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New Rules to Require Reservations for Large Suitcases on the Shinkansen From Next May

In preparation for the Summer Olympics, all shinkansen (bullet train) passengers will now be required to reserve storage space for their extra-large luggage starting late May of 2020. Failure to do so will result in a penalty fee. Here's everything you need to know on this new baggage policy, including what exactly counts as "extra-large luggage", how you can make a reservation for the storage space, and how much it will cost.


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