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Last updated March 29, 2022

20. Kita-senju, Minami-senju

Follow 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 Kitasenju Marui/
    THEATRE1010

    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43Senju 1-chome Bus Stop

    About 4 minutes by bus Bus 2nd stop

  5. Bus Stop Toei Bus 草43Senjuohashi Bus 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 Station[JR West Exit, Tokyo Metro North Exit]
  • Information used in the creation of this website was current as of January 2022
  • Indicated route travel times are calculated based on a speed of about 60 meters/minute

Route Details

There is also useful information for when you actually visit 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 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 deck that leads to the 2nd floor of the Kitasenju Marui.

  3. Spot1 Kitasenju Marui/THEATRE1010 About 20 minutes

    Kitasenju Marui/THEATRE1010

    There are large commercial facilities near the west exit of Kita-Senju Station. Enjoy shopping for accessories and cosmetics as well as men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. Also, you can satisfy your gourmet needs with 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 the west exit of Kita-Senju Station. There is a dedicated elevator for wheelchair users or parents with strollers and each floor has wheelchair-accessible toilets.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st floor

    Restroom Information

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

    Facility Information

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

    Official Website
    [Kitasenju 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 2022. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  4. About 7 minutes on foot foot About 400 meters Travel Tips From the 1st-floor exit of Kitasenju 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 Kannon 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.
    In the Edo period (1603-1868), when the Nikko route was developed, the Tokugawa family built a palace here and put it in use. It is also known to have been one of the bases of Senju-juku. In January and July, when Enmadou is open to the public, many street vendors line up to sell their goods.

    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 parking lot entrance to the left of the front side of the Red Gate.

    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 2022. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

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

    Toei Bus 草43 Senju 1-chome 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

    A historic shrine founded in the Heian period by Kokuchin, a high-ranking disciple of the founder of Shugendo. It is dedicated to the heroic deity Susanoo, who is the 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

    Public toilets (squat style) are available on the shrine grounds

    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
    https://www.susanoo.or.jp/index.html

    *This information was current as of January 2022. 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

    The 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 the remains of Arakawa-ku, medieval monuments as well as reconstructions of life in early modern towns and farms, scenes of minting old coins, houses from circa 1966, and materials related to “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” (a chronicle by the poet Matsuo Basho, published in 1702). There are exhibits that change three times a year in addition to exhibits of materials stored at the museum. The free Arakawa Traditional Arts Gallery displays works from local artisans. It adjoins 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 restrooms on the 1st and 2nd floors. There is parking for customers with impairments. Inquire at the library counter on the second floor if you would like to use the nursing room.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st floor

    Restroom Information

    Toilets with wheelchair-accessible restrooms 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 for Arakawa Ward residents under junior high school age and over 65 years old.
    Persons with disabilities and their caregivers including non-residents are free of charge.)
    Hours
    9:30 - 17:00 (admission until 16:30)
    Closed days
    Mondays (the following day if Monday is a national holiday), every 2nd Thursday of the month (cleaning day)
    Official Website
    https://www.city.arakawa.tokyo.jp/a016/bunkageijutsu/furusato/furusato-main.html

    *This information was current as of January 2022. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  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, Ekoin opened around 360 years ago. It was built in remembrance of the people who perished in the great fire of the Meireki era in Edo. The temple teaches that all living beings, human or animal, 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 at the graves.

    Restroom Information

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3801-6962
    Address
    5-33-13, Minami-senju, Arakawa-ku
    Fee
    Free entry to grounds
    Hours
    9:00 - 16:30
    Closed days
    Free entry to grounds

    *This information was current as of January 2022. 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 from Ekoin Temple. Crucifixions 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 souls 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 2022. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  14. About 4 minutes on foot foot About 200 meters

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

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

    JR East website
    Tokyo Metro website

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

  1. Spot7 Ohashi Park

    Ohashi Park

    As this is the start of "Oku-no-Hosomichi" (“The Narrow Road to the Deep North”), there is a monument here 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. There is a step at the entrance to the 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 Kyoudaishiki, Senju Hashidocho, Adachi-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Free
    Closed days
    Free

    *This information was current as of January 2022. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  2. Spot8 Senju-shuku, Petite Terrace of "Oku-no-Hosomichi (Narrow Road to the Deep North)"

    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 load to the “Oku-no-Hosomichi” (“The Narrow Road to the Deep North”) 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

    There is a terrace built into 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)
    Address
    47, Senju Hashidocho, Adachi-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Free
    Closed days
    Free

    *This information was current as of January 2022. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  3. Spot9 Senju Machi-no-eki information center

    Senju Machi-no-eki information center

    This is the first stop for walkers in the town of Senju. There are tourist maps and panel 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
    • Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    There is a slope that covers the stairs outside the shop. Please call out to the 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
    Tuesdays(Open if Tuesday is a national holiday,and open from 1/1 to 1/3)

    *This information was current as of January 2022. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  4. Spot10 Sekido Museum of Art

    Sekido Museum of Art

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

    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
    • 車いす貸出あり

    There is a spiral slope (6 degrees) between the 1st and 2nd floor so attendants are required. There is no elevator. Wheelchair users can enjoy viewing pottery 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 the 1st floor.

    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 2022. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

Note 1:
This document has been created based on information as of January 2022.
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 2021 to January 2022.
Note 11:
Due to the effects of COVID-19, business hours and closed days may differ from those listed. Please check with each facility and store for details.