(also listed on my Yahoo! Trip Planner – http://travel.yahoo.com/trip?pid=479780&action=view )
(TripAdvisor.com Japan forum – http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g298156-i860-k488783-6_Days_5_Nights_Tokyo_Hakone_Detailed_Itinerary_-Kanto.html )
OK folks, thank you so much for all the info by everybody, especailly edokko and Route246! Here’s my detailed itinerary:
Mar. 26th, arrive Narita at 6pm, Keisei Skyliner to Ueno, Ginza-sen to Aoyama Icchome, check in at Asia Center Hotel. ( http://www.asiacenter.or.jp/ )
Meet up with Jackie, Oedo-sen to Roppongi for food and drinks. ( http://www.roppongihills.com/en/access/ )
Mar. 27th, morning – rush to Akihabara to get DS Lite (if they’re in stock, but most likely they won’t) and a Sharp Zaurus C3100 PDA. Eat lunch at a maid cafe? 😛 (Which one is good/famous?)
Afternoon, Shopping in Shimokitazawa / Daikanyama / Nakameguro. ( http://metropolis.japantoday.com/tokyo/421/feature.asp , http://www.shimokitazawa.org/ )
Dinner w/ friend(s) in Shibuya? ( http://www.bento.com/ra-shib.html )
Mar. 28th, Odakyu railway from Shinjuku to Hakone. (Need to buy tickets earlier to reserve seats, also may need to store luggages in lockers at Shinjuku)
Odakyu Hakone Free Pass ( http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2358_008.html )
Hakone classic round course ( http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e5210.html )
Check in at Yugiriso Ryokan (夕霧荘) at 3 pm. Relax, Onsen, Eat, Relax, Onsen, Sleep… Onsen ( http://www.jalan.net/jalan/jweb/yado/YADS_331833.HTML )
Mar. 29th, Check out at 10 am. Visit Ancient Cedar Avenue (major checkpoint along Tokaido, the highway which connects Edo and Kyoto during the Edo period.) ( http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e5205.html )
Odakyu train back to Shinjuku. Option to walk around Shinjuku, else can go to Harajuku. (Meet with Ariko, Tina and Kaori?)
Check in at Yoyogi Youth Hostel at 5 pm ( http://www.jyh.or.jp/english/kanto/yoyogi/index.html )
Meet up with Ariko, Tina and Kaori for dinner in… anywhere.
Mar. 30th, Hanami (Cherry Blossom viewing) at Shinjuku Gyoen, then shopping again (Harajuku, Aoyama, Shibuya? Queenie’s choice.)
Mar. 31st, Check out early, Hanami at Ueno Park. Then visit the Ameyoko market. ( http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3012.html )
Keisei Skyliner to Narita at err… 2 pm? Whatever. Done!
Shopping related links:
http://www.japanesestreets.com/jsnews/article/49/ – Great Tokyo shops for used clothing
http://www.tokyoessentials.com/ – This site has good maps for most popular areas like Shibuya & Shinjuku.