Your help is needed please!
Yes, others have asked similar questions about short time trips. This is slightly different or I wouldn't ask - I have read many similar posts and am not finding what fits into my wife's and my personality for a stopover.
We arrive in Tokyo February next year after 12 days in Surin Beach, Bangkok & Chiang Mai, Thailand and are looking for a food and shopping Tokyo-Overload-Experience before heading back to the states (1st time in Tokyo). We arrive at 8:00 am Feb 2014 Narita on a Thursday and depart the next day at 5:00 pm from Narita. It's actually a relatively expensive (cleaned me out of my One World miles to do it) stopover for us, extending the trip by two days, so we can see how Tokyo is in the culinary & shopping arts....never been there.
Original thoughts were to head to a Major downtown Tokyo shopping/restaurant zone Hotel to base out of (very nice hotel please), check in or drop luggage and head out to shop in the late am then eat, then shop, then eat, then party. I have a personal need to find the absolute best Ramen restaurant near to wherever we stay in Tokyo for lunch and the best sushi for Dinner that night. I've watched "Jiro dreams of Sushi" 5 times and would love to eat at his restaurant but because it's now so "movie popular" and such a cliche for me to go there and indulge, I know it might be a bit difficult to do (get a reservation) and hope that TA peeps may have other incredibly awesome advice for incredible Sushi that night for dinner.
So, advice is requested for this big celebration trip (my 50th and my wife's 30th: I act like a 30 year old by the way): convenient over-the-top excellent hotel in Tokyo to stay in a vibrant shopping/bar/restaurant zone and the accompanying Ramen/Sushi restaurants & night time bar/clubs to indulge in.
We don't want to spend a lot of time getting to the restaurants by taxi or train since we'll have an hour+ either way to and from the airport, so picking the area to sleep, eat and have fun is the most important part to us. We're not looking to save money by going to a cheaper bar that has cheaper drinks or lower price dining options... I say this because some responses I see advise on how not to spend too much money for cocktails or dinner-we're only here for a short time, so great service, convenience to location and great food is more important to us than taking a train or taxi to a place that's less expensive...time will be our most valuable & limited resource for this stop.
Help us decide with some recommendations:
Name a Hotel Near a Shopping Zone that's tons of fun:
Ramen Restaurant for lunch nearby:
Sushi Restaurant for dinner:
Bars/Clubs for after dinner:
Don't mind taxis, but don't want to spend a lot of time in them.
Thank you in advance for your kind help!