What is "Hands-Free Travel"?

What is "Hands-Free Travel"?

Update: 15 June 2017

Japan is known for a number of great things.You can expect punctual train and bus service. Even if you lose one of your belongings, it will often be returned to you! Also in Japan, there are many unique services which are not available in other countries. For example, their parcel delivery services are considered to be top class. Japanese parcel delivery service companies offer a wide variety of services. They deliver your parcel at the designated date and time as well as offering frozen courier services. These delivery companies are said to never lose parcels. They also offer a "Hands-Free Travel" service to tourists.

What is Hands-Free-Travel service?

What is Hands-Free-Travel service?

This service is recommended the Japanese government Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for tourists to enjoy sightseeing without worrying about luggage. How often has cumbersome luggage disturbed your sightseeing? You can deposit your suitcase and souvenirs at a “Hand-Free Travel” counter in airports, stations and tourist information centers or send them to your hotel from the counter and you can enjoy “Hands-Free” travel.

Where to Find Hands-Free Travel Counters

Where to Find Hands-Free Travel Counters

Some airports, stations, tourist information centers, department stores and hotels have counters operated by agencies such as Yamato Transport Co., Ltd, JAL ABC, Inc. and Sagawa Express Co., Ltd. Your items must not exceed 160 linear cm in combined width, length and depth, the weight should be within 25 kg, and the contents less than 300,000 JPY in value. Both Japanese yen and credit card payments are available at these counters. Some counters even accept foreign currencies for payment.

Try "Hands-Free Travel" now!

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Find a facility with “Hands-Free Travel” logo to use this service. Just fill in the form at the counter with your name, telephone number and the date and time of deposit and expected time to pick your items and leave it there. Then you are ready to enjoy “Hand-Free Travel”. If you use a temporary storage, then please don’t forget to pick up your items at the time and date you wrote. If you ask them to deliver your items to the place you requested on the same day or another day, please be ready to receive them at the place.

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.

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