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Last updated March 22, 2019

20. Kita-senju, Minami-senju

O-senju is on the old road to Nikko

20. Kita-senju, Minami-senju

Matsuo Basho left on his "Oku-no-Hosomichi" from Daisenju. Senju, North East of Edo, was the first rest area on the road to Nikko. View the vestiges of this rest point town while following the temples, shrines and remnants of the Edo period dotted along the old road to Nikko.

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Route

Select a spot to see details such as tourist information and barrier-free information.

  1. Start JR, Tokyo MetroKita-Senju station[West Exit]

    About 1 minute on foot foot About 50 meters

  2. Spot1 Kita-senju Marui / THEATRE 1010

    About 7 minutes on foot foot About 400 meters Travel Tips

  3. Spot2 Shosenji Temple

    About 8 minutes on foot foot About 430 meters

  4. Bus Stop Toei Bus 草43 Senju - IchomeBus Stop

    About 4 minutes by bus Bus 2nd stop

  5. Bus Stop Toei Bus 草43SenjuohashiBus Stop

    About 3 minutes on foot foot About 130 meters

  6. Spot3 Susanoo-jinja Shrine

    About 3 minutes on foot foot About 160 meters Travel Tips

  7. Spot4 Arakawa Furusato Museum

    About 11 minutes on foot foot About 630 meters

  8. Spot5 Ekoin Temple

    About 1 minute on foot foot About 60 meters

  9. Spot6 Enmeiji Temple

    About 4 minutes on foot foot About 200 meters

  10. Goal JR・Tokyo MetroMinami-Senju[JR West Exit, Tokyo Metro North Exit]
  • Information used in the creation of this website was current as of January 2019
  • Indicated route travel times are calculated based on a speed of about 60 meters/minute

Route Details

There is also useful information for the actual visit of a spot such as the time required, details on restrooms, and travel time between spots.

Explanation of PictogramsNote Items are indicated in dark blue if applicable.

There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
Wheelchair-accessible restroom (located within the ticket gates at train and subway stations unless noted otherwise)
There are nursing areas
Nursing area (with diaper-changing table, unless noted otherwise)
Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
Osotomate-friendly facility
Osotomate-friendly facility
Parking for the impaired
Parking for the impaired
Explanations, etc.  available through tactile maps or in Braille
Explanations, etc. available through tactile maps or in Braille
START!
  1. Start JR, Tokyo Metro Kita-Senju station [West Exit]

    Start at the JR, Tokyo Metro Kita-Senju station [West Exit].
    For station details, refer to the Toei Subway website operated by the JR East and the Tokyo Metro website.

    JR East website
    Tokyo Metro website

  2. About 1 minute on foot foot About 50 meters Travel Tips Use the elevator at the North ticket gate at JR Kita-Senju station to come out on the West exit decking on the Kita-Senju Marui 2nd floor.

  3. Spot1 Kita-senju Marui / THEATRE 1010 About 20 minutes

    Kita-senju Marui / THEATRE 1010

    A Large commercial facilities to Kita-senju station, West exit. Enjoy shoppping for accessories and cosmetics as well as men’s, lady’s and children’s clothing. Also, there is plenty to eat with the 1st floor food court and the restaurants on the 9th floor. The THEATRE 1010 (senju), an Adachi Ward cultural facility, is on the 10th to 12th floors where various fun events and plays are held. There is also an exhibition with a model of the Senju-shuku and related panels where you can learn about life at the time.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • Osotomate-friendly facility
    • There are nursing areas
    • Parking for the impaired
    • Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出あり

    Can be accessed directly from the pedestrian deck at Kitasenju station West exit. There is a dedicated elevator for wheelchair users or perents with prams and eah floor has wheelchair-accessible toilets.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st floor

    Restroom Information

    Each floor has toilets with wheelchair-accessible restroom. Ostomate facilities are provided.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    [Kita-senju Marui] 03-5244-0101
    [THEATRE 1010] 03-5244-1010
    [For inquiries about the Senju-shuku model and panels: Adachi Museum]
    03-3620-9393
    Address
    3-92, Senju, Adachi-ku
    Fee
    Varies by shop
    Hours
    Varies by shop
    Closed days
    Irregular holidays

    Official Website
    [Kita-senju Marui]
    http://www.0101.co.jp.e.ex.hp.transer.com/084/
    [THEATRE 1010]
    http://www.t1010.jp/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  4. About 7 minutes on foot foot About 400 meters Travel Tips From the 1st floor exit of Kita-Senju Marui to the old road, use the flat path that has little traffic.

