Riding The Osaka Monorail



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I'm a sucker for travelling on monorails. When I was small, the comics, science fiction magazines and books I used to read frequently included monorails. To me they looked like the future. 

There wouldn't be any old-fashioned buses in the future, we'd all be travelling on monorails. 

Sadly, it didn't quite turn out like that. At least, not yet!

Thankfully, Japan still harbours a fondness for monorails.

VIDEO: Osaka Monorail Arriving at Osaka International Airport

From Osaka International Airport to Kadoma City

This one runs into Osaka International Airport (also known as Itami Airport). The track runs just over 21km, with the main line running between the airport and Kadoma city.

(If you're looking for a general guide to Osaka then check out my Osaka City Guide.)


The train livery in this clip is decorated with the distinctive yellow chick of Chicken Ramen - a popular instant noodle brand.

Osaka International Airport (Itami) Location Map

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A writer and publisher from England, Rob has been exploring Japan’s islands since 2000. He specialises in travelling off the beaten track, whether on remote atolls or in the hidden streets of major cities. He’s the founder of TheRealJapan.com.


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