Japan Subway Systems: Nagoya Subway
Nagoya Subway 名古屋の地下鉄
Nagoya's subway system dates from 1958 and there are six lines: the Higashiyama Line (yellow), Meijo Line (purple), Meiko Line (two purple parallel lines), Tsurumai Line (blue), Sakura-dori Line (red) and Kamiida Line (pink). These lines intersect with other urban rail networks including Meitetsu Railways, JR, Kintetsu Railways and the Linimo maglev train.
The main intersecting stations are Nagoya Station, Kanayama Station, Imaike, Gokiso, Aratama-bashi, Motoyama, Yagoto and Sakae Station. Prices start from 200 yen with a maximum fare of 320 yen and it is possible to buy one-day passes for the subway system and for the subway and bus networks combined.
There are high speed Meitetsu express trains to Chubu International Airport from Nagoya Station (30 mins), Kanayama Station (25 mins) and Jingu-mae.
Nagoya's loop line is the Meijo Line which connects the major stations of Kanayama, Kamimaezu, Motoyama & Yagoto. Fujigaoka is the connecting station for the Linimo and Heian-dori Station connects with the Kamida Line and onwards to Inuyama. Kaneyama, Chikusa and Ozone connect with the JR Chuo Line.
From Horita Station on the Meijo Line it is a short walk to Meitetsu Horita Station on the Meitetsu Nagoya Line with links to Gifu and Toyohashi. From Kami Otai on the Tsurumai Line there are connections to Inuyama and from Araike there are trains on the Meitetsu Toyota Line to Nisshin and Toyota City.
A short walk through Atsuta Jingu from Jingu Nishi on the Meijo Line brings you to Jingu-mae Station on the Meitetsu Tokoname Line with connections to Rinku Tokoname and a change of trains to the Meitetsu Airport Line to Chubu International Airport.
Nagoya Subway Passes
There are one-day passes available for the subway (740 yen) and for the subway and buses (850 yen). The Yurika pre-paid card (available in 1000, 2200, 3300 and 5600 yen cards) was valid for subway, buses, local Meitetsu trains and buses, the Aonami Line and the Linimo. This card has been phased out and replaced by the rechargeable Manaca IC card. The Manaca IC Card is valid for the Nagoya subway, local buses, local Meitetsu trains and buses, the Aonami Line and from April 2012 local JR Tokai trains. The Manaca can also be used for shopping in selected convenience stores and other outlets. Collect points on your Manaca to become eligible for a variety of gifts or to use them to recharge your card.
The Do-nichi Eco Kippu is a pre-paid card for 600 yen available on Saturdays and Sundays which gives unlimited travel for the day on subways and buses and reductions on admission to Nagoya's Science Museum, Higashiyama Zoo and Nagoya Castle.
Most lines start at around 5am and finish at midnight. At rush hours Nagoya subway trains are crowded and there is a women-only carriage during the hours of 8am-9am on the Higashiyama Line through Sakae, Fushimi to Nagoya Station. The Tsurumai Line which runs west-east from Kani-Otai to Akaike can be especially crowded. Some trains continue on to Toyota city or change at Akaike.
Nagoya Subway Video
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