A basic guide to coin lockers and temporary storage services at Tokyo Station
Tokyo Station is one of the main stations in Japan, receiving travelers and commuters from across Japan every day. While coin lockers and storage services are scattered throughout many areas of Tokyo Station, knowing the exact details of the available services will come in handy. So take a look at this basic guide and prepare for your trip to Tokyo!
【How to use coin lockers】
You can check the availability of more than 5,000 coin lockers in the station on the “Locker Concierge” website, so you can get a rough idea of where to go. The cost is around 400 to 800 yen, depending on the size of the locker, which range from small (for backpacks) to extra-large (for big suitcases). You can store your luggage for a maximum of three days and the extra storage fee will be added after 2am every day.
．Realtime Online Checking of Coin-lockers at Tokyo Station
．Coin Lockers Map（1F）
．Coin Lockers Map（B1）
For those taking the Shinkansen (Japanese bullet train): 1st floor on Yaesu North and Central Gates
When you exit through the North Gate, you will find more than 100 lockers on your right-hand side. If these aren’t available, walk towards the Nihonbashi Exit or the Central Gates, as there are plenty more lockers available here.
Areas around the Yaesu South Gates also have lockers but they tend to be full by the morning, since it's close to the bus terminal.
For those taking the Narita Express: Take the escalator down to the Sobu Line
This coin locker spot is the closest one to the Narita Express (N'EX) platform. Once you enter the station yard, find an escalator (marked with N'EX and Sobu line) near the Marunouchi Central Gate and go down to the basement floor. When you turn around, you can find 1,363 key-type lockers (Suica cards are not accepted).
Yaesu Underground Central Gate: 1,219 coin lockers and a cloak room
If you want to enjoy shopping and dining at Gransta mall free from heavy or cumbersome luggage, you can store your bags in the coin lockers near the Yaesu Underground Central Gate.
Entering from the Yaesu Underground Central Gate, follow the “coin lockers” sign on the ceiling. You can find 1,219 coin lockers (small, medium and large-sized) here. If the lockers are all occupied or your luggage can't fit, try the cloak service instead (luggage storage service).
Hole-in-the-wall coin locker spot near Marunouchi Underground South Gate
Those using the Keiyo Line/Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line can try this spot outside the Marunouchi Underground South Gate. Walk towards the “Keiyo Line” sign and you will find 173 coin lockers. This is one of the hidden spots at Tokyo Station, so those desperately in need of a luggage spot can try their luck here too.
To store perishables: Daimaru department store's refrigerated coin lockers
If you purchase perishables at Daimaru's underground floor and wish to store your items, look for the refrigerated coin lockers inside the department store. Once you find the green goods section, go straight towards the end and you will find the lockers on your right.
The cost is 100 yen and the temperature is about 7°C. The refrigerators will be turned off when the store closes (9pm on weekdays and 8pm on weekends/holidays).
【How to use baggage storage services】
While coin lockers are probably the easiest option to free yourself from lugging around suitcases or other bulky travel items, there's no harm in learning about temporary baggage storage services.
In many cases, they can store extra-large items (that won't fit into lockers) for more than a day and you can access your baggage as often as you like.
JR EAST Travel Service Center (7:30am to 8:30pm): Same-day baggage storage service
Head out through the Marunouchi North Gate and you will find the JR EAST Travel Service Center. The center accepts items for 600 yen (per item) but you must make sure your items are smaller than 250cm (total dimension) and less than 30 kg. The center also handles the delivery of items to hotels and airports.
JR EAST Travel Service Center
Multi-day baggage storage: Rail Go Service (8am to 8pm)
Starting at the Yaesu South Gate, walk through the bus terminal on your right and proceed until you see a “Recruit” sign. Take the elevator at the end of the hallway and follow the arrow/instructions to the Rail Go Service.
Here they will store your luggage for a maximum of 15 days if it’s not more than 200 cm (total dimension) and less than 30 kg. The cost is 420 yen per item (per night) and will be increased to 840 yen after six days.
Tokyo Service Center for extra-large items (7am to 11pm)
The Tokyo Service Center near the Nihonbashi Exit offers a temporary baggage storage service. The service costs 800 yen per day (maximum five days) and costs 1000 yen for larger items (taller than 160cm).
One of the benefits of leaving your luggage here is that you can access it as often as you like. The center also offers a delivery service to hotels, airports and international shipping. Registration finishes at 10pm but you can pick your items up until 11pm.
TOKYO SERVICE CENTER
Gransta Cloak for large luggage (8:30am to 9pm)
Those traveling with luggage that’s larger than what’s accepted in the coin lockers can try Gransta Cloak near the Yaesu Underground Central Gate.
They offer a same-day storage service priced at 600 yen (per item), with the service finishing at 8:30pm. Your items should be smaller than 250 cm x 200 cm and less than 30kg. They also offer a delivery service to hotels and airports.
【More spots for coin lockers and baggage storage services】
If you're taking a long-distance bus from the Yaesu South Exit, you can check the same-day coin lockers in the waiting room (accessible from 6:30am to 12:30am). There are 42 lockers in total (small, medium, large and extra-large) and the prices range from 400 to 800 yen, depending on the size.
Known for its black cat logo, Yamato Transportation also offers same-day storage for 600 yen (open from 10am to 8pm, with pick up available until 7:30pm). It’s located in Kitchen Street, which is near the Nihonbashi Exit. Your items should be smaller than 250 cm (total dimension) and less than 30kg.