Lugging luggage in Tokyo
September 15, 2010 11:37 AM Subscribe
Tokyo trains: how inconvenient is it to lug luggage on the train/subway system?
posted by Maximian to Travel & Transportation around Tokyo, Japan (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My wife and I will be traveling in Japan next week. We're landing in Narita in mid-afternoon and going into Tokyo. I've never been there before. I've read that it can be "really inconvenient" to take suitcases on the subway. Is that true? We have one small-sized suitcase (under the overhead-bin size limit, if that helps) and one slightly larger. I'm actually more worried about inconveniencing others than ourselves, e.g. taking up too much space or bumping into people all the time. I can hold the small suitcase on my lap, but the bigger one probably has to be on the floor.
I've read that there are luggage delivery services, but I don't think that will work for us since they deliver the next day and we're going to a different town the following day anyway. Some people recommend taking the "Limousine Bus" from Narita instead of the trains, but for various reasons we would prefer the train.
Advice? Especially if you've done something similar in the past! Thanks.