Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1992 Paris(6) Seine River Cruise

Each city has a river that can be called a symbol. And walking around the riverside is essential to thoroughly enjoy the city, but cruising the river has a different taste.


Sumida River is the river for me living in Tokyo. The most impressive thing about the Sumida River cruising was the summer evening dinner party held by the department where I worked about 40 years ago. 

It was a two-hour round-trip course that chartered a boat with tatami mats full of Edo atmosphere at a camp in Asakusa, downtown Tokyo.


On the way out, watching the sunset on the riverbank, we had a lively chat, enjoying tempura, sushi, sashimi, beer, and sake. 

The return trip is a karaoke tournament with all participants. Each one sang loudly in a good mood with the clapping of  colleagues on the back.


By the way, the Seine river is the symbol of Paris. On a sunny afternoon, my friend and I embarked from the deck of a one-hour tour boat that made a round trip around the Cite and Saint Louis islands from the dock near the Eiffel Tower.


First, take a close look at the Eiffel Tower at the starting point, then the Les Invalides, the Musée d'Orsay, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Paris City Hall, the concierge with Marie Antoinette imprisoned, the Louvre, the Place de la Concorde, Grand Palais and Chaillot The palace, one after another, appeared attractive sightseeing spots, so it was just spectacular. 

In just one hour, a rich cruise with so many highlights is rare in the world.



 (The picture is a pleasure boat on the Sumida River)