Ebisu Station (恵比寿駅) is a primary railway station found in the Ebisu neighborhood of Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. The station is originally named, along with the rest of the neighborhood, for Yebisu Beer, which was brewed in a nearby brewery during the late 1800s and early 1900s before moving. The name of the beer itself is a Japanese god and patron of alcohol.
The station is laid out to accommodate both companies with two primary side platforms and two island platforms. The service for the four platforms consists of the following:
In either direction the nearest stations to Ebisu Station are Shibuya Station, Meguro Station, Osaki Station, Hiroo Station, and Nakameguro Station – all accessible within 1 stop on one of the four lines that run through Ebisu Station.
The area around Ebisu station is now known as Ebisu Garden Place, which was originally built in 1994 in the same site as the old Yebisu brewery. Restaurants, shops, and tourist traveler information spots have opened here to make it a well traveled location within Shibuya-ku. While not as fashionable or stylish as nearby stops, Ebisu’s brick façade has become a symbol of the Tokyo railway system.