Tokyo Part 2

Our second day in Tokyo was full of walking. The ground didn´t shake anymore, but it was a bit more chilly, so besides being outside, we also found some things to do inside.

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Our hostel was in one of those building on the left side. Nothing fancy, but a good place to stay.

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Our plan was to visit sumo stadium and museum. You would never guess that, but Estonia has something to do with this Japanese sport! One of our most famous person, Barto, is a very talented sumo artist and he succeeded a great deal in Tokyo. I find him very inspiring, although I don´t know much about sumo.

Sumo stadium was one of the places I was excited to visit, but we did not have much luck there. Our city guide that we took from information point stated that it is open all day long. Well it was actually closed the entire day. Trusting paper guide was the biggest mistake we kept doing the entire trip. It seems convenient, but the information there does often not match with reality. It is much safer to carry lonely planet or similar guidebook with you. Each country is different in that matter, but our lonely planet was very useful in Japan.

As we failed to take a closer look to sumo world, we decided to visit Edo-Tokyo museum, as it was just next to the stadium. It ended up to be a good decision. Edo-Tokyo museum gives a great overview to Japanese history and culture.

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Our next stop was Tokyo metropolitan Government Building. It is a great option to check out the view, the observation deck is free for tourists and it gives good panoramic view. It really hit me there how huge this city is. There´s also a tourist information center and pretty cool toy store.

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I will come back to Tokyo once more, but our next stop was to wonderful Kyoto. There´s so much to see and do in Japan, I only got a small part of it. But that was already wonderful.

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7 thoughts on “Tokyo Part 2

  1. I’ve never been to Tokyo, but from your photos I’m struck by how similar it looks to Seoul! I lived in Korea for a year, and I’ve been kind of kicking myself lately for never going to Tokyo while it was so close by! Next time…

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