The Nippori-Toneri Liner is a short, automated, elevated railway in the north-east of Tokyo, serving the suburban wards of Arakawa and Adachi wards.
Nippori Toneri Liner 日暮里・舎人ライナー
The Nippori-Toneri Liner is a 13-station railway line in north-eastern Tokyo connecting Nippori Station with Minumadai-shinsuikoen Station about 10km directly north.
Nippori-Toneri Liner at Nippori Station, Tokyo
The Nippori-Toneri Liner is an elevated line running along the middle of Ogubashi-dori Avenue and takes 20 minutes to traverse, as opposed to over an hour by bus.
The Nippori-Toneri Liner is an automatic, driverless train (known as an automated guideway transit, or AGT). The line's identifying color is bright green.
The Nippori Toneri Liner is operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Transportation, or Toei, which also operates the Asakusa Subway Line, Mita Subway Line, Shinjuku Subway Line and Oedo Subway Line.
Nippori-Toneri Liner train
Door of Nippori-Toneri Liner, Nippori Station, Tokyo
Ogubashi-dori Avenue (Route 58) starts near Uguisudani Station and extends directly northwards from Nippori Station through Arakawa ward and, further north, through Adachi ward. Ogubashi-dori Avenue was very prone to traffic congestion, making the bus services along it very slow. A mid-1980s proposal for a subway line was amended for budget reasons to an above-ground railway line by the 1990s, and the Nippori Toneri Liner was completed in 2008. Buses still serve Ogubashi-dori to this day, but at a greatly reduced frequency.
Ticket prices for the Nippori-Toneri Liner are 170 yen, 240 yen, 290 yen, and 340 yen increasing with the distance traveled. There are automatic ticket vending machines at every station enabling the purchase of paper tickets with cash. Or you can use a Pasmo or Suica rechargeable IC card at the ticket gates. Using an IC card gives you a discount of between 1 and 5 yen, depending on which of the above four fares apply.
Platform of Nippori-Toneri Liner station, Tokyo
Ticket gates, Nippori-Toneri Liner, Tokyo
Nippori-Toneri Liner Stations
The following is a full list of Nippori-Toneri Liner stations, with information on each station, nearby attractions, and transfers.
Yanaka is a tranquil historical district on the west side of Nippori Station ideal for walking through and enjoying the charms of old eastern Tokyo.
Nippori is station no.1 on the Nippori Toneri Liner.
Nishi-Nippori is station no.2 on the Nippori Toneri Liner.
Akado Elementary School, after which the station is named, is immediately accessible from the east exit.
Akado-shogakkomae is station no.3 on the Nippori Toneri Liner.
Kumanomae Station is about 100 meters south-east of Kumanomae Station on the Toden Arakawa Line (a tram line).
Kumanomae is station no.4 on the Nippori Toneri Liner.
Adachi-Odai Station is on an isthmus between the Arakawa River to the north and the Sumida River to the south.
Adachi-Odai is station no.5 on the Nippori Toneri Liner.
Ogi-ohashi Station is about 450 meters north of Arakawahokubashi Ryokuchi Park, a green space on the north bank of the Arakawa River.
Ogi-ohashi is station no.6 on the Nippori Toneri Liner.
Koya is station no.7 on the Nippori Toneri Liner.
The somewhat picturesque Koya Koroku Shrine occupies the corner just south-east of Kohoku Station.
Kohaku is station no.8 on the Nippori Toneri Liner.
Kaminumata-higashi Park is 100 meters south of Nishiaraidaishi-nishi Station.
Nishiaraidaishi-nishi is station no.9 on the Nippori Toneri Liner.
Yazaike is station no.10 on the Nippori Toneri Liner.
Toneri-koen Station is in the middle of the big 63 hectare (155 acre) Toneri Park, the third biggest park in Tokyo.
Toneri-koen is station no.11 on the Nippori-Toneri Liner.
Toneri is station no.12 on the Nippori Toneri Liner.
Minumadai-shinsuikoen is the northern terminal station, no.13, on the Nippori-Toneri Liner.
Minumadai-shinsuikoen station is named after a "park" that consists of nothing more than a small strip of green walkway following the route of a now filled in stream, sandwiched between two parallel roads, extending south-east.
Toneri-koen Station, Nippori-Toneri Liner, Tokyo
Lost & Found
Call 03 5227 5741 (9am-8pm; in Japanese) 365 days a year for lost and found inquiries.