Japan Train Stations: Ebisu Station Tokyo
Ebisu Station 恵比寿駅
Ebisu Station in Shibuya ward, Tokyo, is in the middle of the Ebisu neighborhood, historically associated with a brewery, and well known today for its culinary culture, with numerous bars and restaurants around, most notably represented by the nearby Yebisu Garden Place cultural, shopping and dining complex.
Ebisu Station is named after Yebisu Beer, which had a large brewery in the area in the early 20th century, operated by what is now Sapporo Breweries (and now the site of Yebisu Garden Place). A freight station built in 1901 to serve the brewery was called Yebisu Station. Then five years later, a passenger station was opened nearer to Shinjuku and was also called Ebisu Station: a case of a place name deriving from a brand name.
Ebisu Station Railway Lines
Ebisu Station Layout
JR Ebisu Station has two exits: East and West. The West Exit leads to the entrance of Ebisu Station on the Hibiya Subway Line. There is a taxi stand outside the East Exit.
Ebisu Station Shopping
JR Ebisu Station is on the ground floor of the 7-floor Main Building of the Atre Ebisu shopping center. Internal access between the East and West exits is possible by going upstairs to and through Atre Ebisu. Atre Ebisu's new West Wing, opened in 2016, is accessible from the Main Building.
Yebisu Garden Place is connected to Ebisu Station from the East Exit via the covered Yebisu Sky Walk.
Around Ebisu Station
Yebisu Garden Place is the major attraction near Ebisu Station, connected via the East Exit and includes the Michelin 3-star Joel Robuchon Restaurant. There are a lot of restaurants around Ebisu Station, especially the East Exit. The Mitsukoshi Ebisu department store is about 5 minutes south-east of Ebisu Station. The Liquid Room club is about 4 minutes walk north-east of Ebisu Station. The Yamatane Museum of Art is 10 minutes walk north-east of Ebisu Station.