Kita Senju Station 北千住駅
Kita Senju Station is a major railway station in Tokyo on the Hibiya and Chiyoda metro lines, the Tsukuba Express, Joban Line and the Tobu Skytree Line.
Kita-Senju Station is located in Kita-Senju in Adachi-ku in north-east Tokyo.
Kita-Senju Station serves the following five train lines:
-Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, station no.H-21
-Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, station no.C-18
-Tsukuba Express serving Chiba and Ibaraki prefectures.
-Joban Line serving Chiba prefecture.
-Tobu Skytree Line serving Saitama prefecture.
Most users going between Tokyo and Saitama/Chiba/Ibaraki prefectures change here between the Tobu/Joban/Tsukuba lines and the subway lines, which makes Kita-Senju one of Tokyo's busiest stations.
Kita-Senju Station is operated by JR East. It opened in 1896 and is among the top ten busiest stations in the Tokyo metropolitan area.
Kita-Senju Station is barrier-free, both for access to the station, and for changing between lines, with elevators to the ticket gates, and elevators inside down to the platforms.
Kita-Senju Station as Travel Hub
Tobu Skytree Line
The Tobu Skytree Line splits further north at Tobu-Dobutsu-Koen Station into the Tobu Isesaki Line, which goes to Isesaki Station in Gunma Prefecture, and the the Tobu Nikko Line, which goes to Tobu Nikko Station in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture.
The Joban Line goes all the way up the Pacific coast of Honshu, to Sendai Station and beyond.
The Tsukuba Express provides access to Tsukuba, Japan's "science city."
Buses from Kita-Senju Station
Kita-Senju Station has a number of local Tokyo bus connections with services to Kohoku Station on the Nippori-Toneri Liner, Nishiarai Station on the Tobu Skytree Line and Tobu Daishi Line, Tabata Station on the Yamanote Line and Keihin-Tohoku Line, Ogi-ohashi Station on the Nippori-Toneri Line and Takenotsuka Station on the Tobu Skytree Line.
Hotels Near Kita-Senju Station
Kita-Senju is close to the Minami-Senju district of cheap hotels that is becoming increasingly popular with young backpackers and budget travelers to Tokyo.
Close to Kita-Senju Station are the four-star Hotel Coco Grand and the budget Spa & Capsule Hotel Grandpark Inn Kitasenju
See here for a full listing of hotel accommodation in the Kita-Senju Station area.
Around Kita-Senju Station
Kita-Senju Station has two exits: the West Exit and the East Exit. The West Exit opens on to the busier part of the area.
The Kita-Senju Station building contains a Lumine department store with a large number of fashion stores and a restaurant floor (Chinese, omurice, sushi, udon, Vietnamese and a branch of Wired Cafe). There is also a Seijo Ishii import store in the station building.
Across the elevated walkway is a OIOI (aka Marui) department store with a restaurant floor on the 9th floor and a variety of brand stores.
Jumbled around the station are scores of cheap eateries, pink salons, izakaya and shopping arcades. The narrow streets have an atmospheric shitamachi feel to them completely different to such glitzy areas of Tokyo as Ginza or Roppongi.