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Yakatabune boats on the Sumida River - "yakatabune asobi" - meaning something like "roofed-boat fun" is a pleasure synonymous with summer in Tokyo. The boats were first used exclusively by aristocrats and samurai from the eighth century but nowadays anyone with the yen can enjoy. They have always been closely associated with Tokyo Bay and the Sumida River as they are today.
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Yakatabune boats on the Sumida River - "yakatabune asobi" - meaning something like "roofed-boat fun" is a pleasure synonymous with summer in Tokyo. The boats were first used exclusively by aristocrats and samurai from the eighth century but nowadays anyone with the yen can enjoy. They have always been closely associated with Tokyo Bay and the Sumida River as they are today.