We will be in Tokyo for two days before starting a Tour throughout Japan. What is a suggested out-of-the way itinerary to see?
Don't know what you mean by "out of the way."
Thanks - - - I understand that I need to elaborate. We have a 1-day "tour" that covers a rapid drive-through of Ginza, Akihabara and Shinjuku, with apparent stops at Senso-ji and the Meiji Shrine. I would like "out-of-the-way" recommendations to stroll through - - such as street markets or quaint neighborhoods - - which are not flooded with tourists.
Understand. If you scroll through Dave's list and avoid the major attractions, you will avoid tourists, however, you can't expect to avoid crowds in general in Tokyo. What you seek is in the outlying prefectures.
Even with tourists around, after awhile I doubt if you'll notice them as they blend into the ambiance of a crowded city.
Ueno is a nice area, it's quiet compared the other parts of Tokyo (e.g., Shinjuku). You can stroll around Ueno Park and the Ameyoko Market near the Ueno train station is also interesting.
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