Everyone, thanks for the suggestions. After reading the rest of this post, if you have other hotels to pimp out, defininitely post 'em. Upon preview, something else popped into my head: is there a “sumo district?” I’m thinking of where they buy their clothes as opposed to seeing them. I’d like to buy some Japanese clothes but, damn, I’m too big for the “big and tall” shops at the department stores.
Sublight: You’re right, of course. Too many currency conversions recently. I get lost between the decimal points and commas.
Autolycus: I fly in December 23 and leave January 3. I’m not sure which dates I’ll be in Tokyo because Hokkaido awaits. Kuma no kibori, here I come!
TokyoPlayer: I’m planning to stay in the Yokohama area because my friend’s inlaws live nearby. Other than the quick trip to Hakodate or Sapporo, it’s going to be whatever I feel like when I’m not with his family. I don’t have many problems navigating the Tokyo train system.
PopeJewish: Thanks for the offer but please see above for location preference. I plan a short trip to Akihabara to pick up some cables and maybe some ex-demo phones and cameras. Are there any festivals going on?
chromaticity: Great suggestion. The single room looks huge at that hotel. Thanks.