If you need to store your luggage at Yokohama Station or Shin-Yokohama Station, there are plenty of lockers available and also some baggage storage services. In this article we will introduce the facilities at Yokohama Station and show you where to find them. For storage services at Shin-Yokohama Station, please see our article Lockers and Baggage Storage at Shin-Yokohama Station.
How to Use Lockers in Yokohama
There are two basic types of locker that you will find at both of Yokohama’s main stations. These are old style key lockers and more modern automatic lockers which are operated with touch screens. With key lockers you first put your baggage in the locker, close the door, pay the required number of 100 yen coins, and then turn the key. Of course you should remember to take your key with you!
Sometimes you can find a change machine near key lockers, but not always, so it is a good idea to have some 100 yen coins ready.
The touch screens on automatic lockers are multilingual with Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean options. Simply choose your language and then follow the instructions on the screen. With most automatic lockers you can pay with cash or a prepaid IC card such as SUICA or PASMO, however there are some lockers that only accept IC cards. Whether you pay with cash or a card, remember to keep your receipt.
Lockers usually come in three sizes: small, medium, and large. These are priced variously according to the locker type and location but prices range between 300 and 700 yen.
Standard Locker Sizes at Yokohama Station
|505 or 567 mm
Here are the main locations for lockers inside Yokohama Station.
There are some key lockers just inside the West Entrance which are priced at 400 yen, 500 yen, and 600 yen.
There are automatic lockers on the Central Passage of Yokohama Station near to Keikyu Central Entrance. These lockers can only be used with an IC card such as SUICA or PASMO and do not take cash. They are priced at 400 yen, 500 yen, and 600 yen.
There is a large locker area behind Lumine shopping mall which is on the south side of the Central Passage. Here you will find both key lockers and automatic lockers. Of the automatic lockers some only accept IC cards, but others accept both cards and cash. There is also a change machine for the key lockers.
There is a large bank of key lockers in the North South Passage on the B2 level. To reach them from the Central Passage, go down the escalators which are directly opposite the Tourist Information Center. These lockers are priced at 300 yen and 500 yen.
Lockers can also be found outside the gates of the following private lines at Yokohama Station.
The Tokyu & Minato Mirai Lines
There are a small number of key lockers outside the Main Gates for the Tokyu and Minato Mirai lines. Most of these lockers are priced at 400 yen, but there is one medium sized locker priced at 500 yen, and one large priced at 600 yen.
There are a small number of key lockers by the South Gates for the Tokyu and Minato Mirai lines. These are priced at 300 yen and 500 yen.
The Sotetsu Line
There is a locker room outside the 1st floor gates of the Sotetsu Line.
These are automatic lockers priced at 300 yen, 500 yen, and 600 yen and they accept both IC cards and coins. If these are full you can find many more lockers inside the ticket gates.
There are also some 300 yen automatic lockers outside the 2nd floor gates.
YCAT Bus Terminal
YCAT is an airport limousine bus terminal in the Sky Building which is a 5 minute walk from the East Exit of Yokohama Station. Inside YCAT you can find automatic lockers priced at 400 yen, 500 yen, and 600 yen. These take both cash and IC cards and are located in the main lobby and also in the waiting rooms.
Baggage Storage Services
Yamato Transport operate a luggage storage service in the East Exit Bus Terminal at Yokohama Station. You can find this terminal on the 1st floor of the Sogo Department Store. The office is open from 9.00 till 21.00 and the charge for one day’s storage is 500 yen for each item. Yamato Transport will also deliver your luggage directly to your hotel, but prices will vary according to the weight and size of your luggage. See the official Yamato Transport website for details.
There is also a baggage storage counter in Lobby 2 of the YCAT limousine bus terminal. The charge for one day’s storage here is 720 yen for each item. The counter is open from 1.00 am until 4.30 am the following day.
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.