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Draft itinerary(Tokyo and Kyoto); how to fill these gaps?

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Hello, everyone--thanks for reading. We are a family of four (with a 7yr old and an 8 yr old) and we've loosely sketched out our itinerary, but we could use some help filling in a few gaps. There's so much we'd like to see, but I have a hard time keeping straight where the various neighborhoods are in relation to each other, and my pre-trip work madness hasn't given me enough time to really study it all as I wish I could have!

So any suggestions or tips would be very welcome--I know there are so many of you on here familiar with these cities that I hope you'll be able to share the benefit of your wisdom!!
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Nov 21st--arrive late afternoon, get settled at our VRBO apartment in Nishi-Okigubo (planning to take SUICA + N'Ex deal, though I'm curious about whether limo bus might not be affordable since there are four of us!).
22-Heart of Tokyo tour by Travelience: this tour seemed fairly well reviewed as a "highlights" tour, we expect we may want to see some of these spots in more detail so we'll plan to return on another day if we need to.
23--watching an FC Tokyo game at the stadium (so excited) and then _________? Would love to find out if there's a good spot (an observatory, a hotel?) from which to see Mount Fuji if we have good weather. I don't think we'll be going all the way out to Fuji but if it seems that's the best way to see it, then maybe we'll try to do that this afternoon.
24--in the morning_________? in the afternoon, we'll go to the Harajuku district to see the kids all dressed up. Am investigating whether there are nice shrines or temples I can catch in this area after we people-watch for a while.

25--plan to travel early morning to Kyoto, take bags to hotel (Hyatt). Weather might be a bit rainy, so I'm looking for indoor activities for this day and the 26th. Manga Museum?
26--Still working out what to do on this day--was hoping to take a local tour as we got our bearings but the weather will still be a bit dodgy.
27--considering a day trip to Iga to see the Castle and the Iga-ryu Ninja Museum; only problem is that we aren't planning to do the JR pass so this may turn out just too expensive. Would love any other suggestions--if we stay in town and we haven't already been able to do Philosophers' Walk and Niji Castle and Fushimi Inari (maybe also Kiyomizu Temple?).
28--will leave for Tokyo late on this day, so will want to stay fairly local to Kyoto. OPen to tips!

29--hoping to enroll in a "Ninja Experience" course for the kids on this day, do a bit of Takashimaya shopping, would love to do some sort of Anime exposure for the girls but I understand the Ghibli is very hard to get tickets for this close to travel.
30--catch what last bits we can and sadly, fly back to California!

I'd really love to see more and go to more remote towns but it's a bit of a balancing act--I don't want to spend the WHOLE time on trains.

I'm very excited for our trip and researching it has been a thrill--can't wait!

Mark and Clara

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