|Night View of Skytree, Asahi Beer Hall and Sumida River|
Our intention was to walk to the Tokyo Skytree from the Senso-ji temple at Asakusa. The Skytree is a 634 meter tall broadcasting station and the latest landmark of Tokyo. It was estimated to be around 30 minutes at leisure pace. We eventually gave up the idea when my wife backache caught up with her. Before heading to the Sky Tree Line, we decided to take a rest by the Sumida River. It was a good decision as we got to enjoy the river breeze and taking in the view of the river scene. For those who did not not know, the famous Golden Kannon statue at nearby Senso-ji temple was retrieved from this river. At the opposite end, we could see the interesting Asahi Beer Hall (which looked like an overfilled beer cup with a golden beer drop at the top) which for obvious reason, was overshadowed by the newly built Tokyo Skytree. You could see how close we were away from our destination (anyone heard of Daryl Hall and John Oates's song-So Close?) For those interested, you can book a river cruise at Sumida River which can actually bring you to all the way to Odaiba.
|Sumida River Scene|
|Bridge at Sumida River|
|Close Shot of Skytree|
|Up Up and Away!|
|Skytree's Hello Kitty|
|At 350 meter above ground|
|Crowd at Observation Deck|
|Sunset at Skytree|
|Spot Sumida River|
At our return route, we visited Sumida River again. The Skytree and Asahi Beer Hall looked magnificent at night. I took the opportunity to capture a family photo with the two icons and Sumida River as our backdrop. During our trip back to the hotel, all of us were already anticipating our trip to Kamakura the next day.
|Close Up View of Skytree at night|
|Family Photo at Sumida River|
For those preparing to visit the Skytree, this is the official site to visit: The Tokyo Skytree