Today I began to explore. I brought a couple travel books with me. One lists the 25 places to see in Tokyo, so I figured I'd start with that. I visited the Zojoji Temple. The Temple is near the Tokyo Tower (Japan's version of the Eiffel Tower). Interesting is the stark contrast between this old-style building and the new concrete skyscrapers that surround it. This is/was the chief temple of the Jodo-Buddhist sect (founded in 1323). I saw was, because much of the structure I visited was rebuilt after WW2. The temple is surrounded by a small park, part of which includes little dolls called Jizo, which is the Buddhist equivalent of an angel. I also took some pictures and walked up to the Tokyo Tower, but because it was a cloudy day, decided to come back when the view was nicer. I did notice that under the Tower crepes were sold (I guess that makes the tower more authentic). Ohhh speaking of authenticity, I almost got a shot of a monk at the temple watching tv on his cell phone, but by the time I pulled out my camera, the door to the room he was in, was closed. Oh well.
Next I traveled north to Akihabara. I could go on for days about this store, but will not. Sufficed to say, it is 9 floors of electronics. Every single electronic device you could imagine can be bought here. I was in this massive building for hours - and I loved every second of it. The only place I've been where I could spend more time is the Vatican.