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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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... The complex we see today has been rebuilt.
Leading up to the temple is the shopping street of Nakamise-dori where all kinds of knick-knacks and souvenirs are on offer. We skipped the trinkets and headed right for the vendor selling hot sweet red bean buns -- delicious! At the entrance of Nakamise-dori is the Kaminarimon Gate with guardian statues and a very cool red ball latern.
After exploring Senso-ji we camped out ...
... to go to another town, Takayama, but we couldn’t get ourselves out of bed in time, so we planned to go the next day. Hide met us in the evening and we went to the Tokyo Tower for a nice view of the city at night. The Tokyo Tower looks a lot like the Eiffel Tower except it doesn’t have the park and all the people hanging out under it. The next day we woke up fairly early and went to the train station to go to Takayama. Lonely planet said it was a 2 hour ...
... I got on the plane, great seat, in the middle row only seat. It was very comfortable. I was treated very nicely, watched movie and had great food on plane. Arrived in Tokyo. I proceeded to Immigration which was very quick and then to baggage claim, and had no problem getting luggage. I went to customs, nothing to declare, and then proceeded to go through departure area, upon my exit, my ...
... 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 ...
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