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Need Advice on the Essential Tokyo

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I haven't been to Tokyo in 20 years, but I'm going in the first week of July for 3 days. I am most interested in the cultural, historical and spiritual sides of the city (I live in NYC, so there is little interest in modern shopping and I'm not a nightlife party person). Solo female traveler of moderate fitness.

So I would love your advice on the best things to do. I like a combination of seeing the iconic sights to understand what made them iconic, as well as the delightful little secret places that illuminate the real life of a city but that tourists would rarely hear about. Little gem museums, neighborhood markets that locals use, hole-in-the-wall restaurants with local ambiance....

My taste in food is not terribly adventurous unfortunately due to some digestive issues (I prefer cooked food to raw), but I will try new things. Or authentic versions of things that have been Americanized on this side of the ocean to discover what it's supposed to taste like!

As for the famous sights, I'd appreciate any insider tips on how to get the best experience of them and not be herded like cattle.

BTW, I've already been outside the city to the Kamakura Buddha and done a cable car to see Fuji... This time, as I only have three days, I'm looking to stay pretty much to Tokyo area proper.

Thank you, in advance, for all your help - so share that wisdom!

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