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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... a few bags). At Tokyo Station, it did not take long to find the Narita express. The only thing we did not plan is that the airport is really far away. It took us almost 2 hours to get there... Obviously this unexpected delays did not let us a lots of time to do some shopping at the airport. So after checking in and drop our bags, we made our way to the gate. Narita airport is big and there are quite a lots of shops so if you can, plan for an hour of shopping there.
Picked my brother Ethan up from Narita airport, he didn't sleep a wink on his 12 hour flight and just stayed sugar buzzed. Which obviously didn't work with the time difference, arriving at 9am and he crashed as soon as we traveled a few more hours back into Tokyo and found our hostel. So Natalie and I ventured into Ueno to have dinner and wonder round, little did we know we'd stumbled upon the red light district and kept seeing 'Girl's Bars' which ...
... Transport' book, I hired from my local library as a kid. Cue massive grin.........! I have had experience in driving some pretty fast cars even at the grand old age of 24, but nothing prepared me for this thing. I have never had the sensation of my ears popping whilst still on level ground. The cabin pressure was immense, but the point at which it passed another Bullet train going in the other direction, it was like getting side swiped by an old age pensioner in a Toyota Avensis ...
... 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 $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