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Best way from Narita to Shibuya and back with 4 suitcases and 2 people


#1

Hello, my wife and I are planning our honeymoon in Tokyo this spring. We have an awesome Airbnb reserved near Shibuya and taking a cab from Shibuya wouldnt be very expensive. I know most travel advice says “pack light” but thats a bit difficult for us because we are planning on doing a lot of shopping while in Tokyo - my wife is a vintage buyer. We plan on coming with 2 suitcases and leaving with 4 total.
Definitely got sticker shock when looking at the cost of a cab, but not sure what travel options would allow us to take our luggage (it seems not courteous or fun to go on the subway).
What to do?


#2

Hi
Maybe you can try airport limousine bus
http://www.limousinebus.co.jp/en/
they seem to stop in a few hotels in shibuya so maybe you can find the one closest to your airbnb


#3

I’d say the most comfortable and cost effective option:

  1. Take the Narita Express to Shibuya station - every second or third train goes direct to Shibuya station with no changes see the timetable here: http://www.eki-net.com/pc/jreast-shinkansen-reservation/english/wb/common/timetable/e_nex_u/index.html
    The train usually isn’t crowded and has has plenty of room for luggage and generous space on the seats

  2. At Shibuya station, take a taxi to your Airbnb - there’s a taxi stand at the South exit here: https://goo.gl/maps/LqQ4swKpHwm
    Also the New South Exit is a bit quieter, and usually there’s no problem flagging down a taxi any time of day.


#4

Thank you so much for the suggestion!


#5

Agreed. That’s the great thing about Japan, there are different classes of trains. Depending on your finances you can even pay for 1st class and be guaranteed a seat.


#6

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