It is popular and affordable in Japan to pay to have luggage couriered between locations on a next day service, as carrying large bags on trains can be difficult where storage space and lift access is limited. Your tour advisor will suggest which legs of your journey will best benefit from this service, and you will be able to easily arrange this directly at your accommodation in Japan. If you decide to courier your luggage, we suggest you ask the hotel to forward your larger pieces and take a portable overnight bag for the first night at each location. Same day service is occasionally available between some locations.
Lockers and Storage
Lockers are available at most railway stations, however these often fill up early, particularly on holidays, and are often not suited to large cases, so are not generally a reliable option. Your hotel will be happy to store your luggage for you for some hours before or after check in or out.