Tokyo Station cloak storage for bikes

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When I went to Tokyo to attend a meeting, I needed to leave my bike somewhere near the station so that I could pick it up for further journey later on the day.  In non-metropolitan areas it is easy to find bike parking areas, but in central Tokyo it is not the case as you see Churin Kinshi 駐輪禁止 signs everywhere saying it is banned to park bicycles. If you ignore the sign, more often than not your bike will be taken away, and you would have to go through complicated procedures plus a fine to get your bike back.

 

Of course there are various bike parking lots, both public and private near the station.  Some are free and others charge fees.

This time I was carrying my bike in a bike bag as I arrived at Tokyo station by Shinkansen and was going to take the bike for another Shinkansen journey later in the evening after attending a meeting and some shopping.  It made sense to simply leave the bike in the bike bag to be stored safe somewhere within the station.  There are many coin lockers in the station, but obviously they are too small to store a bike even if I dismantled….  After some research and enquiries I found a solution.

In Tokyo Station there are two cloak service options where you can leave your bike.  One is within the JR ticket gates (ie you need to have JR train tickets to use this facility), the other is outside the ticket gate so anyone can use this service.  I use the former as this one is nearer the JR platforms I used.  It costed 600 yen for a day and I managed to strap my helmet and a bag of cycling clothes I did not need to the bike within the bike bag.  You can also use one of many coin lockers that are located throughout the station.

B1 Gransta Cloak Service (Inside the JR tickets gates)

Business Hours : 8:30 – 21:00 (Daily)

TEL:03-5288-5911

Services available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese

The following services are available:

Same-day baggage storage

Fee: 600 yen/per piece per day

*Same-day storage (ends at 20:30)
*Each item must have a total length + width + height of less than 250 cm (Maximum length: 2 m)
*Maximum weight per piece: 30 kg (66 lbs.)
*Items judged unsuitable by an attendant will not be accepted.

1F JR Travel Service Centre (outside the JR ticket gates)

Business Hours: 7:30am – 20:30pm (Daily)

TEL: 03-3231-0804

Services available in: English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese

The following services are available:

Same-day baggage storage

Fee: 600 yen/per piece per day

*Same-day storage (ends at 20:30)
*Each item must have a total length + width + height of less than 250 cm (Maximum length: 2 m)
*Maximum weight per piece: 30 kg (66 lbs.)
*Items judged unsuitable by an attendant will not be accepted.

The following services are also available:

  • Porter service
    Reservation phone: 03-5221-8123

    *From this facility, the porter will carry your luggage (paid service) to the JR East Shinkansen platform, “Narita Express” Limited Express platform, some areas of the Tokaido Shinkansen, or a Hato Bus stop

  • Business Hours
    7:30am – 20:30 (Daily)

    TEL:03-5221-8123

Rail Go Service (Outside the ticket gates)

Multi-day baggage storage service

Fee: 420 yen/per piece (per night)

*Beginning on day six, 840 yen/per piece (per night)

Business Hours: 7:30am – 20:30 (Daily)

TEL: 03-3231-0804

Services available in: English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese

There is information for coin lockers within Tokyo station as follows.

These lockers are located in various places within the station building.

Coin lockers

Coin Locker

Inside the ticket gates

Fee:
Locker Size : H550×W340×D570(㎜)
400 yen/ per day (until last train)

Locker Size : 840×W340×D570(㎜)
500 yen/ per day (until last train)

Locker Size : H1030×W340×D570(㎜)
600 yen/ per day (until last train)

Hours:
From first train of the day until the last train of the day

*Baggage stored for no more than three days

 You can find further information and the floor plan of the station in

 Tokyo Station Information in English

 

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