Store your luggage around Tokyo with Bounce
Every year millions of people travel to Tokyo, the capital city of Japan. The city was founded in 1603, although back then it was known as Edo. What was once a small fishing village has experienced an incredible transformation over the years, and is now called Tokyo, which translates to “Eastern Capital.”
Today it’s a bustling metropolis that’s home to over 13 million people and is actually home to the busiest intersection in the world. If you use the Shibuya Station during your vacation you’ll pass right by it; the crossing sees about 2,500 people cross the street each time the light turns red.
Being home to 212 Michelin star restaurants, a robot hotel, plenty of modern facilities as well as a fascinating history, it’s a place that you can visit for weeks and still have more to discover. If Tokyo is your next destination you’re in for a treat, and we’ll introduce you to some of the top sightseeing spots that you should visit while you’re here.
You may be landing at the airport or making your way into the city via Kyoto Station, Tokyo’s major transportation hub. While touring a busy city like this one or rushing from one work meeting to the next, it’s important to consider where you’re going to be leaving your bags. Although it’s worth noting that there are bus and train station lockers, there are more options for baggage storage around the city as well.
Download the Bounce app to easily find luggage storage locations near you, giving you plenty of opportunities to explore the city without your suitcases slowing you down.
Luggage storage in Tokyo
In Tokyo, you’ll have plenty of exciting places to explore and will be moving all over the city. The major train stations, shopping malls and popular tourist attractions can get pretty crowded, making it difficult to carry large luggage.
That’s where we come in. We work with local businesses to offer short-term luggage storage options at multiple locations in the city, so you can have the time of your life on your vacation without having to worry about where to stow your stuff.
Unlike storage lockers, we store items of all sizes, from small bags to oversized luggage. On top of that, we don’t charge more based on the size of your bag. We’re pleased to be both affordable and convenient.
Tokyo city guide
Top things to do in Tokyo
Whether you’ve come to Japan to admire the cherry blossoms, catch a panoramic view from the iconic Tokyo Skytree, or reinvent your wardrobe at the many local shops that line the streets, we’ve got some places we’d recommend you check out.
Museums in Tokyo
History, art, science, food, and so many more themes are explored in the different museums that call Tokyo home. You can spend the entire day exploring the different exhibits which is why it's a great idea to choose where you want to go in advance.
Producing well-known titles like Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and Howl’s Moving Castle, Studio Ghibli is one of the most beloved animation studios to come out of Japan. This museum pays tribute to their work and is a must-see for any fans of these movies.
As you approach the museum you’ll be greeted by a 16 foot tall replica of a robot soldier that’ll look familiar to anyone who has seen Castle in the Sky, and plenty more cherished characters can be found inside the establishment. During your visit watch animated short films exclusive to the museum. We recommend booking your ticket to this fun attraction in advance, they sell out fast.
Ghibli Museum bag policy
The museum asks that guests store their items upon entering and you’ll have the opportunity to leave your belongings in small coin-operated storage lockers inside the building. However, bigger items like a baby stroller or suitcase can’t be stored. Before visiting the museum simply make an online booking using the Bounce luggage storage app. The process is super simple and will save you the hassle of finding a storage spot last minute.
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Home to what is said to be one of the world’s finest collections of modern Japanese art, this museum will definitely be a favorite among those who have a passion for artistry. Tour several different sections where you’ll admire the creativity of some of the nation’s most influential artists. This museum tends to be less busy than some of the others, giving you the space and time to really contemplate the masterpieces before you.
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo bag policy
Although it’s unclear whether bags are allowed inside this Tokyo museum, storing luggage before visiting here is recommended. That way your belongings won’t get in the way and you can easily explore the museum for a few hours.
National Museum of Nature and Science
The National Museum of Nature and Science has been around since the 1870s and is a popular place to go with kids, although the displays can be enjoyed by people of all ages. They’ll get the opportunity to learn something new while seeing some pretty awesome things, like meteorites, dinosaurs, insects, and much more.
National Museum of Nature and Science bag policy
The bag policy for this museum isn’t specified, but if you’re visiting as a family you’re likely to already have your hands full. Why not store luggage or backpacks with us before your visit so you can focus on enjoying the cool exhibits? What travelers love about our services is that we charge the same luggage storage cost, no matter the size of item you need stored.
Before you visit any museums in Tokyo, make sure to check their bag policy. If they don’t allow large bags, book baggage storage with us before you visit.
Shopping in Tokyo
For some people, the incredible shopping experience in Tokyo is one of the most exciting parts of their trip. Whether you’re looking for fashion, electronics, toys, or trinkets, the shopping streets, independent shops and retail centers in the city have plenty to offer.
No matter what you’re looking for, the area of Shinjuku has it all. Reserve a few hours to explore luxury boutiques, department stores, and shopping malls. The Isetan Shinjuku department store is your go-to spot for fashion, and several souvenir stores are situated along the streets as well. To find everything in one place head to Lumine Est, a shopping mall located east of the Shinjuku Station.
If you take a ride to Tokyo Station you’ll find yourself in the business district of Marunouchi. You’ll be greeted by high-rise buildings that are home to all sorts of establishments, including restaurants and, of course, stores. There’s something here for people of all budgets, from mainstream brands to luxury designers, so treat yourself to something new.
For unique and specific items, head to the area of Akihabara. This part of Tokyo is known to have a great market of electronic products, the biggest in Japan, which attracts a particular crowd. It’s also home to unique and inviting stores offering manga, anime and gaming-related items. For all of your electronic needs make your way to Yodobashi-Akiba, and Mandarake should be your first stop for products related to manga, anime and Japanese culture.
If you want to have your bags close by during your shopping spree but don’t want to drag them around to all of the stores, take advantage of our luggage storage service. On the Bounce app, you’ll easily find a convenient location near where you choose to shop. Change your mind about your shopping destination? Unlike some other services, we allow free cancellation of your booking at any point up until your reservation time.
Restaurants in Tokyo
One of the best parts about traveling is discovering new flavors from around the world. With so many award-winning restaurants, Tokyo is a wonderful place to try new dishes.
A good day begins with a good breakfast. To start off your morning right, make your way to Yakumo Saryo. This teahouse has some of the best tea in the city but that’s not all that they offer; make a reservation and stop by first thing in the morning to treat yourself to a delicious Japanese breakfast.
Yuki Motokura, the chef of the restaurant, used to work at a traditional Japanese kitchen before opening this pizza shop. The pizzas you find here aren’t quite like the ones you’d see in Italy but are made with a unique Japanese twist. The texture of the dough resembles grilled mochi rice cakes, and you can be served with a variety of ingredients varying between original and Japanese-inspired flavors.
A visit to Tokyo wouldn’t be complete without trying sake, and Marie Chiba’s EUREKA! is the ultimate destination. This sake bar has an impressive list of sake for you to choose from and also serves small dishes to go with it. If you don’t know what to choose just ask Chiba, who is an experienced sommelier and can recommend some pretty interesting tastes.
If you’re heading to a restaurant straight from the Haneda airport or Narita airport don’t worry about stopping to check into your hotel first. Whether you’re going out for breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks, leave your backpacks behind in a storage facility while you eat. Book a place in minutes on the Bounce app and know your spot is guaranteed.
Use our easily booked luggage storage service as you explore Japan
After you’re done visiting Tokyo, consider exploring more cities nearby. When you’re traveling between airports and hotels remember that we offer convenient luggage storage in Japan and other locations all over the world.