Day 4 was our last day in Tokyo. But since we had a late flight, there was still time to go around after hotel check out. We wandered back to Nakamise Street, Sensoji Temple, then back to Sumida Park, enjoying our last full view of the sakura. There was an aptly called Sakura Plaza, an elevated area where you can sit and enjoy the view of the trees and the blooms, the river, and the people around you–grandpas in their bikes, mothers and daughters out for a Sunday morning stroll, friends picnicking under the spring sun.
After an hour or so, we crossed the bridge and walked towards Tokyo Skytree. Though it was also a complete commercial space, the building was famed for its observation deck, but we didn’t have time to go all the way up. So instead we just explored the shops and had lunch at the food court (cold soba with walnut sauce dip! Crepes! Must not go home without eating crepes!).
After that it was time to walk back to our hotel. We got there in time for our ever prompt taxi, and soon we were en route to the Sukibayashi bus stop in Ginza, then to Narita airport, and finally on our plane for our flight back to the hot, sticky summer of home.
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