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All you need is your child’s smile,
not those ugly trolley bags.

Say goodbye to trolley bags, save time and money, and reduce your carbon footprint on your next trip to Japan.

How? Rent clothes at your destination.

In one survey we carried out, 90% of international travelers expressed frustration about baggage, whether it be packing, carrying bags in transit, or washing and putting away clothes when they get home.

Handling baggage is even harder when you have a stroller in tow. Many parents give up on international travel altogether.The number of international trips by families with babies and small children fell to 27% below the average in Japan in 2019.

A JTB Corporation survey found that people’s No.1 hassle when preparing to travel abroad was “Packing” at 22%

The No.1 hassle after returning home was "washing and putting away clothes" at 48%

Carrying heavy trolley bags is hard work. Even more so in rural Japan with its many stairs and hills.

Checked baggage can get lost. The global cost of lost baggage in 2019 was USD2.5 billion. (Source: SITA)

Coin-operated lockers in tourist areas fill up fast

Renting clothing in Japan frees your family from all these frustrations. Bring just what your baby needs.

Forget about holding heavy trolley bags. Hold your child’s hand instead.

Why not travel to Japan without trolley bags.

Join the travel revolution!

SPECIAL OFFERS,
ONLY NOW!​

FREE concierge
FREE Donuts

Join our email list and get SPECIAL OFFERS for your trip to Japan.

​The first 100 travelers to register and order the clothing rental service will get a FREE concierge. Only 30 remain to reach 100 registrants.

We invite you to join our Donuts Donation campaign by signing up for our email list. The email registers will receive a Mister Donut gift ticket, which you can use during your visit to Japan. After that, we will donate the same amount as the gift ticket to Japan Braille Library.​

If you register your email, we will send you coupons and other discount information, as well as travel information and additional helpful information for your trip to Japan. By registering your email, you agree to the above.

Our Services

Ninja Kotan offers clothing rental and a pre-travel concierge service

Clothing rental

All clothes are selected by our stylists and are from the US outdoor brand Patagonia.

Pre-Travel Concierge

We create your itinerary before you travel.

Easy to use!

1: Reserve easily online

Tell us your accommodation address, check-in and check-out dates, number of guests, gender, and clothing size.

Your clothes will be selected by our stylists. All clothes are from the US outdoor brand Patagonia.

We deliver your rental clothes to your accommodation the day before you arrive and send you an email letting you know that they are waiting for you.

2: Go on your trip

Set out without any baggage.

3: Pick up at your accommodation

Pick up your rental clothing at your accommodation.

4: Have an amazing trip!

Travel light without baggage.

5: Return to your accommodation

At the end of your trip, simply return the rental clothing to your accommodation at check-out.

Simply hand in the clothes along with the provided delivery slip at the front desk. No washing or cleaning required!

Guarantee

Satisfaction Guarantee

Get a 100% refund if you are not satisfied.

Secure Checkout 

Payment from the world's most popular & secure payment methods

Weather-appropriate clothing

We select clothes for your trip with reference to the latest weather forecast.

On-time delivery

We deliver 1 day before you check-in.

Detailed Service Descriptions and FAQs

Press the button for a detailed description of services and FAQs.

Rental service

Save time and money

Renting clothes locally lets you save time packing and means you don’t have to carry baggage with you on your trip. It also saves you time washing and putting away clothes after you get home.We calculate that our two services combined will save you a total 26 hours of work: our itinerary service will save you an estimated 21 hours a week spent on planning and research, and our clothing rental service will save you 1-2 hours packing, 2 hours tending to baggage during your trip, and 2 hours washing and putting away clothes when you get home.That 26 hours equal to a monetary value of USD702 (based on the OECD average annual income of USD51,607).

Time is money

Reduce your carbon footprint while traveling lighter

CO2 emissions

Source: International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO; European Chemical Transport Association, ECTA; Ministry of the Environment, Japan

By not checking baggage, you can reduce your CO2 emissions by 74.5 kg for each leg of your trip to Japan. That’s 21 times the C02 emissions saved by using solar panels for one day, and 57 times the daily emissions saved by using an electric car. ​

By not bringing 20 kg of checked baggage, you can reduce your trip’s total CO2 emissions by about 149 kg (average based on one round-trip between Tokyo and 19 major countries). That’s 186 times the annual reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from planting a single tree.

​This 149 kg reduction in CO2 emissions vastly exceeds the impact of, for example, producing zero food waste or avoiding plastic bags for a whole year. ​

Protect wildlife with a new style of travel

Every year, more and more species come under threat from climate change. According to the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources), the number of endangered species where climate change is a contributing factor passed 4,000 in 2020.

