ecbo cloak will save your life when you can’t find an available coin locker!
Using coin lockers in Japan may already be out of date. There is a service where you can store luggage in a vacant space of a cafe or shop. The name is "ecbo cloak". Let us introduce the detail of the service!
No coin locker is available! Now, what should you do?
When sightseeing in Japan, you’d want to travel light without a carrier bag, wouldn’t you? Having said that, many coin lockers in Japan are too small for big baggage, or not available in the first place. Now, what should you do? "Wait until one locker is available" "Look for a secret coin locker spot"... In the meantime, the sun will set!
In such a case, make use of "ecbo cloak"!
"One of ecbo cloak member stores. "TSUTAYA BOOK APARTMENT" in Shinjuku http://tsutaya.jp/tba/
"ecbo cloak" is a service that enables you to leave baggage in a vacant space of facilities such as cafes, taverns, nail salons, hair salons, guesthouses, co-working spaces, live music clubs, and jinja (shinto shrines) at the same rate as standard coin lockers. The system is simple. Just enter user registration and reservation information on the website, then visit the facility. The payment is done via credit card at the time of reservation, so it is easy-peasy.
It is also easy to find where to check your baggage!
Since the checking place is marked on the map with mapping function, you can find the checking place near current location at a glance. The website posts detailed information page for each place, including not only basic information such as business hours but also users’ reviews, so it can be used safely.
The search method is also simple, just enter the area / check-in and -out date / time / number of luggage. There are approximately 1000 check-in places nationwide, mainly in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Hokkaido, Okinawa. The number of places is increasing every day, and it is scheduled to be expanded to 10,000 nationwide by March 2019.
The same rate as coin locker!
As for the rate, which might be your concern, it is the same as a standard coin locker.
Luggage (bag size) with maximum side less than 45 cm, costs 300 yen a day (tax included).
In case of maximum side of the luggage is 45 cm or more (suitcase size), it costs 600 yen / day (tax included).
Since payment is made by credit card, you won’t have to worry about having small change ready.
It’s safe because pictures are taken!
Even if the location is highly-rated, you can’t tell if it’s actually 100% reliable...right? For this service, the staff who is entrusted with the baggage is required to take a picture of the baggage and send it with a mail of evidence to the customer. Also, in an unlikely event, the largest insurance company in Japan will cover the damage. With such arrangement, you will be able to enjoy sightseeing safely.
Registration is free, of course!
You can sign up for "ecbo cloak" for free from HP. You can also sign up via Facebook account. This service will definitely free your travel from hassle. Hassle-free travel will increase your chances for new experiences, too! Let's make your stay in Japan more comfortable with ecbo cloak!