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Sendai Station Coin Lockers (Fee, Usage time, How to use them)

JR Sendai station is Great access from Tokyo, so you might have experienced going to Sendai for Business or sightseeing.

It will be a concern for you to carry heavy baggage.

In that case, we recommend you to use coin lockers in the station.

JR Sendai station has a lot of coin lockers and some coin lockers accept transportation cards so it is very convenient for you.

You can find the coin lockers easily and may use it conveniently if you know the location of those coin lockers beforehand.

In this article, we introduce the location of each coin locker, sizes and operating time.

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The label and details of the location of each coin lockers in JR Sendai Station

Sendai station has a JR line, Sendal subway, and coin lockers are located in both lines.

Here is the location of each coin lockers at JR Sendai station.

▼JR Sendai station is a three-story building.

Coin locker’s location is marked by a red circle.

Coin lockers are located in 7 places:

  • In front of the taxi stop on the first floor
  • Next to the central ticket gate on the second floor
  • In front of the police box at West Exit on the second floor
  • Inside of the central ticket gate on the second floor
  • Shinkansen central exit on the third floor
  • In front of Gyutan street on the third floor
  • In front of Sushi street on the third floor

We will explain each location.

Coin lockers on the first floor at JR Sendai Station

There is only one place of coin locker on the first floor.

▼ As you can see on the picture, coin lockers arranged along the wall.

Coin lockers in front of the taxi stop on the first floor

Taxi stop is on the west exit on the first floor. Coin lockers are located along the wall.

You have to go outside of the building to use them, so expect that it will be difficult to use when it is windy and hot.

▼There are a variety of coin lockers such as the Suica locker(which accepts only Suica), and Coin lockers which accept only cash.

Sizes, numbers and fee are:

  • 300 yen per small lockers (388 available )
  • 400 yen per medium lockers (93 available)
  • 500 yen large lockers(88 available)
  • 600yen extra-large lockers (35 available)

Pricing system is different from coin lockers.

Coin lockers on the second floor at JR Sendai Station

Second floor is the main gate of Sendai station, and there are three coin locker spots.

▼You won’t get lost if you follow the direction board

Coin lockers next to the central ticket gate on the second floor

This location has the most coin lockers on the second floor

▼You can find the location easily because it is the nearest spot from west exit and next to New days.

▼All the coin lockers are key-less, and accepts transportation cards

Sizes, numbers and fee are:

  • 300 yen per small lockers (196 available )
  • 400 yen per medium lockers (43 available)
  • 600 yen large lockers(8 available)
  • 700 yen large lockers (38 available)
  • 800 yen extra-large lockers (6 available)

Coin lockers in front of the police box at West Exit on the second floor

If you keep heading left from the west exit, you can see the police box.

 Coin lockers spot is located in just right side of the police box

▼Coin lockers in this spot also accept transportation cards

Sizes, numbers and fee are:

  • 300 yen per small lockers (33 available )
  • 400 yen per medium lockers (8 available)
  • 600 yen large lockers(6 available)

Coin lockers inside of the central ticket gate on the second floor

Third spots on the second floor are located after passing the central ticket gate.

It is the only spot inside of the ticket gate out of 7 spots in JR Sendai station.


▼After passing the ticket gate, you can see the ”Shinkansen Central Transfer” board next to the waiting room.

Coin lockers are located along the passageway.

▼ Coin lockers are decorated with illustrations by Ishinomori Shoutarou who was born in Miyagi prefecture.

Coin lockers in this spot accept only cash.

Sizes, numbers and fee are:

  • 300 yen per small lockers (91 available )
  • 400 yen per medium lockers (6 available)
  • 600 yen large lockers(4 available)

Coin lockers on the third floor at JR Sendai Station

There are three coin locker spots on the third floor

Coin lockers of Shinkansen central exit on the third floor

This location has the most number of coin lockers on the third floor

Head towards red arrow direction 

▼You can see the board said “Here is the coin locker”

▼These coin lockers are located in a secluded place. You can find suitable coin lockers here because there are many coin lockers which have a variety of sizes.

These coin lockers accept transportation cards.

Sizes, numbers and fee are:

  • 300 yen per small lockers (119 available )
  • 500 yen per medium lockers (71available)
  • 600 yen medium lockers(22 available)
  • 700 yen per large lockers (52 available )
  • 800 yen per large lockers (8available)
  • 900 yen extra-large lockers(19 available)

Coin lockers in front of Gyutan street on the third floor

Three streets where you can enjoy Sendai food are arranged right next to Shinkansen central exit.

These streets are called ”Zunda Komichi”,” Gyutan street”,” Sushi Street” respectively, coin lockers are located in Gyutan and Sushi street.

▼These coin lockers accept prepaid transportation cards

Sizes, numbers and fee are:

  • 400 yen per small lockers (106 available )
  • 500 yen per medium lockers (19 available)
  • 700 yen large lockers(16 available)

Coin lockers in front of Sushi street on the third floor

If you keep going forward in Gyutan street, you can see Sushi street.

