With not much to do during the first week of my summer holidays I met up with an old friend Izumi and went to Asakusa last Wednesday in the rain. This old downtown area is usually part of most Tokyo visitors itinerary due to the famous Senso-ji Temple and the shopping precinct which leads to it and sells the usual touristy cr*p. Not particularly of interest to me unlike the ‘golden turd’ which is across the river and is part of the Asahi beer building I think. Unfortunately I nearly forgot about this given that I have been to the area about five times now and so don’t take too much notice of such things. I did manage to snap it from the Suijo-basu (water-bus) though as a 50 minute cruise down the Sumida Gawa (river) to Odaiba followed. A different way to travel through such a concrete jungle like Tokyo but certainly not a great ride scenery-wise.
I went to the Fuji TV studios which didn’t mean too much to me as I never watch Japanese TV but before that, the lookout from the Statue of Liberty replica over towards Rainbow Bridge as the sun set over Tokyo Bay was something new as I had only ever seen it during daytime. To be honest theres not too much of story here but since when has that ever stopped me?!! Anyway, see the view for yourself below.