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thetravellers Jun 18th, 2017 10:15 PM

Himeji Castle - luggage storage
My husband & I will be traveling from Kyoto to Hiroshima on the train & want to stop at the Himeji Castle en-route. Is there a place we could leave our luggage while we see the Castle & do we need reservations to see the castle? We have a carry-on & a backpack each. We'd like to leave the carry-on only.

internetwiz Jun 19th, 2017 05:02 AM

There's definitely luggage storage at the JR station because we left our carryon bags when we were there last year. I can't remember the sizes of the lockers, but based on all the places I've used, there should be a variety of sizes. IIRC, this was a fairly large luggage facility but it was also pretty crowded.

internetwiz Jun 19th, 2017 05:04 AM

I also meant to mention that we used a Goodwill Guide for this very same stopover. Not only was our guide delightful, it made our short time in Himeji a lot more efficient. You can find the links on the JNTO website.

thetravellers Jun 22nd, 2017 10:09 AM

Thanks for your advice. We'll look into Goodwill Guides & definitely stop here.

hawaiiantraveler Jun 22nd, 2017 02:08 PM

what they look like if this is any help to you


kja Jun 22nd, 2017 04:34 PM

Information on the lockers (scroll down):

and on Japan's excellent luggage-forwarding option, called takuhaibin:

And information on Japan's “goodwill guides” – The Japanese National Tourism Organization coordinates free volunteer guides who are knowledgeable and happy to guide you in return for practicing their English – which can be excellent!
You pay any entrance fees and his/her meal if your time with the guide includes one . Do NOT tip these guides, or anyone else in Japan.


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