Today, I left my friend's house and checked in to a hotel. I'd like to thank him very much for letting me crash at his place. Through him, I've met a number of folks and had a much more enjoyable time than I would have had I just gone straight to a hotel from the get-go. It made for a much better transition period and I think I really needed it.
I guess this starts the second leg of my trip.
Well, for now, here are a couple of Akihabara shots I took from the train: