I'm planning a trip to Japan end of next march. I want to take my yumi (Japanese longbow, around 2.3 meters long) with me, as I have some contacts I'd like to train with.
Now I was wondering how difficult it is to travel with such a long piece of luggage in Japan, specifically on trains (Shinkansen).
I have found this notice here:
Which means (if I'm not mistaken): Width + height + length < 250 cm. And neither one of them larger than 2 m. And under 30 kg (not a problem here).
Which would mean, I cannot take a yumi on a Shinkansen.
What are my options? Just take it with me and explain that it is a yumi (hoping for understanding) or use a shipping service between the places where I stay (or where I want to use it, if storing for a few days is possible)?