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Can I use the lockers for more than 24 hours & will there be an extra charge?

by Shirley
(U.S.)

Gary,

I read your site information on lockers. I will be coming from a business meeting and I will have a suitcase and laptop. If I put them in a locker can I leave them there for more than 24 hours. Say 1.5 days at station 5? Will there be an extra charge? If I leave them in a locker in Shinjuku they might need to be there for 3 days.

I was planning to come either by bus from Shinjuku or from Shinjuku/Tokyo by train/bus. I will think I would be going to station 5 Kawaguchiko.

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Oct 22, 2015
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just the info am looking for
by: Lulu

Hi Gary

A very useful info confirming my hesitation to let my luggage overnight in Shinjuku locker station while I spend my last one night in Kawaguchiko area without having to bring my heavy stuffs/shoppings along :p.

Thanks for sharing (and appreciate your patience to answer questions).

Aug 01, 2013
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¥400 coin lockers @ Gotemba Station
by: Gary Wolff

Thx a lot, Dirk. That's good info to know. Thx for your kind words and for sharing your experience for the benefit of future climbers....

Aug 01, 2013
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Gotemba lockers
by: Dirk M

Thanks for all the great info, Gary! I used this site to prepare for my trek early July, and it was very helpful. It is in that spirit I hope this note will help a little, too.

I had hiked the Subashiri trail, where I took a train to the Gotemba station and then took a bus to fifth station. Since it was mid-week early July, there were a few lockers to choose from in the train station, and I was able to leave the belongings I didn't want to lug along in a ¥400 locker. It is clearly stated the locker cycle time is at midnight. So, even though I closed the locker at around 3:00 pm Wed, and I was back to retrieve my bags around 1:00 pm Thurs (for a total of 22 hours), I had to contribute a second ¥400 in order to open the lock. I didn't try any coins other than the ¥100 ones, so it wasn't clear if ¥50 or ¥10 coins would work. But, it was easy to do - the key will initially turn if the balance on the readout is ¥0, which allows one to lock the door, and upon return, the readout said ¥400 again. When the key is then inserted and rotated, the coin slot allows additional coins to be added, and once it reads ¥0 again, the door opens.

Thanks again!

Jun 24, 2013
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Locker dimensions in the Tokyo train stations
by: Gary Wolff

My word, Shirley. For a minute there, I was beginning to worry that you mistakenly thought I worked for the train company. :-)

Sorry for the long time to reply, but after 2 messages you still haven't said the 2 magic words. :-) I don't mind trying to answer site visitors' questions for free, provided I get the feeling that my time and efforts are being appreciated.

> I would need to put my stuff in the locker when I arrive and take it out Thursday afternoon. Is that possible at station 5?

I don't have a clue.

>how do they know if you left your stuff in a locker for more than 3 days? Does the locker have a timer?

They check the lockers everyday, and if your stuff is not out after 3 days, it's taken to an office where you can claim it & pay the extra charges upon your return.

>Would it be safe to leave a laptop in a locker in Shinjuku?

Not a clue, but Japan is a relatively safe country, so you probably don't need to worry.

>how would I figure out the dimensions of the small, med, large lockers?

Hmm. You started this thread of inquiries stating you "read my site information on lockers." Did you somehow miss the locker dimensions on the same page you posted your original questions?:
http://www.garyjwolff.com/climbing-mt-fuji.html#32


Jun 10, 2013
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followon question
by: Shirley

At station 5 Kawaguchiko I would be coming on a Wednesday mid morning July 31st. I would need to put my stuff in the locker when I arrive and take it out Thursday afternoon. Is that possible at station 5? For Shinjuku, how do they know if you left your stuff in a locker for more than 3 days? Does the locker have a timer? I think I should be able to get back in 2.5 days to Shinjuku. Would it be safe to leave a laptop in a locker in Shinjuku? I reviewed the locker information for Shinjuku, how would I figure out the dimensions of the small, med, large lockers?

Jun 09, 2013
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Yes & Yes.... :-)
by: Gary Wolff

Hi Shirley,

You didn't say when you're climbing Mt. Fuji, but if it's during peak climbing times (just about anytime in August), the chances of finding a locker at the Mt. Fuji 5th Station trailhead would probably be somewhere between slim & none.

I think you're better off leaving your stuff at Shinjuku or Tokyo Stations, where you can use the coin lockers there for up to 3 days (from ¥300/day).

On the following maps, if you mouse over the coin-operated locker symbols, you can see the numbers for various size lockers that are available:
Shinjuku Station: http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/stations/e866.html
Tokyo Station: http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/stations/e1039.html

Best wishes with your climb!

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