For breakfast we stopped in a small shop for some onigiri, which is a rice ball covered in seaweed, and filled with fish. If you like sushi, you would like this.
Our first stop was Harajuku, which is a part of Tokyo with many cheap shops and eccentric fashions – from girls in Bo peep costumes to boys in pink leather pants. This is a typically a high tourist area, but the recent earthquake has lowered the foreign crowds. Nonetheless, it was a great time with GREAT shopping. I hope to return there before we leave. (Side note: there were a lot of Africans in this area with hip-hop couture shops. They expected little ole me to want to buy their items.) Further down this area we saw street performers, which is a common Sunday thing to see. There seemed to be an affinity for 50s Americana amongst many of the people, so we were able to watch a dance routine full of poodle skirts, denim, and hair grease.
We saw other sights, like the club district, television museum, and traditional Japanese cemeteries, but the most awe-inspiring thing for me was the Zojouji Temple. Shrines tend to always be dedicated to people or ideals (Shinto), but temples are places of prayer and meditation (Buddhism). I had never seen a single structure so huge! While there, we watched monks perform a ceremony; it was humbling to see another religion being taken as seriously (if not more) than your own.