Kamiiida Line 上飯田線 & Meitetsu Komaki Line 名鉄小牧線
The Kamiiida Line, which is marked pink on subway maps, must be the shortest subway line in Japan, consisting as it does of only one stop before it becomes the 20km-long Meitetsu Komaki Line to Kasugai, Komaki and Inuyama.
The Kamiiida Line first opened in 2003.
Kamiiida Line & Meitetsu Komaki Line Stations
There are two stations on the Kamiiida Line: Heian Dori (K02) at the southern end and Kamiiida (K01) at the northern end. However, from Kamiiida the line continues, but overland and with a different name: the Komaki Line, which goes on northward for another 13 stations, up to Inuyama Station. Following Kamiida Station is Ajima, then, Ajiyoshi, Kasugai, Ushiyama, Manai, Komaki-guchi, Komaki, Komakihara, Ajioka, Tagatajinja-mae, Gakuden, Haguro, Inuyama.
Ozone Station is on the JR Chuo Line, which links Ozone Station to Tsurumai Station, Nagoya Station, Kanayama Station, Chikusa Station, and then north east to the outlying towns of Kasugai, Tajimi, Toki, Ena and Nakatsugawa.
Kamiiida Station is in Kita-ku in north central Nagoya, just south of the Yada River. Kamiiida used to be the terminus of the Meitetsu Komaki Line (名鉄小牧線) with a tram connecting to Heian-dori. The Kamiiida Line replaced the walk between Kamiiida and Heian-dori following the closure of Nagoya's trams.
Ajima Station is in a northern suburb of Nagoya just north of the Shonai River.
Ajiyoshi Station is just north of the Ajiyoshi Kasugayama Kofun - an ancient burial mound. Ajiyoshi Station is close to another Ajiyoshi Station on the Tokai Kotsu Johoku Line (a subsidiary of JR) that runs from Kachigawa on the JR Chuo Line to Biwajima on the Tokaido Main Line. There are buses (200 yen) from Ajiyoshi Station to Komaki Airport (Nagoya Airport).
Kasugai Station serves the industrial city of Kasugai which has a population of over 300,000 people. Kasugai is close to Komaki Airport and is the home town of baseball player Ichiro Suzuki. The Ichiro Exhibition Room is a small museum with a collection of Ichiro memorabilia north west of the station.
JR Kasugai Station is some distance to the south east and is on the Chuo Line.
Uchiyama Station is also very close to Komaki Airport (Nagoya Airport).
Manai Station is close to Myogaku Temple, Rinkeiji Temple and Toyama Shrine.
Komakiguchi Station is in the heart of the suburban sprawl of this part of greater Nagoya.
Komaki Station is close to the Komaki City Hotel and a 20-minute walk or short bus journey to Komaki Castle. Komaki-jo is a reconstructed castle which was first built in 1968 and renovated in 2006. Komaki Castle is home to the excellent Komaki City Historical Museum. The excellent Menard Art Museum, the art collection of Nonogawa Daisuke and his wife, Mizuko, the founders of Nippon Menard Cosmetic company, is also a short walk from Komaki Station.
Komakihara Station is located close to the small Tsushima Shrine.
Ajioka Station is surrounded by suburbia near National Highway 179.
Tagatajinja-mae Station is convenient for Tagata Shrine, one of the shrines at the center of the Tagata Jinja Hounen Matsuri, a bizarre, fertility festival held annually on March 15.
Gakuden Station is close to Oagata Shrine (Oh-agata Jinja), another shrine connected with the Tagata Jinja Hounen Matsuri. Oh-agata Jinja is dedicated to the kami Oh-agata who is connected with female fertility and birth.
Haguro Station is close to the small Ryuenji Temple.