Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line
The Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line of the Osaka subway runs from Taisho Station is the south west to Kadoma-minami Station in the north east of Osaka.
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
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 | Kadoma-minami
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.
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.
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.
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.