Travel Blogs from Sumida
... a number of food shops and so much more. After exploring a number of shops selling clothes, china, clay, bags and jewellery amongst other things my purchases were stacking up in my room so I bought another bag to contain them all. The New Year sales had all the sizes for the same price so I bought the biggest one. Now I have plenty of space for more purchases. After a few hours of shopping I was cold and tired so I made my way back to the hotel for some much wanted heat and ...
... a train at Tokyo station, I went to a platform shop to purchase a bottle of water. Unbeknownst to me, I had dropped my ticket in the store. It would not have been the end of the world if I had lost my ticket – with my JR Pass I could have just gone into one of the unreserved sections and not be seated with my friends. As me and my friends waited for the train to be cleaned, ...
2. Don't eat lunch - eat at Solamachi
3. Skytree takes about 90 minutes to visit (if you are heading to the very top)
4. Do go to the very top, but don't have large expectations
5. Go to the Sumida Aquarium, but don't expect it to be big
6. People there can speak English
7. Walk to or from Asakusa when visiting Skytree - they are within walking distance.
Cool. Peace out, guys.
... security restrictions (because of Obama's visit, they said) all coin lockers in the station were occupied. We roamed around for a while looking for an empty locker, but then we gave up and rode a train to a nearby Harajuku station. It is supposed to be a hub of teen fashion and culture. On Sundays there are supposed to be some people dressed in extravagant and eccentric ...
... to look for his uncle and when he got to his Uncle's house he found it destroyed and his uncle gone but inside he found a flame that had remained from the blast so he took it and kept it alive in memory of his uncle in his house. It later became a reminder as to how devasting Nuclear war can be and the flame was given to the Japanese government which they then took to the UN in 2010 to remind them just how serious Nuclear war is and that it should be stopped ...
Other places to stay in Sumida
Ueno/Asakusa/Ryogoku/Adachi, Sumida | Hotelfrom $97
Ueno/Asakusa/Ryogoku/Adachi, Sumida | 3 star hotelfrom $98
Ueno/Asakusa/Ryogoku/Adachi, Sumida | 2 star hotelfrom $76
Ueno/Asakusa/Ryogoku/Adachi, Sumida | Hotelfrom $73
Ueno/Asakusa/Ryogoku/Adachi, Sumida | Hotelfrom $74
Ueno/Asakusa/Ryogoku/Adachi, Sumida | 1 star hotelfrom $95
Ueno/Asakusa/Ryogoku/Adachi, Sumida | 1 star hotelfrom $69