Here are just a few of the 4,000 animal species affected by climate change.

POLAR BEAR

SNOW LEOPARD

GIANT PANDA

TIGER

GREEN SEA TURTLE

AFRICAN ELEPHANT

Support us in making travel accessible to all

​By eliminating the need for heavy suitcases and baggage, we want to make travel easier for everyone, including the elderly, the disabled, and families with young children.

​The number of travelers in Japan aged 70 and up is falling sharply: in 2019, the average number of domestic trips made by this demographic fell by 34% and international trips by 72%. Overseas family travel with infants and toddlers fell by 27%. This is despite the fact that a survey conducted by Sony Life in September 2021 found that travel ranked No.1 (44.6%) as the preferred pastime of adults aged 50-79. ​

These trends look set to continue worldwide. We need an easier way to travel that caters to the growing elderly population while significantly reducing our carbon footprint.

Source: Wheelchair Travel, Tourism Academy, JTB

Comparison to similar services

Japan already has a service called Japan Hands-free Travel which transports travelers' baggage from the airport to their accommodations after they arrive in the country. This service spares travelers the hard work of carrying their baggage.​

However, this service is limited to accommodations located in a same-day delivery zone. And travelers still have to check their baggage on board, hiking up CO2 emissions.​

And it’s not a clothing rental service, so you still have to pack before departure and wash and put away your clothes when you get home. ​

Despite these disadvantages, the Japan Tourism Agency estimates that around 480,000 people use this service. We hope that many of these travelers will switch to our service to enjoy its many benefits.

Price comparison with other rental services

The average rental price for ski wear in Japan is USD33 per day, or USD1,201 if you rent 6 pieces per day for 6 days.

Typical mountaineering wears rental costs USD545 for six pieces per day for six days.

If you compare our price with other rental clothing services, you will understand the affordability of our worth, including the concierge fee and Furoshiki (wrapping clothes).

Our rental price is including the concierge fee and Furoshiki (wrapping clothes).

3 public authorities highly valued our company

Since we established our company, our business plan has been highly evaluated, and we have received subsidies from two public institutions – the Japanese government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. In addition, Shinjuku Ward approved using shared offices.

It is extremely rare for a business to be simultaneously assessed and recognized by three major public institutions.

Now you know about us. The next step is to use us.

Ninja Kotan makes travel easier. You can save time and money, reduce your carbon footprint, and support our mission to make travel more accessible to everyone. 

Why not try a new way of traveling?

Planning a trip is one of the biggest stresses in life

​According to a Hotels.com survey, 42% of millennial travelers identified “travel planning” as one of their biggest stresses. ​

More than one in eight travelers surveyed spend 15 hours or more researching travel plans. 38% would be willing to pay a friend or travel agent up to USD134 to research them, and 40% would pay more for the trip overall to avoid having to plan it.

Get a free concierge for your trip to Japan.Limited-time offer!

​We are looking for sign-ups for our clothing rental and concierge services.​

The first 100 travelers to register and order the clothing rental service will get a FREE tailor-made itinerary. Only 30 remain to reach 100 registrants.​

Be sure to tell your friends about this amazing offer!

Join the travel revolution!

SPECIAL OFFERS,
ONLY NOW!​

FREE concierge
FREE Donuts

Join our email list and get SPECIAL OFFERS for your trip to Japan.

​The first 100 travelers to register and order the clothing rental service will get a FREE concierge. Only 30 remain to reach 100 registrants.

We invite you to join our Donuts Donation campaign by signing up for our email list. The email registers will receive a Mister Donut gift ticket, which you can use during your visit to Japan. After that, we will donate the same amount as the gift ticket to Japan Braille Library.​

If you register your email, we will send you coupons and other discount information, as well as travel information and additional helpful information for your trip to Japan. By registering your email, you agree to the above.

Get to Know Us

Our Purpose is to create a society where everyone can travel freely and happily. We want to bridge the travel divide and create a society where travel is accessible to everyone.​

With this in mind, we’ve compiled a lot of information that may be useful for travelers. For example, we’ve created food lists with English and traditional Chinese translations, along with photos and fish seasons by region. We’ve also prepared information on local and express trains, rankings of wheelchair- and stroller-accessible accommodations and restaurants, vegan restaurant rankings, and much more. 

​We hope you’ll find this information useful on your trip to Japan!

Contact Us

EDO KAGURA Corporation

1-32-10 Takadanobaba,
Shinjuku-ku,
Tokyo Japan

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