ANew Zealand: Aukland or Queenstown?
Queenstown. I would rent a car and drive through Glenorchy and then head to Wanaka. I think Queenstown is a bit touristy and Wanaka is more pleasant town. If you consider a daily hike ,I would recommend Roys Peak Track....
ATokyo: Short Layover in Tokyo
you can check train router options, their travelling time and fares using http://www.jorudan.co.jp/english/norikae/e-norikeyin.html I think it can help you to get idea and make your mind up whole city is connected with train lines and stations so if you get lost,...