What do you usually do when you arrive in Japan too early for your hotel check-in time? Most people probably want to look around and explore. However, it’s a big hassle walking around when you have big suitcases with you. There’s actually a new online service called “Ecbo Cloak” which lets you find a cafe that can take care of your luggage so you have the time to enjoy yourself without being weighed down by your bags. It’s very easy to use – find a place near your location, book that place and the cafe will keep your luggage until they close!
Managing your luggage can be very tough when you’re traveling. Longer trips require large suitcases as you will be needing many things during your stay. Take the example of traveling via shinkansen (新幹線; bullet train) in which it has been designed with quite limited space for luggage. One suitcase wouldn’t be too much of a problem unless it is really big or the carriage is full, but if you have two or three bags, it can become a real burden.
You’re lucky if you’re going on a short trip as you can consider traveling with a small bag. There are coin locker rooms located at different stations where you can leave your belongings. These lockers are automatic and are a great convenience for travelers. There’s also a baggage delivery service which can take care of your baggage and transport them to the needed destination for more ease.
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If you’d like to spend some time wandering around Tokyo, you can store your baggage through the service of Ecbo Cloak. This was launched on January 18 2017 for the purpose of making life easier for travelers.
There are several cafes and shops taking care of people’s luggage in the area which makes traveling easy. All you have to do is to search for a venue through Ecbo Cloak by going online. Make sure to put the exact date and time you’ll be leaving your luggage. Prices differ depending on the size of the luggage from 300 yen to 600 yen per day.
Some of the popular luggage spaces in Tokyo include Cafe Mamehico Koen-Dori (カフェマメヒコ公園通り), which is four minutes from Shibuya Station (渋谷駅) on the Yamanote Line (山手線), Factory, which is eight minutes from Shibuya Station on the Yamanote Line, and Spincoaster Music Bar, which is five minutes from Yoyogi Station (代々木駅) on the Yamanote Line.
It is said that Ecbo Cloak is planning to expand its services to Kyoto (京都) and Osaka (大阪). It is hoping to register 10,000 venues within 2017. This is also a preparation for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
By using this service, travelers will be able to fully enjoy their day free from their luggage and stress. You can focus on discovering new perspectives, people, cuisine, architecture and more without hassle. If you have an upcoming visit to Japan planned soon, you should take advantage of Ecbo Cloak’s service by registering on their website. Find a place which will happily take care of your luggage while you travel around!
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