Osaka Subway: Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line 長堀鶴見緑地線
The Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line (color-coded light green) is an Osaka subway line operated by Osaka Municipal Subway running west-east in a zig-zag approximately 15km between Taisho in the east of Osaka to Kadoma-minami Station in Kadoma.
Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line trains are powered by linear motor, the first such use of the system in Japan.
The Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line has 17 stations and was built in stages from 1990 to 1997. The first section from Kyobashi to Tsurumi-ryokuchi Park took visitors to the International Flower and Greenery Exposition (Expo 90) held there in 1990.
Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line Stations
The 17 stations of the Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line are: Taisho, Dome-mae Chiyozaki, Nishi-Nagahori, Nishiohashi, Shinsaibashi, Nagahoribashi, Matsuyamachi, Tanimachi Rokuchome, Tamatsukuri, Morinomiya, Osaka Business Park, Kyobashi, Gamo-yonchome, Imafuku-Tsurumi, Yokozutsumi, Tsurumi-ryokuchi, and Kadoma-minami.
Taisho Station (大正; N11) connects with the JR Osaka Loop Line. The station is located in Taisho-ku, west of the Kizu River.
Dome-mae Chiyozaki Station
Dome-mae Chiyozaki Station (ドーム前千代崎; N12) connects with the Hanshin Namba Line at nearby Dome-mae Station. Dome-mae Chiyozaki Station is at the Kyocera Dome (Osaka Dome), a baseball stadium used by the Orix Buffaloes of the Pacific League.
Nishi-Nagahori Station (西長堀; N13) in Nishi-ku connects with the Tanimachi Line of Osaka subway and is just east of Tosainari Shrine.
Nagahoribashi Station (長堀橋; N16) connects with the Sakaisuji Line of Osaka subway. The station is just a little east of the Shinsaibashi shopping and entertainment district. A number of hotels cluster around Nagahoribashi Station including the Ark Hotel Osaka Shinsaibashi, the Hearton Hotel Minami Senba and the Nest Hotel Osaka Shinsaibashi.
Matsuyamachi Station (松屋町; N17) in Chuo-ku is on the Matsuyama-machi-suji north-south road.
Tanimachi Rokuchome Station
Tanimachi Rokuchome (谷町六丁目; N18) connects with the Tanimachi Line.
Tamatsukuri Station (玉造; N19) in Tennoji-ku connects the Osaka Loop Line.
Osaka Business Park
Osaka Business Park (大阪ビジネスパーク; N21) is convenient for Osaka Castle and Osaka-jo Hall events arena which is used for various sports including martial arts as well as pop and classical music concerts and festivals.
Kyobashi (京橋駅; N22) is a major station in Osaka with connections on the Osaka Loop Line, Katamachi Line (Gakkentoshi Line) from Kyobashi to Kizu Station in Kyoto Prefecture, the JR Tozai Line from Kyobashi to Amagasaki in Hyogo Prefecture and the Keihan Main Line to Kyoto, and its major Keihan stations downtown at Shijo, Sanjo, and Demachiyanagi.
Gamo-yonchome Station (蒲生四丁目; N23) connects with the Imazatosuji Line of the Osaka subway.
Imafuku-Tsurumi Station (今福鶴見; N24) is located in Joto-ku near the large Aeon Mall Tsurumiryokuchi.
Yokozutsumi Station (横堤; N25) is located in Tsurumi-ku near Tsurumi Ward Office and the south west corner of Tsurumi-ryokuchi Park.
Tsurumi-ryokuchi Station (鶴見緑地; N26) is located in the middle of the very large Tsurumi-ryokuchi Park. Tsurumi-ryokuchi Park held the International Flower and Greenery Exposition in 1990 and the huge variety of flowers in the park at Sakuyakono Hanakan is a lasting legacy of that event. The greenhouse facilities are among the largest in Japan and the gardens include a rose garden, an international garden using different soils from around the world, traditional Japanese garden and tea house.
Tsurumi-ryokuchi Park also has an all-weather pool, tennis courts, a large central pond, a 90-meter tall observatory tower with views over the park and Osaka city, an onsen and spa as well as camping and barbecue facilities and even a horse riding ground.
Kadoma-minami Station (門真南; N27) is located in Kadoma and is the terminus of the Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line. Kadoma-minami Station is the nearest station to Mitsui Outlet Park, a vast and varied shopping and dining complex.
Trains on the Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi 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 and the Enjoy Eco Card, which gives unlimited one day travel on the Osaka subway, Osaka buses and New Tram (800 yen weekdays and 600 yen weekends and national holidays).
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-7pm: Sat, Sun & public holidays 10am-7pm