In front of the bathroom, a few coin lockers are located. 

Sizes, numbers and fee are:

  • 400 yen per small lockers (25 available )
  • 500 yen per medium lockers (4 available)
  • 700 yen large lockers(4 available)

Coin lockers at Sendai station of the Sendal Subway

Sendai station of Sendai subway is connected to JR Sendai station.

Coin lockers in the waiting area at east gate 

Head toward east gate at underground of JR Sendai station

▼If you go straight without exiting the gate, you can find the waiting room.

You can rest in the break room and use the vending machine in the waiting room.

▼Coin lockers here only accept cash.

Sizes, numbers and fee are:

  • 400 yen per small lockers (36 available )
  • 500 yen per medium lockers (10 available)
  • 700 yen large lockers(1 available)

Coin lockers in front of the south ticket gate

After you exit the waiting room, please head toward the south ticket gate.

▼You can find coin lockers under the board which said “South 2 exit”

▼Coin lockers here only accept cash.

Coin lockers are also located in front of “South 4~6 exit” near “South 2 exit”

These coin lockers accept prepaid transportation card payment.

Sizes, numbers and fee are:

  • 400 yen per small lockers (52 available )
  • 500 yen per medium lockers (12 available)
  • 700 yen large lockers(8 available)

Coin lockers in front of north ticket gate

If you proceed in the reverse direction from the south ticket gate, you can see the north ticket gate.

▼please follow the red arrow instead of going to the north exit.

▼Coin lockers here accept prepaid transportation card payment.

Sizes, numbers and fee are:

  • 400 yen per small lockers (44 available )
  • 500 yen per medium lockers (12 available)
  • 700 yen large lockers(8 available)

Operation time and the way of payment 

We introduce the operating time and way of payment of coin lockers at Sendai station

Operating time 

Operating time of coin lockers in sendai station is from the first train to the last train(about 5:00. to 0:00.)

You cannot put in/out of your luggage from 0:00 to 4:10 because the station is closed.

You can use the coin lockers in front of taxi stops at the west exit on the first floor all day because it is outside of the station.

Service period

You can use same locker 3days(maximum)

Extra charge for one day will be added after 2 a.m..

After 3day of use, luggage will be taken out by the management company.

Way of payment

There are two types of payment: Cash only or Transportation card is usable

Depending on the location, the way of payment is different.

You have to pay before use.

Here is the kinds of Transportation cards you can use:

  • Suica
  • PASMO
  • ICOCA
  • Kitaca
  • TOICA
  • manaca
  • はやかけん
  • SUGOCA
  • nimoca

The availability of coin lockers 

When we checked the availability of coin lockers during the day time on the national holiday, each location had only 10~20% of coin lockers available.

Suica lockers are easy to find because we can know the availability on the display.

More coin lockers available were left in a secluded place.

On the other hand, coin lockers near the central ticket gate on the second and third floor are soon occupied because of the great access.

If you use a coin locker in a relatively short time (within 6 hours), coin lockers in front of the taxi stop at the west exit on the first floor are more convenient.

How to check the availability of the coin lockers

You can check the availability of coin lockers at JR Sendai station.

▼You can check it with the Suica locker searching machine near the central ticket gate on the second floor at JR Sendai station.

▼The icon is color-coded according to the availability.

  • Green: Most coin lockers are available
  • Yellow: A few coin lockers are available
  • Red: There is no coin lockers available

▼If you touch the icon, you can check exact numbers of coin lockers available

Let’s use the JR-EAST Train Info app. 

You can check the same information with the JR-EAST Train Info app. 

▼First, download the app.

Here is theJR-EAST Train Info app

 If you could not find any coin lockers available, let’s use “ecbo cloak”

▼Select “Sendai station” on the start screen and tap  “Drop by the station” 

▼After that, tap “The availability of coin lockers”

▼Here is the page of “Locker concierge”

Select the floor you want to search from first to third floor.

▼You can see the location info and the availability of each coin locker

▼If you touch the icon, you can check exact numbers of coin lockers available

Data is updated on real time

▼Locker Concierge interface

Select from first to third floor according to the place you want to know 

 If you could not find any coin lockers available in JR Sapporo station, we recommend you to use echo cloak service.

Prices

  • Bag size: 300yen 
  • Suitcase size: 600yen

You can find a location near you by using the app.

Summary

We noticed that coin lockers are not available considering that there are many coin lockers at JR Sendai station.

Many visitors use coin lockers and so especially on weekends most convenient coin lockers are not available.

We recommend you to use the Suica locker searching machine and JR-EAST Train Info not to be tired of searching for a coin locker available.

Let’s leave your luggage in the coin locker and enjoy your trip freely!

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Author of this article

Maria Yamazakiのアバター Maria Yamazaki Translator/Writer

I love traveling!

Coin lockers are very helpful to travel comfortably.

I would be happy if this helps!

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