Can i check 'left luggage' without leaving the secure area of Narita airport?
October 20, 2011 1:35 PM Subscribe
Next month, i'm travelling to Vietnam (via Tokyo) to be a grubby and lightly-packed
backpacker for a few weeks, and then i'm flying to Tokyo to be a confident stylish city tourist for a few days before I go home. My initial theory about how to do this is to pack separate bags and put the "stylish city lady" bag in left luggage in the Tokyo Narita airport during my 2.5 hour stopover on the way to vietnam. Is this possible? Or do you have better ideas?
posted by Kololo to travel & transportation around Tokyo, Japan (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Usually, 'left luggage' counters are outside the secure area of the airport. I don't think I can count on having enough time to exit the secure arrivals area, leave my luggage, and go through security to get to my connecting flight. (I'm primarily concerned with my first flight being delayed and making the stopover too short, but also i'm not at all familiar with Narita airport and how big or chaotic or efficient it is.) I can't bring my 'japan clothes' to vietnam and leave them in left luggage or at a hotel there, because i'm flying in and out of two different airports at different ends of the country.
Any suggestions? Those familiar with Narita airport are especially encouraged to reply :)
(Also, yes, if push comes to shove i'll either just lug everything around Vietnam or decide to be kinda grubby in Japan or try and bring clothes that bridge both situations, if possible. But ideally i'd like to leave a small suitcase full of skinny jeans and boots and jackets in the Tokyo airport, waiting for me when i get back there.)