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Little-known spots with lockers and baggage storage services at Shinjuku Station — West Exit Edition

Jun 20, 2018

Little-known spots with lockers and baggage storage services at Shinjuku Station — West Exit Edition

Certified by “Guinness World Records” as the world’s busiest station, Shinjuku Station is equipped with many lockers both inside and outside the ticket gates. Even so, it may be difficult to find an empty locker, and knowing the secret locker spots can make your travels more pleasant.





The battle for a locker near the ticket gates can get fierce. And despite the large number of lockers, it can be especially difficult to find one large enough to fit a suitcase. Here we take a look at some lesser-known locations with lockers and baggage storage services.

(1) Underneath the West Exit Plaza: Near the Shinjuku Stn. West Parking Area Entrance

Located under the West Exit Plaza close to the Shinjuku West Exit, this area is highly recommended because it has the most empty lockers. To find it, look for any of the several Shinjuku Stn. West Parking Area Entrance signs and then go down the stairs.





A quiet locker area with this much lighting is a rare find. The lockers come in various sizes and payment is accepted in cash and e-money. While you may find it laborious to haul heavy baggage up and down the stairs, the spacious area, the large number of available lockers and the relaxed atmosphere are well worth the trouble.

(2) West Exit Plaza: Animal lockers

Have you ever left your baggage somewhere only to forget where the locker was when you went to retrieve your belongings? These lockers in the West Exit Plaza solve that dilemma with lovable animal scenery. This location is also recommended for its large number of empty lockers.




These lockers are the older type that take coins, but once you pick the locker with your favorite animal picture on it, you’ll never forget which one is yours.

(3) Odakyu Sightseeing Service Center, Shinjuku West

The Odakyu Sightseeing Service Center, Shinjuku West is located right outside the West Exit ticket gate at Odakyu Shinjuku Station and has a baggage storage counter. They will hold suitcases, gifts and other baggage for the day. They will even hold large pieces of baggage that don’t fit in lockers! Charging 800 yen per item, this service also allows you to take things out of and put things into your baggage as many times as you want during the day. The center also provides same-day courier service in the Kanto area, including hotels and airports.




See the following PDF for further details:
http://www.odakyu-travel.co.jp/eng/tokyo/images_new/baggage.pdf

Note: JR and subway riders should proceed upward from underground to reach the first floor location.

We hope you enjoyed this review of little-known spots with lockers and baggage storage services at Shinjuku Station — West Exit Edition! The next time you visit Shinjuku Station, check them out for convenient baggage storage.

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