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10-hr layover in Tokyo this Friday, new to JPN

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Hello all - I'm making the switch from TripAdvisor's community to you all and I love the helpful spirit here! Thanks for all the Tokyo information you've already created!

I'm in Beijing now, returning home to California (USA) this Friday (July 10, 2015) with a long Tokyo layover & airport transfer: arrive Narita 1pm, depart Haneda at midnight. I'm new to traveling alone but want to make the most of my first time in Japan.

My two questions:
(1) should I use a guide/driver for $250 USD or do this solo?
(2) anyone want to meet in person on Friday while I'm there? I love to show off San Francisco to visitors and see how they view my city and if you're like me, I'd love to your novice visitor, even for a meal or stroll around a park or a drink. Experience taught me in China that meals I share with Chinese people are so much tastier and more fun than eating alone and pointing at menus.

I'm 28 year old, female, married. Graduate student at Stanford. Worked in Beijing for 4 weeks, now returning home for another summer internship. Interests in travel (India, Brazil, China, this year!) business and healthcare, and soccer (sorry, we don't have to discuss that :-P). I'm new to traveling solo but have built up a lot of travel confidence being solo in Beijing lately.

What I'm looking for:

- get a contrast of super new/modern/glitzy Tokyo with the older historic side. Like a temple then a neon sign illuminated area. Not planning to spend a lot, so shopping is not high on my list but window shopping and browsing is A-OK.
- Play Pachinko in an arcade.
- Eat some good, simple sushi (I'm not very experienced in Japanese cuisine beyond the basic maki rolls for office dinners). I'm an adventurous eater, though not fond of spice. If you recommend it and it's not heads or hearts or feet of any animal, I'll try it.
- soak in the essence of the city-- that's vague I know, but I'd rather stroll around shops and people watch than check the box on lots of "must do tourist attractions".

I'll have a small bookbag and light small duffle bag, but I've already sent my heavy checked back home separately so I can be light and nimble.

#hoping for Fodorite magic!

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