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Ok, then let me tell about Ebisu station. This Station is a railway station in the Ebisu neighborhood of Tokyo's Shibuya ward. It is operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and the Tokyo subway operator Tokyo Metro. The station is named after Yebisu Beer, which was once made in an adjacent brewery, and which is itself named for the Japanese deity Ebisu.
The station first opened in 1901 as a freight terminal for the neighboring Yebisu Beer factory. The subway station opened on 25 March 1964 and the tram service was discontinued in 1967.
The Sapporo Brewery at Ebisu and its accompanying rail freight terminal were closed in 1982. The space was used for a "car train" service for several years before being redeveloped as the Ebisu Garden Place high-rise complex.
Place to visit near Ebisu station
1. Yebisu Garden Place
It is one of Tokyo's most pleasant cities within the city. Consisting of roughly a dozen buildings and skyscrapers, it features a large array of restaurants and shops.
It includes a Mitsukoshi department store, the Westin Tokyo hotel, the Michelin 3-star Chateau Restaurant Taillvent-Robuchon, offices, residential space and a photography museum. Yebisu Garden Place is built on the former site of a beer brewery, where the still existing Yebisu Beer brand had been brewed since 1890.
Remarkably, it was the beer brand which gave the later developing town and railway station of Ebisu* its name, and not the other way around.
- Yebisu Garden Place is a five-minute walk from Ebisu Station, one station south of Shibuya Station on the JR Yamanote Line.
- It is connected with the station by the well-marked "Yebisu Skywalk".
- Website: Yebis Garden Place
2. Museum of Yebisu Beer
The Museum of Yebisu Beer (Yebisu Kinenkan) is located in Yebisu Garden Place. It is an intricately designed "city within a city" in the Ebisu district of Tokyo.
The Museum of Yebisu Beer opened in 2010 to celebrate 120 years of the brand, and visitors can browse the Yebisu Gallery:
- a collection of photographs,
- old beer advertising boards,
-videos and historic bottles of Yebisu
But these are recommended to join a 40-minute tour where the history of Yebisu is explained (in Japanese). Participants can enjoy a tasting session of the product. The Museum of Yebisu Beer includes a tasting salon and museum shop.
- Address: Yebisu Garden Place, 4-20-1 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
- Tel: 03 5423 7255.
- The nearest station is Ebisu on the the Yamanote Line, the Saikyo Line and the Shonan-Shinjuku Line as well as the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line.
- Visitors can access the museum from the station by walking through the Yebisu Skywalk.
- Hours: 11am-7pm; closed Monday
- Admission: Free; tours cost 500 yen and include the price of two beers.
- Website: Museum of Yebisu Beer
3. Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum is an art museum concentrating on photography. As the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, it was founded by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and it is in Meguro-ku, a short walk from Ebisu station in southwest Tokyo.
For your extra information, the museum also has a movie theater!
- Address: Yebisu Garden Place, 1-13-3 Mita Meguro-ku Tokyo 153-0062
- TEL: 03-3280-0099
- Website: Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
4. Happoen Garden
Happoen means literally “The Garden of Eight Views.” The Happoen Garden is a traditional, privately-owned garden which offers many services to make it convenient for visitors wishing to experience Japanese culture.
You can enjoy free time in the beautiful garden, or register for a tour explaining some of the features. There is also a tea house where guests can enjoy traditional matcha tea and sweets.
By registering ahead, you can participate in a tea ceremony and learn about the different tools and etiquette involved.Two restaurants have lovely garden views and are good choices for lunch or dinner, as they are open until 10 pm.
The garden is popular for both Shinto and western-style weddings., and there are extensive banquet facilities for wedding parties and other groups.
- Happoen Garden is closest to the Shirokanedai Station, which serves the Toei Mita and Tokyo Metro Namboku lines.
- It is about a one-minute walk straight ahead after leaving Exit #2.
- Website: Happoen Garden
5. Sengaku-ji Temple
Sengakuji is a small temple near Shinagawa Station in Tokyo. The temple is famous for its graveyard where the "47 Ronin" are buried.
The story of the 47 loyal ronin remains one of the most popular historical stories in Japan, and many people visit the temple in order to pay respect to the Akoroshi by burning incense sticks (senko) in the graveyard.
A small museum commemorating the 47 ronin can also be found at Sengakuji.
- The temple is a few steps from Sengakuji Station on the Toei Asakusa Subway Line.
- Alternatively, you can walk there from either Shinagawa or Tamachi Station on the JR Yamanote Line in about 15-20 minutes.
- Hours: 7:00 to 18:00 (until 17:00 from October to March)
- The memorial museum is open from 9:00 to 16:30 (until 16:00 from October to March)
- No closing days
- Admission is Free
- Typical Visit Duration is 15 minutes
- Website: Sengaku-ji Temple