We landed in Tokyo in the wee hours of the morning. The flight on JAL was okay, except for the poor meal (porridge as the main course, no choices). The inflight movie system was fairly well-stocked with movies (though I had already seen most of them).
Because the wife has her work to do, I am on my own for the first few days of this trip so my very first stop after we checked into the hotel? Akihabara, of course.
I took the JR Yamamote line from Shibuya, where we are staying for now, and 30 minutes later, Electric Town!
The only downer is that it is raining a lot. All day I was togged in a Timberland raincoat (I am totally convinced now that it is the best jacket I have ever bought) and carrying a white Dove umbrella (came free when I bought some Dove liquid bath). I felt a little self-conscious carrying my little white feminine umbrella but it was either that or the cameras get wet. Besides, the wife was carrying the SIA umbrella and I'd rather be shot than be seen carrying a sarong-kerbaya-patterned brolly.
The train system here is extensive but I managed to get myself a SUICA (like an ez-link card) and figured it out. Got to check out the places I want to go (the kind that does not interest my wife) before she gets back from work.
I want to find some camera shops and buy film. And maybe a lens or two. Heheh.