Coin lockers are a handy way to store your luggage at almost any major train station in Japan. Some tourist attractions also provide coin locker storage; however, the variety of sizes may be limited.
The cost of coin lockers is based on calendar days (midnight to midnight). Coin lockers usually come in 3 different sizes: small, medium and large. Coin lockers are emptied after 3 days of use, although we suggest you check with the station staff exactly how long you can store your luggage there for before leaving them for more than a day.
To use a coin locker, first find an empty locker. Then, put in your luggage and insert the necessary coins. Lockers usually accept 100 yen coins only. After inserting the coins, shut the door and turn the key. Recently, it has become possible to pay for locker storage using IC Cards such as PASMO and Suica.