Midosuji Line Osaka: The key north-south subway route through central Osaka

  • Published on : 09/04/2024
  • by : Japan Experience

The Midosuji Line is the oldest and one of the most important subway lines in Osaka, Japan. It runs north-south under Midōsuji Avenue, Osaka's primary main street, connecting many of central Osaka's major transportation hubs, shopping districts and tourist attractions. This extremely busy line is the most congested in Kansai, so it's best to avoid rush hours if possible. However, with frequent trains and connections to key areas, the Midosuji Line is indispensable for getting around Osaka.


  • A 1-day Enjoy Eco Card allows unlimited 1-day use of all Osaka Metro lines and Osaka City buses for ¥800 (¥600 on weekends) for adults. It's the simplest option for visitors.
  • The Osaka Amazing Pass combines unlimited 1 or 2-day subway and bus rides with free admission to many attractions like Osaka Castle. Passes cost ¥2300/¥3000 for adults.
  • For travel beyond Osaka, multi-day passes like the Kansai Thru Pass cover subways, buses and private lines in a wider area.
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