It seems your plan is pretty much perfect!!
It seems to be great 2 weeks!
We've been looking in to a lot of things over the weekend, and here is what we found:
- Tsukiji Fish Market looks like something my wife would love to visit. I assume there's some really good seafood places nearby?
- My daughter totally wants to go to Disney Tokyo (both parks). Last time she went to Disney World in Orlando, FL she was only 18 months old, so this will take up two days.
- While we thought of Akihabara, that might be a bit too geeky for my wife and my daughter might be a bit overwhelmed there.
- After much deliberation, we think that Osaka will be more enjoyable for us than Kyoto. For one, we can visit Ichiroya (nearby in Tondabayashi city, Osaka)--the shop where we purchased my daughter's yukata a couple years ago.
Harajuku will be on a Sunday, so we can get the geek fix with the cosplay, and we will definitely keep those streets in mind mmmason8967. Instead of Tokyo Tower, some folks alerted me to Sky Tree and said it was a lot more fun. Shibuya 109 is definitely on the list as is the iconic Shibuya station.
I think we will be spending the majority of our time in Tokyo and only a couple days (tentatively 3) in Osaka.
I thought of recommending Sky Tree, since it's a new sightseeing spot. I think that's a better choice!
As to Osaka, it's my favourite city
Kansai area (Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe etc.) is, as far as I'm concerned, better area to visit than Kanto, since all those
cities have very different characteristics. Osaka is commercial, Kyoto is traditional and Kobe has taste of Western
cuture. All those characteristics have a lot to do with history they had.
If you know a good place to buy yukata and so on in Osaka, it might be more interesting and fun for your daughter.
If you want to know the place in Kyoto where you can enjoy shopping, it'd be "kawaramachi" and it's accessible
from Osaka with one train only (Hankyuu train).
What do you think you want to do more in 2nd week Friday? Osaka has another big theme park Universal Studio Japan,
but I'm not too sure if your daughter is into this one as well.
Street fashion and young casual shops can be found in the area of Shinsaibashi and Namba (in Osaka).
You might see the difference between Osaka and Tokyo as you're visiting Harajuku and Shibuya, which is
fashion centre in Tokyo.
As to Takoyaki and local food, you can look for information about "doutonbori" (in Namba).
It seems they have "association" of takoyaki in Doutonbori
It's only in Japanese, but I found a page with shop info:http://dotakoren.com/tenpo/index.html
As takoyaki is typical food sold in food stall, some famous places don't have proper tables.
This page might help you (although all are in Japanese) to find a restaurant.
But the most famous place is this one:http://honkeohtako.jp/
Hope it helps!