We'll be in Tokyo for three days next month. (We'll also have three days in Kyoto/Nara). I realize that there aren't all that many things I actually want to see in Tokyo. Here are some, I think
the fish market
Going to the top of that building at night that every guide book tells you to go to the top of (Tokyo Metropolitan Building, just looked it up)
Some shopping in that shopping area the teenagers go to (we'll be traveling with my 17-year-old son)
Akasura then boat ride to Odaiba (actually boat ride sounds a little depressing -- much concrete, big buildings?)
None of us are people who would go to anything like: a Toyota showroom or a Disney anything or electronics stores although the huge neon-ness of the city sounds interesting.
So -- where are there, for example, residential neighborhoods in Tokyo where we could walk around and just see how people "live"?
I live in the East Village in NYC and I just love to wander around. I would tell a tourist like me to wander around the lower east side (although...), Harlem, Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods (Red Hook, Long Island City), Brighton Beach...
This is something I found on the web just now:
[Ugh the goddamned thing won't link]
that is kind of what I mean. So, any recommendations appreciated.