How to get to Yokahama cruise terminal from Tokyo (Shinjuku)

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#21
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Originally posted by Tara Jane
At Yokohama port on arrival there was a desk where you could send your luggage direct to your hotel. I am guessing it could be same day as not a long distance and you will be leaving the ship early. We used this service to send our luggage to Okayama hotel and went with hand lugage only up to Hakone area for a few days.
The cost was about $15 aud per suitcase and worth every cent. This service is very widely used throughout Japan by the locals and is very reliable. Either send luggage from your hotel front desk or any 7-11, family mart, lawsons store. Very little storage space for luggage on the shinkansen also. My daughter spent a year in Japan as an exchange student and when on school camp the kids sent their dirty washing home to mum using this service. You will see the vans driving all around Japan with a black cat motif on them.
Hi Tara Kane
Thanks for the info. Yes I know about the suitcase courier service but it's a Sunday so not sue if it will be open. I know other sites around Yokohama also offer this service but it's the difficulty of finding them.
I am interested in sharing a taxi eith others to tokyo if possible.
Kathleen
#22
Melbourne Australia
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If a ships coming in then they will be there. If by some fluke they arent then just head to the closest convenience store, you will pass quite a few between the ship and the station anyway.
#23
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Every convenience store and every major hotel in Japan offer luggage forwarding services.
They are all open 24/7.
#24
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Originally posted by BruceMuzz
Every convenience store and every major hotel in Japan offer luggage forwarding services.

They are all open 24/7.



Can you a luggage forwarding service to send a bag from a hotel in Tokyo to the cruise port/ship in Yokohama?


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Originally posted by Poconolady
Can you a luggage forwarding service to send a bag from a hotel in Tokyo to the cruise port/ship in Yokohama?


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We were not able to, they had to have someone to sign for it.

Depending on when you send it you should be able to send it to Yokohama Station though, they have an office there that does luggage storage. We were going to do that but had issues at Narita with getting them to understand that was what we wanted to do, so ended up just storing our cruise stuff at an HIS office in Shinjuku (500Y per piece per day) for the week we traveled around Japan and picked it up when we got back to Tokyo.

We traveled from Shinjuku to Yokohama with 2 sling bags, 2 backpacks, 2 carry-on sized suitcases, and 2 max size suitcases. We used a cab from the hotel to the subway station and then took a direct train from there to the station a couple blocks from Yokohama with no problems. From there we actually walked with our luggage. The only difficulty was right at the end where you have a slight incline up to the entrance to the port. But you could also take a cab from the station to the port entrance.

The trick is to know where you are and if there is a direct route. Even if the direct route is only to Yokohama Station you can switch there or take a cab from there. Although cost for cab from Yokohama Station to port would be about 2,800Y.
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Originally posted by DarkJedi
We were not able to, they had to have someone to sign for it.



Depending on when you send it you should be able to send it to Yokohama Station though, they have an office there that does luggage storage. We were going to do that but had issues at Narita with getting them to understand that was what we wanted to do, so ended up just storing our cruise stuff at an HIS office in Shinjuku (500Y per piece per day) for the week we traveled around Japan and picked it up when we got back to Tokyo.



We traveled from Shinjuku to Yokohama with 2 sling bags, 2 backpacks, 2 carry-on sized suitcases, and 2 max size suitcases. We used a cab from the hotel to the subway station and then took a direct train from there to the station a couple blocks from Yokohama with no problems. From there we actually walked with our luggage. The only difficulty was right at the end where you have a slight incline up to the entrance to the port. But you could also take a cab from the station to the port entrance.



The trick is to know where you are and if there is a direct route. Even if the direct route is only to Yokohama Station you can switch there or take a cab from there. Although cost for cab from Yokohama Station to port would be about 2,800Y.


Did you have any problems with storing luggage on the train, what day and time did you travel?


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Originally posted by Poconolady
Did you have any problems with storing luggage on the train, what day and time did you travel?


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I don´t think this has been answered...

Most trains from Tokyo (Shinjuku, Tokyo Station etc.) to Yokohama are "subway style" trains. Meaning seating is along the sides of the train. So you just hold your luggage in front of you... or you go to the areas where the cars are connected where you have more room.

Some trains feature rows of two seats... so the connecting area is also a good idea.

I stayed with the luggage in that area and DW found a seat nearby - no problem for the time.

For pure comfort we took a taxi from Yokohama station to the port. Not expensive in IMHO worth the money.
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Originally posted by Poconolady
Did you have any problems with storing luggage on the train, what day and time did you travel?
We did this on May 6 so a Sunday. Probably around 10am. There is a small overhead rack area where we put small items, this is almost completely unused by most people, then we just kept the large cases in front of us.

This was also how we traveled on the NEX from Narita Airport to Shinjuku Station on Saturday April 28 in the afternoon. Train was packed for that but still plenty of room, and plenty of room for luggage.
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