After visiting the temple, we walked over to the base of the Tokyo Tower, which you might recognize as modeled after the Eiffel Tower. We considered buying admission up to one of the two observation points, but held off in favor of the newer and taller Tokyo Skytree, which we planned to visit later in our trip. In hindsight, we should have just taken advantage of the clear skies while we were at the Tokyo Tower because it was too overcast the rest of the trip to go up the Skytree.
Next, we hopped on the nearest subway and made our way over to the Imperial Palace, home of Japan's emperor and family. The palace, open to the public twice a year, sits in the middle of a large public park and is guarded by a moat and stone walls. Peter and I were both more than ready for lunch at this point, and turns out it's hard to find food in the middle of a large park, so we really only stayed long enough to snap a couple of pictures.
A shot of the beautiful park that surrounded the Imperial Palace.