北千住  Kita Senju
Crossroads of Northern Tokyo

Kita Senju Station is serviced by the JR East Joban Line, Tsukuba Express, Tobu Skytree Line
and the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda & Hibiya Subway Lines.

Winter illumination in front of the station.

Kita Senju mascot/Dolphin sculpture in front of the station.

千住大川町 氷川神社  Senju Okawamachi Hikawa-jinja
(left Jan. 2018/right May 2016)

I am standing atop one of Kita Senju's three Fujizuka 富士塚 (a small surrogate of Mt. Fuji).
The others are at the Senju Jinja in Senju Miyamotocho & the Yanagihara Inari Jinja.
Built in 1824, this representation of Mt. Fuji is the nineth oldest in the Tokyo area.
It is one of the few that can still be scaled.

千住神社 Kitasenju Jinja 富士塚 Fujizuka (right)

東京都足立区千住 宮元町24-1 in Senju Miyamotocho

Particularly frisky fox guardians.


柳原稲荷神社 Yanagihara Inari Jinja (left)
東京都足立区柳原2-38-1 Yanagihara (East of Kita Semju Station)

富士浅間神社 Fuji Asama Jinja / 富士塚 Fujizuka (off limits to climbers)

勝専寺 Shosenji 足立区千住2-11 Senju 閻魔大王 Enma Daioh
The statue of the King of Hell is displayed on the 15th and 16th of January and July.

ホテル ココ・グラン北千住  Hotel Coco Grand Kita Senju (on 22 Jan 2018)

More scenes around Kita Senju on 22 Jan 2018.

千住ほんちょう公園  Senjuhoncho Park

千住絵馬屋・吉田家  Senju ema-ya Yoshida

横山家住宅  Yokoyama-ka jūtaku

千住大橋

お化け煙突モニュメント  Ghost Chimneys monument

The four chimneys of the Senju Thermal Power Station (1926-1964) were called Ghost Chimneys because, depending of the light and vantage point, they could appear to be one, two, three or four chimneys.
The monument is on the campus of 帝京科学大学  Teikyō kagaku daigaku (Science University) Senju campus by the Sumida River near the Otake bridge.

Ohashi Ganka (ophthalmology) Clinic (rebuilt in 1982 after the original Taisho Era building from 1917).
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