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5 days in Tokyo, late June with pregnant wife

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I often get a wealth of good advice from these forums and hope you can help again. I appreciate your time.
My wife and I (both teachers in our 30s) are traveling to Tokyo, Japan, from June 23rd - 28th. This will be our first time visiting Tokyo or Japan in general. We will be flying from NYC and only have five nights so we will stay in the Tokyo area. We leave for Bangkok on June 28th.
My wife and I love to explore new places and cities and have been fortunate to visit several European and SE Asian countries. Japan has always been very high on our list of places to experience so we want to make the most of our short time. We love to walk and explore new cities and enjoy the culture, people, parks and food of the places we visit. We're not big shoppers or big spenders, but will spend for unique Tokyo experiences. I am a history, comic book and pop culture fan. My wife is an art, architecture, quirky culture, music and dance person.
We were originally planning to go with the flow with most of this trip and let our plans develop naturally, but we recently learned WE'RE HAVING A BABY!!!
My wife will be about 5 months pregnant. We have and will continue to consult with our doctors and will be ready to cancel everything if we have to if any health concerns arise.
Now, I would like to plan a lot more than we originally thought we would. And walking most of the day or staying in a pod for a night or two or eating raw fish as often as possible are out.
Here are a few places I need some help:

1. Where to stay - Are Asakusa or Ueon real options (convenient, safe, good local restaurants) or is Shinjuku the best neighborhood for us to stay?
2. Is a day trip to Mt. Fuji feasible and worth it? My wife wants to check it out but I don't think it's practical. We're obviously not going to do much hiking on this trip.
3. Any suggestions for Tokyo activities to give us a break from walking? I'd like to have an activity or two for each day where my wife isn't walking, like the river cruise.
4. Any other recommendations for our first trip to Tokyo based on our interests, especially traveling while pregnant?
Thank you very much for any help you can provide.

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