Here are some of our favorite Japan travel recommendations
Kawagoe: Tokyo old city:
Expensive High End Restaurant:
Less Expensive but Michelin recommended. All fish shipped directly from Shikoku each day http://gm.gnavi.co.jp/shop/0117017301/
One Day trip from Tokyo:Kamakura
Tokyo Fun Restaurant:
Nice shop in Ginza:
My favorite walking tour:
Good soba place on walking tour https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1310/A131004/13008456/
Also you have to go to this Tai Yaki place. Mondale’s favorite place in Tokyo https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1311/A131106/13003570/
NY Times suggestions for 36 Hours in Tokyo
It would not be the tour I would give. A bit too Shi-Shi for me. But has some good suggestions.
Kiyomizu Pottery Village: About 40 minutes from downtown. It used to be you could call and arrange to visit studios. Not sure if its still possible.
This is a very interesting low cost housing alternative in Kyoto. Not sure where its going to go from here (June, 2017) but worth considering.