About NANKAI Group
Providing excellent services for the customer and bringing living comfort and cultural enrichment
Nankai Electric Railway offers a variety of services that can be used by overseas customers; transportation businesses such as buses and ferries, travel businesses and retail. We provide excellent services to meet the needs of people and corporations.
History of NANKAI
Nankai Electric Railway:
Proud to be Japan’s first private railway company
Founded in 1885, Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd. was the first provide railway company in Japan to be established purely by private capital. From our Namba terminal in Osaka, our trains operate to Kansai Airport, Wakayama and Koyasan.
In 1994, with the opening of Kansai International Airport, we began operating train services connecting Kansai Airport to Namba, and introduced our flagship advanced design service, the Limited Express Rapi:t.
Namba Station opened
Line from Namba to Wakayama City completed
Completion of Nankai Building (Namba Station)
Osaka Stadium completed in west of Namba Station
[Namba CITY] shopping center opened
Nankai South Tower Hotel Osaka (currently Swissôtel Nankai Osaka) opened
Limited Express Rapi:t started operation
[Namba PARKS] shopping mall opened
[Namba SkyO] Complex opened
- Company name
- Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd.
- December 27, 1885
- March 26, 1925 (the establishment registration of company: on March 28, 1925)
- 72,983,654,121 yen
- Total number of issued shares
- 113,402,446 stocks
- Registered head office
- 5-1-60, Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka
- Head office
- 2-1-41, Shikitsuhigashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka
- Fields of business
Real estate, retail, land and building leasing, leisure
- Business distance in kilometers
- Number of vehicles
- 696 cars