I would highly recommend staying at this place if you don't want to brave the crowds by the riverside. I actually walked over there yesterday. At some point it was hard to breathe because there were so many people. I thought I would faint at some point. Not a good thing if that happened.
From the back of the Himawari. Since my camera (Sony DSC-W30) takes ugly pictures at night, I decided to film it instead. (Yeah, I know my camera is so old.)