Your Lost Property will Return maybe|Warning and Advisory


Japan is very safe and well-educated. As the Japanese are descendants of samurai and ninja, they are strict and disciplined. Therefore, many Japanese people bring lost or lost items to the police box or information center. Even if you lose something in Japan, don’t give up easily.

Attention and Disclaimer

・This information is current as of August 2023.
・Please contact each public transportation(Fujikyu RailwayJR East Kofu) or Yamanashi Tourism Association(Link) for details.
・The information in this article is written voluntarily by a local resident who has lived in Yamanashi for 16 years over. Please forgive us if there are any mistakes in the English expression.

Where does the Lost Property Arrive

If you forget something on the train, it will be delivered to the information desk for that line. You need to tell the station staff the name and number of the line you were on. Then your luggage should be returned later.

If you lost your property at a tourist spot, it should either be left in the place where you most likely lost it, or it should have been delivered to the information center in the facility.

If you forget something in a taxi or bus, it will be protected at the last stop, etc., and the taxi company or bus company will keep it for you.

Mt.Fuji Station(Fujikyuko-Line)|0555-22-7133 (5:15~22:00)

Otsuki Station(JR East)|050-2016-1601(8:00~20:00)

Yamanashi Police|Google Map List of Fujiyoshida KOBAN(Police box)

  • 富士山駅前交番(Mt.Fuji station)|0555-22-6110
  • 河口湖交番(kawaguchiko)|0555-72-0024
  • 上暮地駐在所(Kami-Kure-chi)|0555-22-3049
  • 明見第一駐在所(Akemi-Dai-ichi)|0555-23-3304
  • 明見第二駐在所(Akemi-Dai-Ni)|0555-23-3306
  • 河口駐在所(Kawaguchi)|0555-76-7336
  • 忍野駐在所(Oshino)|0555-84-2052
  • 山中湖駐在所(Yamanaka-Ko-lake)|0555-62-2431
  • 鳴沢駐在所(Narusawa)|0555-85-2110
  • 本栖駐在所(Motosu)|0555-87-2110

You need Proof that it’s Your Property

To get your lost item back from the information desk, you will need to prove that it is yours. Before you travel to Japan, write your name on your luggage and put a sticker that only you know.

At this time, you may need to show your passport or other documents to the information desk. If you have lost your passport, staff will check your face photo or name and return it to you soon.

Why Lost Property Return?

Japan is an island country and Japanese live in a small land area, so if Japanese person do something bad, the person will find out soon. Those who do bad things will soon be exposed and will not be able to live a normal life forever.

For this reason, many Japanese live by helping each other without doing bad things. There is a belief that if you do bad things, bad things will come back to you in the future. It is believed that if you do good things, good things will come to you.

Also, it is very dangerous to steal things from samurai and ninja. If a lost item is found in Japan, the Japanese act to return it to its owner.

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