It rained all day in Tokyo, which put a little wrench in my plans.
I still went to the temple site, but unfortunately not many people came by to observe due to the rain. At one point, I actually stood by the statues alone for half an hour without a single person passing. My feet were wet. My head was wet. I was shivering. So I left.
I met up with Hannah around 1:00, and we went to a DELICIOUS lunch (the last photo in the food post). Fried dumplings, soup, rice. PERFECTION on a rainy day.
Then we walked to the largest book store in Shinjuku. It was 8 floors of books with one floor of all foreign books. I really enjoyed the large section of books on Japan. For some reason, Americans love to write about their experiences in Japan. I guess I get that. Hence the blog.
My first souvenir for myself: a copy of The Fellowship of the Ring in Japanese. I have a copy of it in Chinese from Taiwan. I guess that is my thing. Some people buy stickers or flags or coffee mugs from every country they visit. I buy Lord of the Rings.