Travel Blogs from Sumida
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.
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... spent a couple of hours there and took tons of photos, marveling at the quick work the experts made of filleting these huge fish.
The Japanese do eat virtually everything, and we saw a number of items there that we have never seen anywhere else, at least not with the intent of eating them! Sadly, one of these was whale bacon, complete with a drawing of a humpback whale and arrows to what portions of the body produce the various cuts of meat. ...
... minor itinerary changes. As had been the case since we arrived, the weather was sunny and perfect -- it was actually downright balmy in Kamakura and we wished we had some sunscreen with us. The forecast was for continued good weather on Sunday, but rain followed by cold on Monday. The current plan was to spend most of Sunday on the train to Hiroshima (6 hours) and then spend the afternoon at the Peace Museum. The plan for Monday was to take the short ...
... fruits, and strawberries. It reminded me of my five month stay in Aix-en-Provence and the shop I would always walk by that sold life-sized figs made of marzipan. After sitting outside the entrance for fifteen minutes, I surrendered. It was time to rest.
After successfully finding my way back to the hostel, I showered and made my way downstairs to the bar with my green pocket journal. The bartender spoke perfect English and recommended that I try the Plum Wine. It ...
... the wrestlers were bigger, but fitter looking than some of the gargantuants we had seen in the five hour warm up. Before the two top ranks begin, they each undertake an 'entering of the rings' ceremony. All the wrestlers follow each other into the arena. They wear colourful aprons, each with a specific design and gold embroided into them. They can cost upto £300,000 each. I started to notice how graceful the wrestlers were. It was strange how ...
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 $74
Ueno/Asakusa/Ryogoku/Adachi, Sumida | Hotelfrom $73
Ueno/Asakusa/Ryogoku/Adachi, Sumida | 1 star hotelfrom $95
Ueno/Asakusa/Ryogoku/Adachi, Sumida | 1 star hotelfrom $69