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Monday, March 18, 2013

Ebisu Station


Statue of Ebisu, Ebisu Station, Tokyo

Ebisu Station in Tokyo is named after Yebisu Beer, which had a large brewery in this area in the early 20th century. A freight station was built in 1901 to serve the brewery and was called Yebisu Station. In 1906 a passenger station was opened nearer to Shinjuku and was called Ebisu Station -  a case of a place name evolving from a brand.

Ebisu Station, Tokyo, Japan

Nearby attractions include Yebisu Garden Place, which includes the Yebisu Beer Museum, the Mitsukoshi department store, a open air market, cafes including a Starbucks, a number of restaurants, the Beer Station beer hall, the Westin Tokyo hotel and a recreation of a French chateau housing the Michelin-starred La Table de Joel Robuchon. There is a covered passageway linking Ebisu Station with Yebisu Garden Place called Yebisu Sky Walk.

Ebisu Station has a European style cafe, Rail, serving, yes, Yebisu beer and coffee.

Ebisu Station, Tokyo, Japan

Ebisu Station is served by three JR lines: the Yamanote Line, the Saikyo Line and the Shonan-Shinjuku Line as well as the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line.

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