The Linimo is an unmanned Maglev (magnetic-levitated) train that runs from Fujigaoka Station on the Higashiyama Line in Nagoya to Yakusa near the site of the 205 Aichi Expo.
Nagoya Travel: Linimo
- Fujigaoka Station
- Hanamizuki-dori Station
- Irigaike Koen Station
- Nagakute Kosenjo Station
- Geidai Dori Station
- Koen Nishi Station
- Ai Chikyu Haku Kinen Koen Station
- Tojishiryokan Minami Station
- Yakusa Station
Built at great cost for Aichi Expo 2005, the Linimo in Nagoya is an unmanned Maglev (magnetic-levitated) train and claims to be the first such urban Maglev service.
The Linimo connects Fujigaoka Station (L01) with Yakusa Station (L09).
The Linimo runs on an elevated track via nine stations on the approximately 9km-long Tobu Kyuryo Line from Fujigaoka Station on the Higashiyama subway Line to the terminus at Yakusa Station, which has connections to the Aichi Loop Line.
The full list of stations on the Linimo is: Fujigaoka, Hanamizuki-dori, Irigaike Koen, Nagakute Kosenjo, Geidai Dori, Koen Nishi, Ai Chikyu Haku Kinen Koen, Tojishiryokan Minami and Yakusa.
IC Cards can be use on the Linimo including the local manaca. A one day unlimited Linimo pass costs 800 yen for an adult. Presently it is 370 yen for a ticket from Fujigaoka to Yakusa.
Linimo Train, Nagoya
Linimo, Nagoya, Aichi
Fujigaoka Station is the first station on the Linimo and connects with the Higashiyama Line. The area around the station includes Effe Department store with a branch of the Seijo Ishii imported goods supermarket, a Matsuzakaya store, a McDonald's, Starbucks and assorted convenience stores. Buses from Fujigaoka Station run to Chubu International Airport with the first bus at 5.30am and the last bus to Centrair at 6.20pm. Journey time to the airport is approximately 55 minutes and the cost is 1400 yen. There are also bus services to the Toyota Automobile Museum (TAM), Seto Station in Seto and Hishino Danchi.
Nagakute Kosenjo Station, Linimo Line, Nagoya, Aichi
Linimo, Nagoya, Aichi
Hanamizuki-dori Station is west of Fujigaoka before the Linimo turns south in a loop.
Irigaike Koen Station
Irigaike Koen Station is opposite the huge Apita Nagakute store in the affluent Nagakute area.
Nagakute Kosenjo is just north of Korogi Park which has a number of sports facilities including a swimming pool. North of the station is the large Aeon Mall Nagakute and Kosenjo Park, the site of the only battle fought directly between Ieyasu Tokugawa and Hideyoshi Toyotomi.
Geidai Dori Station
Geidai Dori is the nearest station to the Toyota Automobile Museum (TAM) and Geidai (Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts & Music).
Koen Nishi Station
Koen Nishi Station is on the western edge of Ai Chikyu Haku Kinen Koen the former Aichi Expo 2005 site.
Ai Chikyu Haku Kinen Koen Station
Ai Chikyu Haku Kinen Koen Station is at the northern edge of the former Expo park and convenient for its main draw: Satsuki and Mei's House.
Tojishiryokan Minami Station
Tojishiryokan Minami Station is close to Knowledge Hub Aichi, a combined government, academic and corporate research center.
Yakusa Station connects with the Aichi Loop Line and is close to Seto Banpaku Memorial Park and the Aichi Kaishonomori Center.