Lockers around Shinjuku Station’s West Exit (2020 Edition)
Sep 08, 2020
With an average of 3.4 million people passing through each day, Shinjuku Station holds the record for being the world's busiest station. In order to accommodate that much daily foot traffic, there are many facilities in the station, including lockers. The flip side is that because there are so many people, these lockers are often full. Keep reading to find out where all of the coin-operated lockers around Shinjuku Station's West Exit are located. Check back soon for articles featuring the East Exit and South/Southeast Exit.
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Spot #1 - West Exit Underground Plaza
Once you're out of the West Exit ticket gates, don't go up the stairs or use the elevator – keep going underground until you reach the Shinjuku West Exit Plaza to find a locker for your belongings. There are small, medium, and large lockers available. This area is a popular place for people to store their belonging because of the number of lockers available. Even during peak hours, there's a chance that one may be free. Even if you have bad luck and none of the lockers are free, this is still the first place to check due to the sheer number.
Spot #2 - Shinjuku Station West Exit Mid-Second Floor Concourse
These lockers are on a level between the first and second floors. Since these lockers are not in plain sight, there are usually empty. There are small, medium, and large lockers available, with plenty of small ones perfect for storing your purse or shopping bags.
To find this location, exit from the Odakyu Line Above Ground West Exit and go straight. When you see stairs, head down the left side. Once you’ve gone down, you will see the lockers on the right.
You may notice that there are not many large lockers at this location. Follow the map below to head to an area with many large lockers.
Although it’s a bit far, there are 304 lockers available!
Spot #3 - Odakyu Sightseeing Service Center Shinjuku West
If you don’t have time to search for a locker, head directly to the Odakyu Sightseeing Service Center! Located near the Odakyu Line Above Ground West Exit, this service center includes a baggage counter that will hold on to your luggage for you. You can leave anything for suitcases to shopping bags here for up to three days. This is an excellent spot to leave any extra-large luggage!
It costs 800 yen per item per day (though the price is currently 500 yen for a limited time), and you can take your luggage in and out of the center as many times as you like throughout the day. You can also request to have your luggage sent to a hotel or airport via same-day delivery service.
*To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the business hours have been reduced. Baggage can be dropped off from 8:00AM-5:30PM and picked up until 6:00PM
*Luggage delivery service is currently suspended.
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If you want to spend time looking around Shinjuku without lugging around your heavy bags, putting your items in a locker for the day is the perfect solution. Check out our article on how to navigate from the west exit to the east exit so you have an idea of where to go once you get out of the station!
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