The evolution of Japanese leather felt in the leather town on the East Side of Tokyo [Day 2]

Monozukuri is thriving on both sides of the Sumida River.
On the right bank, tanners take over leather making, and on the left bank, shoes, bags, and purses are made.
An ambitious shop and factory opened in such a downtown area!
The evolution of Japanese leather can be seen in the field of manufacturing and the city.


On the second day, go to Sumida area on the right bank of Sumida River.
After the opening of Tokyo Skytree, new commercial facilities and shops opened in the retro townscape, and you can take a leisurely stroll.
It is also fun to make Japanese things such as Yakatabune and the atmosphere.



A new plant opened in Sumida Ward in 2020, the first in about 20 years. They actively accept tours. A brand new drum greets you on the first floor. The exhibition room has 100 colors of sheep leather suede. Plenty of leather with excellent designs as well as prints.

Leather Lab Tokyo


Address: 3 -14 -21 Higashi-Sumida, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Opening hours: 9: 30 ~ 15: 00
Closed: Saturday, Sunday

Check out the popular shoe brand born in Sumida

Scotchgrain Tokyo Skytree Town Soramachi


Adopts the Goodyear process, which requires high craftsmanship. The sole can be replaced by the same manufacturing method that emphasizes comfort. Can be maintained and used for a long time. Sustainable patchwork shoes and women's shoes are also available.


Scotchgrain Tokyo Skytree Town Soramachi

Address: Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 1 -1 -2 Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi 1F (East Yard 1F 'Solamachi Shopping Street')
Opening hours: 10: 00 ~ 21: 00
Closed: All days

To a company store of a powerful brand representing bag manufacturing in Tokyo

Kiyokawa Shoten


"KIYOKAWA" made by female creators is doing well. Brush-up using our own archives and the traditional techniques of nearby artisans. At the "Japan Leather Award," it won several awards and attracted attention.


Kiyokawa Shoten

Address: Azumabashi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 2 -1 -6
Opening hours: 11: 00 ~ 18: 00
Closed: Unscheduled

Across the Sumida River is Kuramae. happy to be unexpectedly close



Atelier shop of leather craft brand "PLANT" based in Kuramae, Tokyo. Leather bag, leather wallet and leather accessories are released with the concept of "plain and natural." Features an easy-to-use, genderless design.



Address: 1 Honjo, Sumida-ku, Tokyo -2 -12 Yasusawa Building 1F
Opening hours: 13: 00 ~ 19: 00
Closed: Mondays and Tuesdays

Sumida River Night Cruise with delicious Edomae dinner

Yakatabune Amitatsu


We offer fresh services while preserving our 100 year old tradition. The inn, which has eight large, state-of-the-art houseboats with sky decks, is one of the best in Tokyo. You can choose from various courses such as Odaiba and Rainbow Bridge excursion.


Yakatabune Amitatsu

Address: 1 -23 Azumabashi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Opening hours: 10: 00 ~ 20: 00
Closed: New Year's holidays

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