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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... easy to get around Japan as on all the major routes things are written in English. The app will work out a route for you, tell you the platform numbers, the exact timings with various alternatives and show you which routs are free with the Japanese rail pass.
We ate that night in the Tokyo Grand, meeting quite a few fellow cruise goers, and enjoyed the meal because in Japan you can order a 'set' which comes as a few small attractive dishes that are quite fun to open and ...
... little shop that had many kinds of Sashimi for sale. Kim decided to try the 4 Tuna special and i opted for 4 of the Sea. Which included Salmon, Tuna, Salmon roe and Sea Urchin. We pulled up to the bench and started with some delicious tea, shaved ginger and Miso soup. We sipped our tea coyly watching the locals eat their meals trying to learn any secrets they might unknowingly share. When our food came it looked quite delicious. We both dug in without hesitation and ...
... or driver outside. So glad we we organised the car as it made it easier with tired kids to jump into a car rather then have to negotiate the train system after a long flight. Took an hour and quarter to reach of destination and the lovely Bruce was there to let us in and show us around the apartment. Wow not what we are used to back home. 50 square metres of space and he was ...
... of the movies to see original workstations and original scribble and ideas. The whole experience was topped with a short movie showing in the cute wee cinema screen they had there. It was about a small girl who lost her cute wee puppy and the journey of the dog back to her. Such a simple theme yet so emotional. Man the thing had me gripped and there is something about the films that is just so true to life, just simple beauty, I just wanted to eat it up. We ...
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Ueno/Asakusa/Ryogoku/Adachi, Sumida | 1 star hotelfrom $95
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