Tokyo Train Stations: Kita-Senju Station 北千住駅
Kita-Senju Station is on the Hibiya and Chiyoda lines of the Tokyo metro, the Tsukuba Express linking Akihabara Station and Tsukuba in Ibaraki Prefecture, the Joban Line from Ueno Station to Sendai and the Tobu Skytree Line from Asakusa Station to Tobu-Dobutsu-Koen Station in Saitama Prefecture and handy for getting to Tokyo Skytree.
Kita-Senju Station, operated by JR East, opened in 1896, and is among the top ten busiest stations in the Tokyo metropolitan area.
The Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line runs from Yoyogi-Uehara to Ayase, one stop from Kita-Senju. The Hibiya Line runs from Naka-Meguro and terminates at Kita-Senju.
From the terminus of the Tobu Skytree Line at Tobu-Dobutsu-Koen Station there are connections on the Tobu Isesaki Line to Isesaki Station in Gunma Prefecture and on the Tobu Nikko Line to Tobu Nikko Station in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture.
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.
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.