The plan was actually to go to the Tokyo Skytree, the tallest structure in Japan. It’s in Asakusa, so we scheduled to meet our past tour guides, Oyo and Kuyu, at Asakusa Kannon Temple (the landmark of Asakusa). Walked along Nakamise-dori, the place to buy Japanese omiyage or souvenirs, while waiting.
We had been postponing lunch for more than an hour by then, so we walked to a familiar kaiten sushi place near Sumida River that first taught me the goodness of raw fish. Despite already loving sushi back then, I had never gotten hooked to raw fishes. They were always tiny and almost tasteless back home (plus I didn’t go to the right places). Then came the random trip to this shop, more than two years ago — my life was changed. After that it’s nigiri sushi and raw fish all the way!
The boys at Asakusa-dori. They’re actually above water, on top of a bridge. We’re about to cross the Sumida River and the Tokyo Skytree can be seen at the back. It really stood out that sometimes it looked surreal. None of us really knew how to get there, so we walked to the direction of the tower and trusted Reza’s SII (which has an awesome, awesome GPS system).
After a 30-minute (or more) walk, we reached the Tokyo Skytree.