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Shonan Monorail

Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 467-45-3181
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An interesting travel experience.

The monorail station is very close to the main Ofuna station. Main destinations are the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barry C
Sleaford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great Ride

This a an excellent way to try out a cool monorail on the way to see the Great Buddha. Take the JR... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paso Robles, CA
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Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 467-45-3181
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The monorail station is very close to the main Ofuna station. Main destinations are the beautiful town of Kamakura and the seaside resort of Enoshima, which is the final stop. Single fare is 310yen. Try to find a space at the front of the first...More

Thank Barry C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a an excellent way to try out a cool monorail on the way to see the Great Buddha. Take the JR to Ofuna, where you can pick up the Shonan Monorail at its start. The 14 minute ride includes multiple stops and even a...More

Thank paso57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The train service is like a amusement park ride. It represents Japanese technological advancement. Cheap but fantastic options for tourist. You should be in the same carriage where the driver sits, if you are a first timer to see the surprising out view

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Reviewed April 16, 2017

It took a while to negotiate trains but once we had we found them easy to access, regular and on time.

Thank Jacquitoo
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

湘南モノレール!上から釣られるスタイルでまるで遊園地にいるみたいです。江ノ電とともに乗り放題のパスも有ります。 Japanese public transportations are great, except crazy crowded morning trains in Tokyo. Enodens are super cute to explore Kamakura Enoshima area, but this monorail you will feel like you are in Disney Land. 1day pass which you can use both monorail and Enoden is...More

Thank Na0mita
Reviewed October 15, 2016

Never been on a monorail before, this was a great experience. We flew over lines of cars and over red lights. Every town should have ome.

Thank patfshepparton
Reviewed August 20, 2016

On the Narita Express, I had seen these strange-looking overhead tracks several times when passing through Chiba, so it was quite the revelation to see the same structures being used to support the monorail car I was riding in from Ofuna to Enoshima. Not exactly...More

Thank Khyron82
Reviewed July 17, 2016

This is really good fun, as well as getting you from A to B. The views and the overall experience are worth going out of your way. I took this way back from Enoshima to Kamakura. Note you can't use your Suica pass, you have...More

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed July 9, 2016

We rode the monorail so our granddaughter could enjoy the experience but I was impressed by the views. It is well worth going.

Thank tsuzki33
Reviewed June 27, 2016

The Shonan Monorail runs from Ofuna Station to Enoshima. It is a 14 minute trip that takes you up and over a hill with a great view of Ofuna and the ocean side. It is a fun choice, especially if you have kids. It can...More

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Jacques T
Hi. Any way to find the hotels/pensions/BnBs close to one of the monorail stations? I will spend several months working close to Shonan Machiya. Thanks.
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