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Hey guys! This is Kim Dao here and welcome back to my channel!
Japan is an amazing place to travel to and tourism has increased rapidly over the last couple of years.
However, Japan is not the easiest place to navigate for a first-time traveler. I always get asked the question:
What should you do when you first arrive in Japan to make your life easier? Well, instead of me
just telling you, why don't I show you so come with me on my most recent trip to Japan!
Hey guys, so I'm on a plane bound for Tokyo! I am flying from Australia,
so it's about a nine and a half hour flight. I landed at Narita Airport in the early morning.
Now, this is what happened to me on my first trip to Japan:
I was super excited as I exited the airport, but then as soon as I did, I did not know what to do!
I didn't have much time on this trip to Japan and I wanted to make the most of it. However, I have this
ridiculously big suitcase to deal with.
Luckily these days, smartphones make things so much easier...
If you have reception.
But hey, luckily nowadays these things are easily accessible to tourists.
So, let me show you guys what you should do to make your trip easier.
Step 1: go to the visitor service center and get yourself a SIM card if you haven't gotten one that works yet.
Fortunately, there are many counters where you can get them from and different players to choose depending on what you need.
You can also get them from vending machines located in the same area.
As you can see there are many different ones from short-term to long-term use some have more data than others as well,
so just pick whichever one suits you the best.
Change your sim card around but make sure not to lose your SIM card you are using for your home country.
I like to leave a pin and SIM card in my phone case.
So, YAY! I have internet connection but...
what do I do with my heavy luggage?
Alright, so I want to explore Tokyo straight away, but I don't want to deal with my luggage.
There is actually a service you can sign up for where your luggage can be sent straight to your hotel.
I want to go into Tokyo straight away because I want to make the most of my trip. So this is perfect!
Japan is known for its excellent customer care. So, I know that my luggage will be in good hands.
You can actually book this service in advance before you even arrive to Japan,
but because I didn't, I'm going to quickly reserve now on the spot.
Now, because I'm sending off my luggage quite early in the morning,
I'm able to receive my belongings on the evening on the same day. Luggage delivery time is different,
so you will get a chance to receive your luggage on the same day if you send before 10:00 a.m,
and if you are sending within the Kanto region.
So, make sure you check that out first.
If you can't receive your luggage on the same day, make sure you take out your important belongings that you need first.
Now all I have to do now is walk to the baggage delivery counter, show them the QR code
that I received when I confirmed my reservation and then they would take my luggage off my hands for me.
I also want to mention that they do have support in different languages as well. So if you don't speak Japanese, that is okay.
So here I am–
just checking in my luggage by using the QR code.
If your phone is not working
for some reason, just make sure that you have your reservation number handy and you can use that to check-in your bags as well.
Now that I have finally gotten rid of my luggage that I was struggling with I can finally explore Tokyo stress-free! Let's go!
But wait, how do you get to Tokyo from the airport?
I'm going to show you guys! So, there are a few different ways. You can take the bus, the taxi, or the train.
First, I am going to be talking about the bus.
So there are a lot of different buses that you can take just outside the airport.
They have buses for almost every single region inside Tokyo. So it's very convenient.
This is one bus I recommend taking if you are on a budget,
it's only a thousand yen and it stops at Tokyo or Ginza station.
But if Tokyo or Ginza station is not convenient for you, there are many other buses
you can take using the airport limousine buses. As you can see there are many different stops
you can go straight to the counter and ask for help if you don't know which bus to take.
Once you have your ticket,
you can board the bus according to the platform that it should say on your ticket and then just relax and enjoy your ride to Tokyo
the next option that you can do is take the taxi, but I'm going to warn you guys, it's going to be expensive.
So, unless if you have a very good reason to take the taxi, then I don't really recommend it.
The last option is the train. So, you can go straight onto the
platform, go purchase a ticket at the ticketing machines, and then you can board the trains.
I find that trains are the quickest and most efficient way to get into Tokyo,
depending on what train you take. From Narita Airport, you can get to the middle of Tokyo in 30 minutes.
I decided to go to Shibuya. So I took the Narita Express straight to Shibuya station, and now I can just explore stress-free!
After a long day of exploring Tokyo,
I head to Shinjuku to check into my hotel and also pick up my luggage, which has already been delivered.
It was very quick and easy– just show the hotel your reservation forms, and you will be reunited with your belongings!
So, now that I have my luggage and I'm very tired from exploring the whole entire day,
I am just going to relax and sleep well for the night, and then continue exploring Tokyo the next day.
After a couple of days of exploring Tokyo, I am now checking out of my hotel and I'm going to head to Osaka.
But the thing is I don't want to take my luggage with me once again.
So this time, I have already reserved the luggage service in advance
and I'm just going to show my QR code to the hotel.
They are going to give me a reservation form and they are going to actually send my suitcase to my Osaka hotel.
So, unfortunately, I won't be able to receive my luggage on the same day
I arrived in Osaka, as I sent it off a bit late.
So, I packed away everything I need for the night in my backpack. As the backpack isn't as heavy as a suitcase,
I'm able to explore Shinjuku a little bit before I head to Tokyo Station to take the bullet train to Osaka.
So, I'm on a train bound for Osaka! The great thing is because I'm traveling luggage-free,
I can go explore Osaka straight away before checking into my hotel.
I head to Namba and Dotonbori to walk around and enjoy some street food!
The next day, I head to the hotel lobby in my hotel, give the forms to staff, and I am reunited with my luggage.
This really made my trip stress-free and I was able to enjoy my trip a lot more!
That is the end of this video!
Thank you so much guys for watching and I really hope that it was helpful for you to plan your trip to Japan!
If you have any other questions,
which I did not mention in the video then please let me know in the comment box down below and I try my best to
get back to you. Check out the links in the description box down below for more information about your luggage service
Seriously guys,
they saved me so much time, and I was stress-free. I was able to travel, walk around, and not worry about
carrying my heavy suitcases with me.
So, if you have a limited time in Japan
I highly recommend that.
Especially because I was traveling in Summer–
Walking around in the heat whilst carrying a heavy suitcase is not fun. Please thumbs up this video if you enjoyed it and found it helpful
and also subscribe to my channel if you have not done so yet. I have a lot more Japan travel videos coming up in the
next couple of months! Follow me on all my social media, which I will link down below as well.
Thank you so much once again guys for watching!
I really hope you guys enjoy your trip to Japan and I will see you guys in the next video. Bye guys!
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