Himeji Castle - luggage storage

Old Jun 18th, 2017, 11:15 PM
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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.
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Old Jun 19th, 2017, 06:02 AM
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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.
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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.
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Old Jun 22nd, 2017, 11:09 AM
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Thanks for your advice. We'll look into Goodwill Guides & definitely stop here.
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http://tinyurl.com/ybemxheh

what they look like if this is any help to you

Aloha!
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Old Jun 22nd, 2017, 05:34 PM
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Information on the lockers (scroll down):
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2274.html

and on Japan's excellent luggage-forwarding option, called takuhaibin:
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2278.html

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!
http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/arrange/tr...deservice.html
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.

Enjoy!
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