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Shonan Monorail

Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 467-45-3181
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Good ride from Enoshima back to Ofuna

We bought the Kamakura JR day pass (700 yen/adult) and it included the Shonan Monorail. We rode it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sunnyvale, California
Fun transport to Enoshima

The monorail starts at the Ofuna rail station and goes to Enoshima. My husband had never been on a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jody M
Sarasota, Florida
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  • Very good46%
  • Average20%
  • Poor1%
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“ground level” (2 reviews)
“great fun” (3 reviews)
Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 467-45-3181
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought the Kamakura JR day pass (700 yen/adult) and it included the Shonan Monorail. We rode it going back at the end of the day from Enoshima train station up to Ofuna. It is a fun ride. It basically is an up-side-down train hanging...More

Thank Boowicked
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The monorail starts at the Ofuna rail station and goes to Enoshima. My husband had never been on a monorail before, so he got a kick out of riding above the roads. We had minimal wait times, and it was not crowded (perhaps because the...More

Thank Jody M
Reviewed 12 May 2017 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 5 May 2017

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 25 April 2017 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

Thank Facility_Mgt
Reviewed 16 April 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 22 January 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 15 October 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 20 August 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

1  Thank Khyron82
Reviewed 17 July 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

1  Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
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