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Getting down to details and welcome advice: Tokyo

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All my trips to Asia have been so successful in large part because of the advice I’ve received from Fodorites. Late next month, my two part trip (to Borneo and Tokyo) begins and I am starting to pin down the details. I am hoping to get feedback on the Tokyo portion so here goes (recent trip reports have been SO helpful).

We arrive at Narita (after an overnight in SIN following 12 days in Borneo) at 2pm on Thursday. The only things scheduled are a Giants baseball game at 6pm on Friday at the Tokyo Dome, and an overnight to Hakone (leave Monday morning, return Tuesday afternoon). We depart Tokyo from Narita early Wednesday morning.

I’d like to include the following in our sightseeing/shopping. I am organizing it by area (and in rough rank of interest within each area), the Japan Guide was very useful.

Central Tokyo: Tuna auction and fish market, stroll around Ginza, maid café and Mandarake in Akiba, stroll Imperial Gardens; currency and kite museums in Marunouchi

Northern Tokyo: Asakusa (Sensoji temple and shopping streets), Edo Museum, Kappabashi street, Ameyako street, stroll around Yanaka, Ueno Park

Western Tokyo: Sunday in Harajuku (see cosplay), Shibuya crossing, Meiji shrine, Odakuju to browse the food area

In any one these areas, an observation tower and a boat ride somewhere.

We are staying at the Shangri-la (in Marunouchi). With this wish list (and 3 full days and nights and two (late) afternoon/evenings (Thursday and Tuesday), I have the following questions:

1) With the few constraints (Tokyo Dome on late afternoon Friday, no tuna auction on Sunday but must do Harajuku on Sunday), how would you organize the sightseeing? I don’t know if it would be better to do certain areas on certain days and/or if I will need to return to one general area to see everything and other areas need only half a day.
2) Does it make sense to use the hop-on/hop-off bus for certain parts or stick with the subway?
3) I would like to have a Tokyo free guide one day. Which things would be most useful to have a guide for?
4) Restaurant recommendations (especially for dinner) within walking distance of the hotel or other places in specific areas for lunch?
5) Am I missing anything?

Thanks in advance.

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