo Senior High School Archived 2016-05-24 at the Wayback Machine (in Japanese)
  4. ^ Tōkyō Toritsu Mukōjima Shōgyō Kōtōgakkō Archived 2007-11-01 at the Wayback Machine (Tokyo Metropolitan Mukojima Commercial Senior High School Homepage) (in Japanese)
  5. ^ Mukojima Technical High School Archived 2007-10-31 at the Wayback Machine (in Japanese)
  6. ^ Tōkyō Toritsu Ryōkoku Kōtōgakkō Web Site Archived 2007-11-11 at the Wayback Machine (Tokyo Metropolitan Ryōkoku Senior High School Web Site) (in Japanese)
  7. ^ Sumidagawa SHS (in Japanese)
  8. ^ Metropolitan Tokyo Tachibana High School Archived 2016-05-09 at the Wayback Machine (in Japanese); Tachibana High School Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Tokyo Metropolitan Ryogoku Junior High School Archived 2016-05-26 at the Wayback Machine (in Japanese)
  10. ^ a b c d "Home". Sumida City Board of Education. Retrieved 2022-11-26.
  11. ^ ウリハッキョ一覧. Chongryon. Archived from the original on December 19, 2015. Retrieved October 14, 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)().
  12. ^ Sumida, Tokyo [@sumida_official] (July 1, 2022). 墨田区の風景が数多く登場するTVアニメ「リコリス・リコイル」が7月2日(土)23時30分~放送開始します!背景に注目しながら、ぜひチェックしてみてください。 (Tweet) (in Japanese). Retrieved April 1, 2023 – via Twitter.