Nagoya Subway

Nagoya subway guide: read a guide to Nagoya's subway system including information on Nagoya subway lines, fares, pre-paid cards and connecting stations.

There are high speed Meitetsu express trains to Chubu International Airport from Nagoya Station (30 mins), Kanayama Station (25 mins) and Jingu-mae Station (a short walk from Temma-cho on the Meijo Line).

Jingu-mae Station on the Meitetsu Tokoname Line is also a short walk through Atsuta Jingu from Jingu Nishi on the Meijo Line. Jingu-mae Station has connections to Rinku Tokoname and Chubu International Airport on the Meitetsu Airport Line.

Ozone, Yada and Sunada-bashi stations on the Meijo Line connect with the guided bus Yutorito Line (Guideway Bus Shidami Line) out to Obata Ryokuchi and on.

Nagoya Subway Network Map

Nagoya Subway Network Map

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The Higashiyama Line, which is marked yellow on subway maps, extends 20.6km east to west from from Takabata (H01) in the south west of the city to Fujigaoka (H22) in Meito-ku in the north east where it connects with the Linimo, which runs 8 stops to Yakusa.

The Higashiyama Line (aka Nagoya City Rapid Railway Line 1 is the busiest line on the Nagoya subway network and connects Nagoya Station with the commercial and entertainment district of Sakae and runs through the traditional heart of historic Nagoya including the prosperous areas of Ikeshita, Kakuozan, Motoyama and Higashiyama Koen.

Parts of the Higashiyama Line first opened in 1957. The main interchange stations on the Higashiyama Line are Hatta, Nagoya Station, Fushimi, Sakae, Imaike, Motoyama, and Fujigaoka.

Nagoya Higashiyama Line Train

Nagoya Higashiyama Line Train

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Meijo Line train Nagoya

Meijo Line train Nagoya

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The Tsurumai Line is a real work horse of the Nagoya metro as it funnels commuters and shoppers in to central Nagoya from the large dormitory towns of Inuyama and Toyota.

The Tsurumai Line continues from Akaike as the Meitetsu Toyota Line to Toyota. From Kami Otai the Tsurumai Line continues as the Meitetsu Inuyama Line to Inuyama.

Parts of the Tsurumai Line first opened in 1977. The main interchange stations on the Tsurumai Line are Fushimi (for Nagoya Station), Marunouchi, Kamimaezu (for Sakae), Gokiso and Yagoto.

Tsurumai Line Train, Nagoya Subway

Tsurumai Line Train, Nagoya Subway

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The Sakura-dori Line, which is marked red on subway maps, extends 19km east to west from Nakamura Kuyakusho (S01) to Tokushige (S17) via Nagoya Station, Hisayaodori, Imaike, Gokiso and Aratama-bashi.

The journey time from Nagoya Station to Tokushige Station is 35 minutes.

Parts of the Sakura-dori Line first opened in 1989. The latest expansion was in 2011 when four new stations were constructed to extend the Sakura-dori Line from Nonami to Tokushige.

Sakura-dori Line train Nagoya

Sakura-dori Line train Nagoya

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Nagoya Subway Passes

There are one-day passes available for the subway and for the subway and buses.  

The Manaca IC Card is valid for the Nagoya subway, local buses, local Meitetsu trains and buses, the Aonami Line and from April 2012 local JR Tokai trains. The Manaca can also be used for shopping in selected convenience stores and other outlets. Collect points on your Manaca to become eligible for a variety of gifts or to use them to recharge your card.

The Do-nichi Eco Kippu is a pre-paid card for 620 yen available on Saturdays and Sundays and the 8th day of every month which gives unlimited travel for the day on subways and buses and reductions on admission to Nagoya's Science Museum, Higashiyama Zoo and Nagoya Castle.

DoNichi Eco Kippu Pass

DoNichi Eco Kippu Pass

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