Osaka Subway: Imazatosuji Line 今里筋線
The Imazatosuji Line (color-coded bright orange) is a short north-south subway running approximately 12km between Itakano and Imazato in the east of Osaka.
The Imazatosuji Line has 11 stations built post-Bubble in identikit style to keep costs low. The Imazatosuji Line opened in 2006.
As with the Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line, the trains are linear motor-driven.
The Imazatosuji Line is the only line of the Osaka subway not to have any connections with the Yotsubashi Line, Midosuji Line or the Sakaisuji Line. It is also located completely outside the Osaka Loop Line.
Imazatosuji Line Stations
The 11 stations of the Imazatosuji Line are: Itakano, Zuiko Yonchome, Daido-Toyosato, Taishibashi-Imaichi, Shimizu, Shimmori-Furuichi, Sekime-Seiiku, Gamo Yonchome, Shigino, Midoribashi and Imazato.
Itakano Station (井高野; I11) is the northern end of the Imazatosuji Line.
Zuiko Yonchome Station
Zuiko Yonchome (瑞光四丁目; I12) is located in a residential area close to Osaka University of Economics.
Daido-Toyosato Station (だいどう豊里; I13) is on the northern side of the Yodo River in Higashiyodogawa-ku.
Taishibashi-Imaichi Station (太子橋今市; I14) connects with the Tanimachi Line of the Osaka subway.
Shimizu Station (清水; I15) is in a rather featureless area of Asahi-ku.
Shimmori-Furuichi Station (新森古市; I16) is just west of the large Tsurumi Ryokuchi Park.
Gamo Yonchome Station
Gamo Yonchome (蒲生四丁目; I18) connects with the Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line of the Osaka subway for easy access west to Osaka Castle on the Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line at Osaka Business Park Station.
Shigino Station (鴫野; I19) intersects with the Katamachi Line (Gakkentoshi Line) which connects Kizu Station in Kyoto Prefecture with Osaka's Kyobashi Station.
Midoribashi Station (緑橋; I20) in Higashinari-ku connects with the Chuo Line of Osaka subway.
Imazato Station (今里; I21) connects with the Sennichimae Line.
Trains on the Imazatosuji Line run from around 5am until midnight, 7 days a week with reduced services at the weekends and public holidays.
See a full timetable here (in Japanese): kensaku.kotsu.city.osaka.lg.jp
The Osaka Municipal Transportation Information Center (Tel: 06 62119503) is located at Namba Station and has detailed information in English on the Osaka subway and city buses and the various travel passes available such as the Kansai Thru Pass.
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-7pm: Sat, Sun & public holidays 10am-7pm