the spaces in tokyo can be quite tight in some places, with lots of small alleys and walkways, hence, maybe bring a wide angle prime or zoom might help. even the simple 17-55 would be decent enough i reckon.
Its up to you. I brought mine along but I did not use it once. I brought my tripod along too, but I only used it for just for a few long exposure shots in Hakone (lake shots) & after that, I did not touch the tripod for the rest of the trip.
I just bring them along just in case I need to use them.
Thank you camloves. Glad you like the shots I took for my Japan trip
If u ask me, I would use the 24-70mm. Not that wide but it does have a longer reach. It'll b overlapping ur 35mm. So it's extra weight n hassle in changing lens if u bring these 2 lenses.
Unless u r shooting at low light wifout flash, then the 35mm would b gd.
So again, it's ur choice. Actually, it's not that heavy, just bring both, just in case kinda thing
I would bring the 24-70 for sure. Tokyo/ Yokohama is quite a scenic area and you will find that a 24 will be very useful. When i was there, my main prime lens was a 24 f2.8 combined with a 70-210. I think you can do without a flash since it is quite heavy to be carrying around. What happened to me was that I brought it to Japan but when left the hotel in the morning, i seldom brought it out. With last minute change of plans etc, i ended up without the flash even in the evenings ..
A tripod would mostly be used in for night shots in yokohama - the whole minato mirai area but you can get away without by using a bean bag to rest your cam on a ledge or something. The other area is Hakone and maybe the rainbow bridge where you will need it for lakeside shots. Other areas like Kamakura, or metro tokyo area can be photgraphed handheld in most cases.
For the bean bag, normally i would bring a cloth bag (similar to a small pillow case) and buy red beans or kidney beans and fill it there. That tends to be lighter anand easier to bring around.