I know this is one of those 'search for it' type questions and I have, but due to the specificity and what I've learned from searching, I feel like I need to ask anyway.
My situation is this. I arrive/leave from NRT, I am staying in Koto. There is one time I wish to visit the Takashimaya Station Mall in Chiba. This is obviously very far out of the way of both central Tokyo and NRT.
My solution initially was to arrive at NRT, perhaps forward my luggage to the hotel near Shiomi, go directly to Takashimaya, then to the hotel afterwards. I have since decided it may be best for me on all fronts to make this the end of my trip instead of the beginning.
So I am curious as to what you would do. Let us say I will be traveling with two full-sized checked bags plus a backpack for carry-on. What is the best and most convenient way to ensure my bags will be ready for my flight?
A) Have my luggage forwarded from hotel to NRT (when?)
B) Take luggage early to NRT, store it, then go to Kashiwa/Takashimaya and return to NRT for flight?
C) Take luggage to Kashiwa, store it in lockers, visit Takashimaya, take luggage to NRT?
I was leaning towards C and I have confirmed Kashiwa has lockers, but I'm unsure if they will be large enough (and if large lockers will even be available) and I am not sure about traveling on the train with them.
Any suggestions would be most helpful