Enjoy traveling around Japan in comfort.
Japan’s has an amazing mass transportation system but handling luggage as you travel is not always easy. Luckily there is a solution and that is to send some luggage to your next hotel or ryokan using Takyubin (pronounced Ta-Q-bin).
We recommend that you send your luggage from one major city to another one, like Tokyo to Kyoto and avoid using this service to send it to more remote areas. If you are going from Tokyo to Hakone and then on to Kyoto you can send your luggage to your hotel or ryokan in Kyoto and just take a day bag to Hakone.
During check in tell the front desk staff that you want to send some luggage to your next destination then ask them when you need to send your luggage so it arrives on time at your next hotel or ryokan. They will hand you a form like the one below to fill out. If you do not understand something just ask the front desk staff as they are experts at this service. You will then pay for the service.
1 Hotel’s postal code
2 Recipient’s (hotel guest’s) phone number
3 Accommodation information
Please write the following information:
・Hotel name + “c/o (recipient’s name)”
4 Recipient’s (hotel guest’s) name
Write in the same way as regular waybills.
5 Reservation date
Please write the date of the hotel reservation.
6 Parcel contents
Write details of the parcel contents.
Please circle “宿泊施設.”
8 Scheduled return shipping date
Please write the scheduled date when parcels are to be dropped off at the hotel for the return trip.
Please sign using the same name as the name written for the sender.
Specify the desired delivery date and time zone for the return trip (optional).
10 Desired delivery date
Please enter the desired delivery date (when applicable).
11 Desired delivery time zone
Please circle the desired time zone (when applicable).
Maximum size is the combined length, width and height (A+B+C) is
160cm (about 62 inches) and maximum weight is 25kg (55 lbs)
Present your receipt to the front desk staff at your new hotel or ryokan
to get your luggage. For more information please see:
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It was our first trip to Japan. Working with Jeff was a pleasure. His knowledge of the country and local contacts were very helpful. Choice...
Working with Jeff at Rediscover Tours was a wonderful experience. He helped me plan a 10 day trip of a lifetime to Japan with my mother...
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Years after years we have selected the best specialists about Japan. They have at least lived a minimum of 10 years in the country. They are here to answer all your questions and to make your tour just the way you want it.
Jeff was born in a south suburb of Chicago named South Holland and lived in Japan for 14 years. He now lives in Commerce Township, Michigan with his wife Yoshimi, son Shota, and daughter Mina. He enjoys playing with his kids, volunteering with his daughter’s marching band, cycling and training & teaching Aikido.
Michiyo was born in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido Prefecture though currently lives in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture. Her main passions in life is traveling all around the world and enjoying their cultures.
Noriko was born in Nagoya. During her childhood she moved around Japan following her father’s office transfer. She especially liked her time in Shizuoka, facing Mt Fuji. She now lives in Minoo (in the suburb of Osaka). Noriko graduated from Hiroshima university. She’s been to Malaysia, Thailand and Europe (Germany and Bulgaria). Her hobbies are hiking, reading and surfing.
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