Taking my family to tokyo in April 2009 for my daughters graduation gift. I need to coordinate my frequent flyer miles with my marriot miles...What should I do first? Should I secure the plane tickets or the hotel reservation? We plan on staying in the ginza district because i think that will be the most fun for the teenagers...any other helpful 'CHEAP' hints? Is mount fuji worth it? We will be there 7 days Thanks!
Fuji is worth it!! Pending the weather.. keep an eye on that. Spring should be mostly clear if it isn't rainy. Very good day trip to Fuji.
Also don't miss Shibuya - for a teen, a good place to walk around or shop around.
I grew up in Japan for some years as a kid, and lived there as an adult.. Now travel there for business.
I stay in the Ginza at least 2 times a month. - Agreed great place for teens to shop around and eat out. Ginza is central on the transit hubs. Near Tokyo station, and easy access to subways.
I usually stay at Ginza Courtyard - There is a German resaurant, LIONS from pre-WWII still in Ginza - great dining experience.Interesting to see a Japanese take on a very German experience.
Search for affordable place to eat, they are there. Even in Ginza. Don-K is a ,,,, like Sams Club near the Courtyard, where groceries and snacks are cheap. Good place to buy souviners as well but there are better places also.
If you have any specific questions let me know -