Right now, we have no itinerary / travel concept beyond fly to Tokyo and come back via Osaka. Tokyo's first night hotel has been booked (ultra-cheap! Y5500/pp!! It's small, but you simply can't beat the location and at this rate will become our first stop on any Tokyo bound flight. Tsukiji fish market... *_* ), and I'll be looking at hotels in Shinjuku for the second night. There's the possibility of going to Ghibli Museum on the second day we're there and from a quick glance, it looks like going to the museum is essentially from Shinjuku. ^___^ (BTW, the male parental does enjoy certain anime and doesn't mind going to the museum. I've wanted to go for some time but have never managed it. Oh, not to mention he stole my totoro mug a number of years back and we've never managed to find another like it to replace mine).
As for the trip itself... I want to pick up a new SLR camera (I'm reasonably happy with my digital, but the SLR has been dying over the past couple of trips), tea of course (Shizuoka and Uji), and I'm thinking umeboshi but I'll probably pick that up in Kyoto as well. I guess I can pick up HP2 hardcover in J for the female sibling for Xmas again (although I don't think she finished HP1). The only problem is, I have no idea where to find a camera shop in the Tokyo area. Osaka yes, Tokyo... Ugh! (I really don't like Tokyo very much).
Anyhow, I have to switch to my computer to do any serious hotel hunting and such. ^___^