  5. Spot2 Shosenji Temple About 15 minutes

    Shosenji Temple

    Arai Hyoubu Masakatsu is said to have founded this Jodo sect temple in 1260. The wooden Senju Kan-non statue in Shosenji Temple is the origin of the place name, Senju. Locals call it the Red Gate Temple because the gate is vermilion-lacquered.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    Wheelchair users can enter through the car park entrance to the left of the Sekimon front.

    Restroom Information

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3881-2358
    Address
    2-11, Senju, Adachi-ku
    Fee
    Free entry to grounds
    Hours
    9:00-17:00
    Closed days
    Free entry to grounds

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  6. About 8 minutes on foot foot About 430 meters Travel Tips The old road is a 6 meters wide one-way street heading South. Be careful as there is no pavement.

    Toei Bus 草43 Senju - Ichome Bus Stop

    About 4 minutes by bus Bus 2nd stop Travel Tips Toei Bus [草43] get the bus heading to Asakusa Kaminarimon

    Toei Bus 草43 Senjuohashi Bus Stop

    About 3 minutes on foot foot About 130 meters

  7. Spot3 Susanoo-jinja Shrine About 15 minutes

    Susanoo-jinja Shrine

    An historic shrine founded in the Heian period by Kokuchin, a high ranking deciple of the founder of Shugendo. It is dedicated to the heroic deity Susanoo, younger brother of the Sun Goddess Amaterasu, and who killed the giant eight-headed serpent Yamata-no-Orochi, as well as the deity Asuka, who has the wisdom to judge between good and evil with a single word.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出あり

    There is a slope with handrails on both sides of the main shrine. The approach is cobbled but passable by wheelchair users, enabling them to visit the shrine.An indoor wheelchair is available for visitors who wish to pray inside the shrine.

    Restroom Information

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3891-8281
    Address
    6-60-1, Minami-senju, Arakawa-ku
    Fee
    Free entry to grounds
    Hours
    Worship hours: 6:00 - 17:00
    *See the shrine’s website for times to request prayers.
    Closed days
    Free entry to grounds
    Official Website
    http://www.susanoo.or.jp/index.html

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  8. About 3 minutes on foot foot About 160 meters

  9. Spot4 Arakawa Furusato Museum About 40 minutes

    Arakawa Furusato Museum

    Opened in May 1998, as a place to pursue learning while enjoying the local culture and history. There is a permanent exhibition of items excavated from remains in Arakawa-ku, mediaeval monuments and reconstructions of life in early modern towns and farms, scenes of minting old coins, and houses from 1966. There is an yearly planned exhibit. The Arakawa Traditional Arts Gallery displays works from local artisans. It is adjoined to the Minami Senju Library.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • Parking for the impaired
    • Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出あり

    There are wheelchair-accessible restroom on the 1st and 2nd floors.There is parking for customers with impairments.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st floor

    Restroom Information

    Toilets with wheelchair-accessible restroom are on the 1st and 2nd floors.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3807-9234
    Address
    6-63-1, Minami-senju, Arakawa-ku
    Fee
    ¥100 (Free of charge for residents of Arakawa-ku who are over 65, and for those who have impairments.)
    Hours
    9:30 - 17:00 (admission until 16:30)
    Closed days
    Monday(the following weekday if the Monday is a national holiday), Every 2nd Thursday of the month (cleaning day)
    Official Website
    http://www.city.arakawa.tokyo.jp/arapura/furusato/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

    staff

    Welcome to the Arakawa Furusato Museum.Please enjoy the history and culture of Arakawa, The Narrow Road to the Deep North and traditional crafts.(Curator of the Arakawa Furusato Museum)

  10. About 11 minutes on foot foot About 630 meters

  11. Spot5 Ekoin Temple About 10 minutes

    Ekoin Temple

    A temple of the Jodo Sect, opened around 360 years ago. It was built in rememberance of the peopple who perished in the big fire of Meireki in Edo. Regardless of relation, human or animal, all things that lived receive the mercy of Buddha.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    The grounds are cobbled but the stones are flat, so wheelchair users can also pay their respects.

    Restroom Information

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3801-6962
    Address
    5-33-13, Minami-senju, Arakawa-ku
    Fee
    Free entry to grounds
    Hours
    Free entry to grounds
    Closed days
    Free entry to grounds

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  12. About 1 minute on foot foot About 60 meters

  13. Spot6 Enmeiji Temple About 10 minutes

    Enmeiji Temple

    A temple of the Jodo Sect that was opened separate to Ekoin Temple. Crucifictions and beheadings were carried out at the nearby Kozukappara prison until it was abolished. The 4-meter-high Kubikiri Jizo sits at the entrance to the prison and quietly watches over the spirits of the executed.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    There are no steps or slopes from the entrance, and the Kubikiri Jizo, located at the rear of the temple can be viewed from up close.

