Everytime Jan and I talked about going to Japan (from years ago when it was just a distant goal up to a few days before our actual trip) one thing remained constant… we were going to visit Akihabara. Akihabara is a district in Central Tokyo once famous for its many electronic shops. In more recent…
There were no direct JR trains from Tokyo station to Jimbocho as per the staff at the JR East office in Narita. Their suggestion was to take the local subway/metro from Tokyo station to Jimbocho.
In hindsight, I now realize that would have been way easier... but I was stubborn that day, feeling very determined to try to use our JR passes as much as possible even if it meant we didn't take the shortest route.
All was well and good, however, there's always that part of the trip where you run into unexpected bumps no matter how prepared you think you are. The next few minutes was one of those times.