Planning to put in railway station locker. Have to wake up early to secure one.One thing you need to consider is the luggage. If you stay in hotels, at your "arrival" hotel even if the room isn't ready, you can store luggage with the front desk and go out sightseeing and come back later. How are you planning to get around this problem for your airbnb's?
This day will be freaking shag. Even if you're not doing the auction, etc, you'll be awake at ~6am? And then DisneySea closes at 10pm, reach home 11pm. If I were you I wouldn't bother with Sushi Dai, just save energy to have fun at DisneySea. Want good sushi just come back to SG eat lunch set at Ginza Sushi Ichi or Shinji by Kanesaka. Frankly it's better food anyway for not much more money.
Thanks for the suggestion. I may cancel or arrange another day to visit Tsukiji fish market after all.
Sushi dai I head 4am too late already maybe Long queue. Need to be even earlier to avoid queue.
For me, I will not bother about sushi dai.
Thanks for the suggestion for Sushi Dai but I really wanted to try before it moves to new location. I'll just go earlier another day instead of together with Disneysea. Might as well try other eateries as well.In all my trips to Tokyo, I've never queued for Sushi Dai or Daiwa Sushi (each managed by father and son respectively). The queues were long since my first visit in 2010. I rather queue for eateries popular with their own locals instead.
First time must become carrot head if not will always regret why never go even though people say it's a trapKichi Kichi. Ultimate tourist trap. Please don't fall into.
I managed to get my Airbnb host to make a reservation for me at Hirokawa so it should be fine right?Hirokawa u need get someone or hotel or some Japanese to help u reserve it. The Queue is 2-3 hours. Crash one. Reservations will save u a lot of time.
My suggestions. Cancel all the accomdations and rebook. Your period in Kyoto not yet the peak so hotels still possible. Stay in same place for Kansai either in Osaka or Kyoto but don't need both Osaka and Kyoto.
For Tokyo definitely possible to find one hotel and stay throughout no need stay asakusa and Shibuya. It is so so so weird.
I admit this is bad planning on my part. Didn't really think of it cause I was just looking for the cheapest Airbnb available that time then booked dy. For Kyoto and Osaka I thought I can save time if I stay in different cities so I went ahead with 2 different lodging. For Tokyo, I couldn't find cheap ones that fit my schedule at that time so I just split the date and book 2 accommodation.I agree, your current arrangement is madness. Even if you lose cancellation fees with Airbnb, or have to top up for a hotel that can cover your travel period, the trade off is gaining back the lost hours (and energy) in unpacking/repacking and changing hotels. With that many changes some hiccup will invariably occur and eat up even more time.
Don't waste time with Sushi Dai/Daiwa if you aren't planning to check out the market itself (nevermind the auction). There are plenty of good sushiyas in Japan.
In any case, I think it's kinda too late to change the arrangement. Money aside, I don't want to trouble the host by cancelling at this moment and give bad impression about foreigners. It's my mistake after all. Shall just take it as a lesson and stick with it. Future trips will not repeat the same mistake again...
Any other opinion on the itinerary flow other than accommodation? More concerned if there is enough time to visit all the places we wanted to go, especially in Tokyo. I like electronic stuff and she likes anime stuff so most likely will spend a lot of time in Ikebukuro, Nakano, and Akihabara. Is it ok to visit Shinjuku + Ikebukuro one day, Shibuya + Harajuku one day?
Also, planning to take one day JR Kansai Area Pass for Himeji + Kobe day trip and one day Kintetsu Rail Pass for Nara day trip. Compared against Hyperdia and the day pass is worth it but would like to hear your opinions.