The week before
It was one more week until my Tokyo and Hakone trip. Very exciting stuff, but I had a dilemma. The plan was to go from Narita Airport to Tokyo and down to Hakone, touring around on the way. What in the world was I going to do with all my luggage? My first idea was to use the lockers that can be found in stations but that would mean I’d have to come back to collect them each time I change locations. My next thought was to just carry it around but that equalled heavy lifting all day up and down stairs, through busy streets and in and out of stores. Really I just wished my suitcase could grow some legs and follow me all day, but that just seemed a little weird — and not scientifically possible.
However, coincidentally, or non-scientifically, the stars aligned and fate chose me to trial a new luggage service that apparently carried your bags right from the airport all the way to your hotel. Thank you universe!
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Booking my luggage transfer
Getting a quote was very simple. I just scrolled down the website and selected my route, destination and luggage size. It was going to be ¥2,500 for a 25kg bag from Narita to Hakone.
I filled in all the details, confirmed and paid with my credit card. A ping from my phone signaled an email confirmation with a barcode to use once I was at the airport.
The day of
I’d arrived at Narita and was already frustrated with my luggage whilst I looked for the JTB Luggage-Free Travel service desk. Luckily it didn’t take long to find it. I went up to the desk, and put my code into an iPad.
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