Monday, 17 June 2013

Along The Sumida River

A stroll by river is always nice. A run would be nicer (for me. heh)

If you are in Asakusa and visiting Sensoji, why not walk a little bit more and take in the view of Sumida River too?
There's usually a big crowd on the Azumabashi, a bridge with red railings. Come earlier, and you'd be able to see salarymen and office ladies hurrying over on the bridge to get to work. 

The Tokyo Water Bus operates nearby too.
 Walk down further and you'd be able to get this shot.
Stumble upon this.
 Let your kid or kids blew off steam playing at a nearby playground, instead of staying glued to their games console
 See boats pass by
Cross Azumabashi, walk through a park there (I forgot the name), and you can get this view of Tokyo Sky Tree.

Wish I can take a stroll there now. Sigh.

26 comments:

  1. I still haven't been to that part of town. I might do a power walk, but definitely not a run!

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    1. It's so near to the attraction of Asakusa : Sensoji.

      But then again, maybe it's better not a whole lot of tourist visit that part of town. ;)

      *selfish mode*

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  2. By chance, I visited this place for work last Friday. There were many tourists. I was surprised that young Japanese men who draw a ricksha were good at English.

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    1. That is good. Foreign tourists can then enjoy the rikisha ride and get to know the area more. :)

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    2. Your forgot to add, "And enjoy nice legs." :D

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    3. There are a few lady rickshaw pullers too. :P

      And no, I wouldn't feel funny being pulled by a woman. I'd enjoy the view myself. ;)

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    4. I bet my hubby wouldn't mind the view too. :P

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  3. That's my river! I'll go for an early-morning stroll on your behalf tomorrow. No, I'm NOT running.

    PS: That park is called Sumida Park. ^^

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    1. Ahhhh

      You should add "duh" to your p.s. :P

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    2. So I did go for a very early-morning walk along the river. Lots of joggers, but I just ambled. :)

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    3. I was going to say the same thing. I would have also put "duh" into the post though. :P

      PS: Isn't the park on the other side of the river also called Sumida Park? Or is it Sumida River Park. Really confusing whether it is just one park or two... or I just messed things up completely.

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    4. We can always amble to the area to double-confirm and clear the confusion. :P

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  4. We visited Azumabashi in January when in Tokyo and it was pretty crowded. Got some good shots of the Skytree and Golden Poo. Lots of people were taking their picture with the famous icons in the background, so had to wait quite a while but it was worth it :)

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    1. Early, very early in the morning is a good time to avoid the crowd. :)

      I need to go again, and take more shots.

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  5. I can't tell you how many times I have been there now. Before moving to the east side, I visited Asakusa maybe two or three times. Now I can't remember how many times I had been there.

    I no longer run along the river anymore. I head up to Sky Tree instead. A lot nicer and less lights for me. :D

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    1. OK. Noted.

      I'll try combine both river runs and Tokyo Sky Tree runs during my next visit. :)

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  6. I have to try the water bus next time if I have chance to visit Asakusa! :D

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    1. I haven't been on one yet too!

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  7. Doubled doze of Sumida River from you & Rurousha haha

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  8. Would be fun for you to run along the 27km river early in the morning.

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    1. Yup, it would. A good LSD for a marathon around two weeks after that... You are giving me ideas, Bananaz! :P

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  9. Looks like a walk where there is a lot to see, the kind of thing I like too.

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    1. You'd love it!

      I bet Ru would love to go with you.

      (That's me imposing on people without them knowing) Ahahah

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  10. Hi Lina

    Just dropping by to say hello, its been a long while since i visited your blog. Been busy layan family visiting us :) Hope you and family are all well despite this crazzzzzzyyyyyy thick haze *cough cough*

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    1. Hi dearie!
      Long time no hear.
      Hope you and the princess are doing well.
      Take care during the haze yeah!

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