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Shonan Monorail

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Address: Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 January 2017
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Tokyo
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 must have!

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Shepparton
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Seattle, Washington
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138 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 a smooth ride, like the monorail trains at the Tokyo Disney Resort, but it was... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 to buy a separate ticket, but it is good value.

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

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

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Kamakura, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 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 feel like a roller coaster at times if you get a seat at the front... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

It is a very nice experience. I had done some research before coming to Kamakura. And knows about this monorail. the train was hung by a monorail and when you are going downhill, I feel like i was in a slower motion roller coaster, you see people and car just beneath the train. Highly recommended to try it. It only... More 

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Colchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Take the JR line to Ofuna and then join the Shonan Monorail to Enoshima area. It is very reasonable Yen 500 for two adults and a child and offers different views of the area. You can travel back to Kamakura after visiting the sea side. A good diversion.

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East Retford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

travelled on the monorail a couple of times during our stay. really puctual, clean and easy to use. ticket machines outside give change from notes and have an English option.

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Kingston, Jamaica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Ok I have never been on the monorail so when we saw it we were quite surprise it hangs in the air and shakes with each turn. Very interesting mode of transport. Quite small carriages and seats. Also my husband and I had carryon size luggage. We not not recommend if you hve very large bags travelling with. Also the... More 

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