Minami-Senju Tokyo Metro Station, February 2008
4 Minami-senju, Arakawa, Tokyo|
Minami-Senju Station (南千住駅 Minami-Senju-eki, "South Senju Station") is a railway station in Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Tokyo Metro, and the Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company. The stations for each of these lines are located in separate buildings, necessitating crossing a road to reach each station's ticket exchange.
Minami-Senju Station is served by the following lines.
- JR East: Jōban Line
- Tokyo Metro: Hibiya Line (H-20)
- Metropolitan Intercity Railway Tsukuba Express (04)
One elevated island platform serving two tracks.
|1||■ Jōban Line (Rapid)||for Matsudo, Abiko, Toride, Narita, Tsuchiura, and Mito|
|2||■ Jōban Line (Rapid)||for Nippori and Ueno|
Ueno-Tokyo Line for Tokyo and Shinagawa
Two elevated side platforms serving two tracks.
|1||○ Hibiya Line||for Ueno, Ginza, and Naka-Meguro|
|2||○ Hibiya Line||for Kita-Senju, Kuki and Minami-Kurihashi (via Tobu Skytree Line and Tōbu Nikkō Line)|
Metropolitan Intercity Railway
Two underground side platforms serving two tracks.
|1||■ Tsukuba Express||for Minami-Nagareyama, Moriya, and Tsukuba|
|2||■ Tsukuba Express||for Akihabara|
|Jōban Line (Rapid)|
|Special Rapid: Does not stop at this station|
|Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line|
|Tsukuba Express (04)|
- including medium distance local trains
The Jōban Line station opened on 25 December 1896.
The Hibiya Line station opened on 28 March 1961.
The Tsukuba Express station opened on 24 August 2005.
During the period between 1650 and 1873, the area was the location of the Kozukappara execution grounds. Between 100,000 and 200,000 people died here during the Tokugawa period. Near the south exit of the Tokyo Metro station, a small temple and burial ground commemorates this. Part of the burial grounds currently lie beneath the Hibiya Line tracks.
There are many cheap hotels in the area.
Other locations of note include:
Media related to Minami-Senju Station at Wikimedia Commons
- JR East station information (in Japanese)
- Tokyo Metro station information (in Japanese)
- Tsukuba Express station information (in Japanese)