Thursday, October 11, 2018


Sunday the weather was blazing.

We started our day with a simple breakfast at Misojyu.

Choose your miso soup, a musubi.

All breakfast sets come with an aji tama (seasoned egg), konbu and a glass of iced cold brew green tea.

I chose their ume musubi and miso soup with togan (wintermelon) and manganji togarashi (a type of bell pepper).

Satoshi chose their salmon musubi and miso soup with chives and daikon (long radish).

After checking out, we searched for the Kabuki statue of Ichikawa Danjuro, which was located at the very edge of Sensoji.

And on the way to the Sky Tree, we got to catch a glimpse of a wedding party on their way to their reception...see the video here

We crossed the Sumida river over one of the many bridges and got some pictures of Tokyo Sky Tree.

We caught a community bus to the Mukojima area and had lunch at Santini.

It was nice to get out of the heat for a bit.

Lunch was eggplant with meat sauce pasta, while Satoshi had their seafood pasta.

The owner had a reservation called in and asked us to move tables.

It was no problem as we hadn't even been served our lunches yet.

They felt bad about moving us and gave us iced nice!

Next to Santini is Mukojima Hyakkaen, one of the nine metropolitan gardens in Tokyo.

Not many flowers in bloom this time of year...though there were these gourds...hebiuri (snake gourd)

And this type of gourd.

We caught the community bus down to the Ryogoku area and checked out the sumo sights along the Sumida River.

There are different objet that decorate the railings depicting the various throws in sumo.

We also stumbled upon the Tokitsukaze stable, one of the many in the area.

It was a blazing Sunday, I think they said the temps went up to 32C (89F)?!

I'm glad we got to explore this area, though I wish the weather wasn't still so summery.

1-7-5 Asakusa
Taito, Tokyo
Phone: 03.5830.3101
Hours: 8:30-19:00
Closed Mondays

3-29-10 Higashi Mukojima
Sumida, Tokyo
Phone: 03.3610.1323
Closed Mondays
Hours: 11:30-14:00 (lunch), 17:30-21:00 (dinner)

Mukojima Hyakkaen
3-18-3 Higashi Mukojima
Sumida, Tokyo
Phone: 03.3611.8705
Hours: 9:00-17:00


Rowena said...

awesome day from the get go (that breakfast!). I was wondering, is it traditional for cars to beep for weddings?

Anonymous said...

That snake gourd looks so interesting. I looked it up and it's supposed to be very beneficial health-wise. Have you ever eaten it? The second gourd looks like loofa.
Again, I'm envious that you guys are able to find these little shops and restaurants, even sites that have all these special statutes or other significance. If I had my life to live over again, I would pay attention in Japanese school and take more classes about Japan!
Unfortunately, the high school I attended did not have Japanese as a language class, only romance languages. dos cervesas muy fria por favor! :)

K and S said...

not traditional to beep, I think Rowena:)

V, never eaten it. I only went to Japanese school in elementary, then in high school. I wish I kinda took French though...

Take care you two!

KirkK said...

Looks like a very nice spite of the heat.

K and S said...

the heat was brutal, Kirk...

Take care.