    Restroom Information

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3807-0897
    Address
    2-34-5, Minami-senju, Arakawa-ku
    Fee
    Free entry to grounds
    Hours
    Free entry to grounds
    Closed days
    Free entry to grounds

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  14. About 4 minutes on foot foot About 200 meters

  15. Goal JR, Tokyo Metro Minami-Senju [JR West Exit, Tokyo Metro North Exit]

    JR, Tokyo Metro Minami-Senju (JR West Exit, Tokyo Metro North Exit) is the goal.
    For station details, refer to the Toei Subway website operated by the JR East and the Tokyo Metro website.

    R East website
    Tokyo Metro website

Sightseeing spots around the area Kita-senju and Minami-senju

  1. Spot7 Ohashi Park

    Ohashi Park

    Being the start of "Oku-no-Hosomichi", there is a monument engraved with Matsuo Basho’s first poem.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    There is 1 wheelchair-accessible restroom in the park. Be careful of the steps and slope (max. 10 degrees) at the park entrance.

    Restroom
    Toilet with wheelchair-accessible restroom in the park

    Restroom Information

    There is a wheelchair-accessible restroom. Wheelchair users can use the slope on the right hand side.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3880-5845 (Southern parks supervisor Park management Division Adachi City)
    Address
    Senju Ohashi Kyodaiji, Senju Hashidocho, Adachi-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Free
    Closed days
    Free

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  2. Spot8 Senju-shuku,Petite Terrace of "Oku-no-Hosomichi (Narrow road to interior)"

    Senju-shuku,Petite Terrace of

    Close to Senjuohashi Station, one can learn about the history of Adachi-ku. There is a statue of Matsuo Basho, who left on his Long Road to the “Oku-no-Hosomichi” from here.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    A terrace built to the side of the entrance to Adachi Market. The statue of Matsuo Basho is a landmark.

    Restroom Information

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3880-5845 (Southern parks supervisor Park management Division Adachi City)
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Free
    Closed days
    Free

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  3. Spot9 Rest area: Senju Machi-no-eki

    Rest area: Senju Machi-no-eki

    This is a first stop for walkers in the town of Senju. There are tourist maps and pannel displays here.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    There is a slope that covers the stairs outside the shop. Please call a member of staff when entering the store.

    Restroom Information

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    080-6630-8037
    Address
    3-69, Senju, Adachi-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    9:00-17:00
    Closed days
    Tuesday (open if national holiday and open on January 1 - 3)

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  4. Spot10 Sekido Museum of Art

    Sekido Museum of Art

    The exhibits are a nucleus mainly for pottery from around the world, gathered by the businesswoman, Sato Senju. The museum name is taken from Sato’s pen name “Sekido”..

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • Osotomate-friendly facility
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出あり

    There is a spiral slope (6 degrees) between 1st and 2nd floor so attendants are required. There is no elevator. Wheelchair users can enjoy viewing ppottery from around the world. There are point and line-like blocks from the road to the entrance.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st floor

    Restroom Information

    There is a toilet with wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st floor. There are ostomate facilities.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3888-7520
    Address
    23, Senju Hashidocho, Adachi-ku
    Fee
    ¥500(free of charge for those with impairments; inquire for details.)
    Hours
    10:00 - 17:00 (admission until 16:30)
    Closed days
    Please check the Official Website.
    Official Website
    http://sekido-museum.jp/english/index.html

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

Note 1:
This document has been created based on information as of January 2019.
Note 2:
The travelling time for the routes is estimated at 60 meters per minute.
Note 3:
It is recommended that you make preliminary confirmations of the information listed here by phone before your outing as there may be changes in the data.
Note 4:
Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any loss or injury that may be incurred due to this information.
Note 5:
Consumption tax is included in all listed fees as a general rule. Fees such as admission fees are those for adults unless stated otherwise.
Note 6:
It is recommended that visitors with physical impairments make preliminary inquiries at facilities that they wish to visit such as through their websites. They might be offered discounts or exemptions from fees for the disabled, although the conditions for the presentation of physical impairment certificates may differ.
Note 7:
As a general rule, holiday seasons such as the year-end and New Year's holidays, the Obon holiday break, and Golden Week are not listed.
Note 8:
As a general rule, the hours listed here are the opening and closing hours. Please note that the final time for admission listed here is generally from 30 minutes to 1 hour before closing time.
Note 9:
Please make confirmations with the transit agency you are travelling with before your outing as traffic information may change due to natural disasters or depending on the season.
Note 10:
Map information is the result of investigation from September 2018 to January 2019.