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Easy to use but no elevator.

This monorail is very convenient when you are entering Kobe City from Kobe Airport either by plane... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Quezon City, Philippines
via mobile
Quick inexpensive transport from cruiseport

Trains arrive every few minutes. Took us from the cruiseport to the main station in Kobe. Clean... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Chuo, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

It is very comfortable and very clean transportation system. Regulary on time scheduling, no delay. In the morning and evening it is often crowdrd but it is not so hard. On the way to Kobe airport there is big hospital, convention center and animal zoo.

Thank Trip805897
Reviewed 11 December 2017

This short train line is a simple way to see most part of Kobe because it is not underground. You can see the port and many manufacturing and office facilities and even covered some popular tourist attractions. A useful line to take to explore Kobe.

Thank Wiwan
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

This monorail is very convenient when you are entering Kobe City from Kobe Airport either by plane or by Bay Shuttle because it is connected directly to Sannomiya station. Sannomiya is where most of the lines of the train system are connected to. This monorail...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Trains arrive every few minutes. Took us from the cruiseport to the main station in Kobe. Clean quick and efficient

Thank Uktonyuk
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived at the port on a cruise ship. The staff at the station were incredibly helpful to buy tickets. The crews from the trains on the monorail were fantastic. It's easy to work out where you are. All announcements were in English as well...More

Thank Claire D
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We had too much luggage to get 4 of us to the Cruise Ship Terminal in Kobe via Taxi. We really did not want to split into 2 cabs. So we chose the Portliner Monorail. The Station at Sannomiya was undergoing a renovation and the...More

Thank Jandjandsome
Reviewed 23 March 2017

if you going to kobe airport very handy, but other then that just a little ride to view the city from a different angle. cheap ride also might be a good rainy day activity.

Thank nomes1881
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We took this train from the cruise terminal to the Sannomiya train station. The train is clean (as are all Japanese trains) and relatively inexpensive. Everyone we encountered was helpful, understood some English, and were happy to make sure we go on the right train.

Thank Aardkiwi
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Portliner Monorail is like all of Japan's public transportation, efficient and clean. It can be crowded. Not really a tourist destination, but it takes you where you need to go.

Thank oaktoncc
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Efficient way to travel to Port Island including Kobe Convention Centre, UCC museum and Kobe Airport. Can be crowded during weekdays peak hours.

Thank Su2122013
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Aren't you native English speaker? (I'm also.)Do you mean your child whose years are four? Then I'll answer to the question. in Japan,ordinary when a child (younger than six years old)take a bus or train with an adult(Not... More
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