Luggage Delivery in Japan: Travel Hassle-Free with Airporter

Airporter: Same-day luggage delivery in Japan

Airporter Luggage Delivery Japan

When I travel, one of the most annoying things is usually the luggage. If it’s a short trip, one carry-on suitcase is enough, it’s not that much of a problem. But having to move large suitcases from one place to another while traveling is not easy, and it consumes time and energy.

I remember my first trip to Japan, where there was much less information online, dragging suitcases to the hotel, having to take a longer route looking for elevators or escalators. Having to get on a train early in the morning at rush hour with large suitcases was also an experience I don’t want to repeat nor recommend to anyone.

One of the things that amazes everyone (including me) when they travel to Japan, is their enormous level of efficiency in services and the great facilities they provide for almost everything. In a good way, Japanese people live quite spoiled. And a few years ago I discovered something that has been my life saver and a must every time I travel and need to take several suitcases to the airport. In Japan there are different domestic luggage delivery services!

The reason I didn’t know this information on my first trip is that most of these services are only in Japanese. Some even require you to make a phone call in Japanese. Fortunately, with the increase in tourism in recent years, English options have also appeared. In today’s article I’m going to introduce you to Airporter, a luggage delivery services company with English option available.

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Airporter is a company created in 2017, with the intention of making the stay in Japan easier for visitors. They offer same-day luggage delivery services in Tokyo, Osaka, Okinawa and Fukuoka for a very reasonable price. You can drop off/pick up your luggage from Japan’s major airports, including Narita and Haneda, to any hotel in the city. Some stations, such as Tokyo Station, are also available for baggage drop-off and pick-up.

Although they accept same day shipping, in order to use Airporter’s services it is required to place an order in advance through their website. They accept major credit cards (VISA, Master, AMEX). However, cash payment are not accept, so make sure to order early!

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Do you have any question or doubts? Airporter is available in English and offer several ways of contact, such as LINE, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, etc.

Also, keep in mind that cancellation is free by 23:00 on the day before the pickup date. But after that, cancellation fee is 100% so be careful in case you need to cancel it and make it on time.

How to Use Airporter

The process is very easy. Simply request a pick-up through their website. You can drop off your luggage at your hotel reception or at the available counters at the different airports, fill out a simple tag and you don’t have to worry about anything else after. Just enjoy sightseeing in the city. Your luggage will arrive safe and sound the same day at the location of your choice.

Not only for sightseeing, as I explained above, boarding a train at rush hour with large suitcases can be a complete nightmare. Sometimes you’ll have to wait several trains before you can get on, running the risk of not making your flight on time.


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Prices vary depending on the size of the luggage and the pick-up/drop-off location, but it is approximately 2,000 yen for a standard piece of luggage. This is a much cheaper price than other companies offering the service in English, and you are not forced to hire more than one service.

And in my opinion, it’s a price worth paying in exchange for being able to visit in comfort without having to worry about your luggage.

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From Barcelona to Tokyo. Coffee & Adventure lover🌏☕️ 

I started to like Japan because of the anime, music and doramas, but after my first trip to the country I found what I love the most: traveling around, the culture and history. I have travelled a lot in Japan, but I still have many places to discover that I want to share with you🙋🏼‍♀️ Let’s discover Japan together!


Also, as a foreigner living in Japan for over 6 years I understand what kind of things are difficult when you move here and I want to help other people in the same situation that I have in the past.