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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... and, just as we arrived at the restaurant, the heavens opened with a torrential downpour, we were hoping it would be over by the time we had finished eating. We perused the menu and ordered an assortment of the dishes, some highlights being the prawns, the red snapper and the scallops. We gorged ourselves on this sumptuous feast, continually ordering more sushi as we sat there downing our cold glasses of beer. The time came to leave and upon leaving the restaurant we ...
... and if we thought the previous station was big...we were wrong!!!!! This station was even bigger and people everywhere.
Somehow we ended up on street level just as it started to rain and wandered the streets until we found our hotel.
The rooms in Japan are tiny....the bathroom was the size of a cupboard, although it did have a cool toilet with lots of buttons...Anthony thought it was funny to leave the heated seat on for me!!!
... 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 ...
... for it's WiFi and ease of internet accesibility which seems strange for a country of such technological prowess. Asleep back in the room I was rudely awaken by my room-mate Aiden. He's Irish and of a similar age. We went for a pint (Irish Bar, I doubt anyone in there would be able to tell he was Irish), and then met up with the rest of the people on tour. There's about 15 of us in total, and are ...
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