Onomichi City and Yamato Transport Start Verification Tests for “Shimanami Kaido Same-day Hands-Free Delivery Service”
Delivering your luggage to your hotel on the same day
to help you enjoy a hands-free pleasant cycling travel
Yamato Transport Co., Ltd.
7 March, 2019
Onomichi City (Mayor: Yuko Hiratani; hereafter “Onomichi”) and Yamato Holdings subsidiary Yamato Transport Co., Ltd. (President and Chief Executive Officer: Yutaka Nagao; hereafter “Yamato Transport”) announced that they will start verification tests for “Shimanami KaidoSame-day Hands-Free Delivery Service” for tourists, including foreign visitors from March 13, 2019, supporting tourists to further enjoy cycling and sightseeing in Shimanami Kaido.
Since May 2016, Onomichi and Yamato Transport have been collaborating and offering various tourism services, mainly around the Onomichi train station area, including “Luggage storage service” and “Bulk tax free services for shopping arcade.”
Onomichi’s beloved tourist attraction Shimanami Kaido, which connects Onomichi with Imabari City (“Imabari) along the Seto Inland Sea, is vibrant with many tourists from both Japan and abroad as a mecca for world-class cyclists. However, ways for checking and sending luggage to hotels while tourists go sightseeing are limited, and they have expressed their desire to travel without their luggage.
Onomichi and Yamato signed a comprehensive partnership agreement on Feb 28, 2019 and will start verification tests for “Shimanami Kaido Same-day Hands-free Delivery Service” from March 13 onwards. They will continue the partnership, so tourists from both Japan and overseas will be able to experience the comfort of “Hands-free” travel and fully enjoy traveling around the Seto Inland Sea area.
Period of Verification Test
From March 13, 2019 (Wed) to November 30, 2019 (Sat)
For luggage brought in to one of the 9 TA-Q-BIN Centers in the Shimanami Kaido area, same-day delivery is available to the desired hotel or another TA-Q-BIN center within the same area.
*Some items such as refrigerated items, frozen items, or bikes may not be accepted.
[TA-Q-BIN Centers that will offer “Shimanami Kaido Hands-free Delivery Service”]
（1）Onomichi Takasu Center (5571 Shingai, Takasu, Onomichi)
（2）Onomichi Arcade Center (1-4-21 Tsuchido, Onomichi)
（4）Onomichi Minogo Center (78-9 Kawajiri, Minogochominari, Onomichi)
（5）Onomichi Mukaishima Center (6840-10 Mochinokitani, Mukaishimacho, Onomichi)
（6）Onomichi Innoshima Center (3177-1 Tokimori, nakanoshocho, Innoshima, Onomichi)
（7）Onomichi Setoda Center (215-1 Miyaoki, Setodachosawa, Onomichi)
（8）Ochi Center ( 1668-21 Kinoura shinkyoko, Hakatacho, Imabari)
（9）Imabari Chuo Center (4-8-5 Tokiwacho, Imabari)
[Business hours of each TA-Q-BIN Center]
（2）Onomichi Arcade Center 9 am - 5:50 pm
（3）Onomichi Luggage Deposit Office 8:30 am - 5:50 pm
（8）Ochi Center 8 am - 8 pm
TA-Q-BIN Centers other than the above: 8 am - 9 pm
Luggage Drop-off and Pick-Up Times at TA-Q-BIN Centers
（1）Customers who are sending luggage from Onomichi to Imabari
*If you wish to pick up your luggage at your hotel: Please drop off your luggage by the times indicated above so you may pick up your luggage after 5 pm.
（2）Customers who are sending luggage from Imabari to Onomichi
*If you wish to pick up your luggage at your hotel: Please drop off your luggage by the times indicated above so you may pick up your luggage after 7 pm.
*Luggage drop-off and pick-up times above are subjected to change.
Up to 60 cm
Up to 80 cm
Up to 100 cm
Up to 120 cm
Up to 140 cm
Up to 160 cm
Up to 2 kg
Up to 5 kg
Up to 10 kg
Up to 15 kg
Up to 20 kg
Up to 25 kg
Charge (includes tax)
Based on the results from the verification tests being conducted on this occasion, Onomichi and Yamato will push forward their initiatives to support more customers, including the expected increasing number of inbound tourists, to enjoy sightseeing in a more convenient and comfortable manner.