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Ebisu Station (Tokyo)

Statue outside Ebisu station
Location Shibuya, Tokyo
Operated by

Ebisu Station (恵比寿駅 Ebisu-eki) is a railway station in the Ebisu neighborhood of Tokyo's Shibuya ward, 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 brewed in an adjacent brewery, and which is itself named for the Japanese deity Ebisu.


  • Lines 1
  • JR East station 2
    • Platforms 2.1
    • Adjacent stations 2.2
    • Station melody 2.3
  • Tokyo Metro station 3
    • Platforms 3.1
  • Adjacent stations 4
  • History 5
  • Passenger statistics 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


Ebisu is served by the following lines:

JR East station

JR East station
JR station entrance, August 2008
Location 1 Ebisu Minami
Operated by JR East
Opened 1906
Passengers (FY2013) 133,553 daily


The JR East station consists of two island platforms serving four tracks.

1  Yamanote Line for Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Ikebukuro
2  Yamanote Line for Shinagawa, Tokyo, and Ueno
3  Saikyo Line for Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, and Ōmiya
 Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Ōmiya, Utsunomiya, and Takasaki
4  Saikyō Line for Ōsaki
Rinkai Line for Shin-Kiba
 Shōnan-Shinjuku Line for Yokohama, Ōfuna,Odawara, and Zushi

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Yamanote Line
Shibuya - Meguro
Saikyo Line
Ōsaki   Commuter Rapid   Shibuya
Ōsaki   Rapid   Shibuya
Ōsaki   Local   Shibuya
Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Special Rapid: no stop
Shibuya   Rapid   Ōsaki
Shibuya   Local   Ōsaki

Station melody

The melody known as "The Third Man Theme" (or as the "Ebisu Theme" in Japan) is played at the platforms just prior to train departures. This melody was used in Ebisu beer TV commercials.

Tokyo Metro station

Tokyo Metro station
Ebisu subway station entrance, August 2008
Location 1-5-5 Ebisu Minami
Operated by Tokyo Metro
Line(s) Hibiya Line
Other information
Station code H-02
Opened 1964
Passengers (FY2013) 104,738 daily


The subway station has two side platforms serving two tracks.

1  Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line for Naka-Meguro
2  Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line for Roppongi, Ginza, Ueno, and Kita-senju
Tobu Skytree Line for Kuki, and Minami-Kurihashi

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Hibiya Line (H-02)
Naka-Meguro (H-01) - Hiroo (H-03)


The station first opened in 1901 as a freight terminal for the neighboring Yebisu Beer factory. Passenger trains began to stop at the station on 30 September 1906.[1] The Tokyo Tamagawa tram line was extended to the station in 1927. In May 1945, the station building burned to the ground amid the bombing of Tokyo. The subway station opened on 25 March 1964[2] 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.

The Saikyo Line was extended to Ebisu in 1996. Through service to the Shonan-Shinjuku Line began in 2001, and to the Rinkai Line in 2002. Between 1996 and 2002, Ebisu served as the southern passenger terminus of the Saikyo Line, with Osaki Station being used as a turnaround point but not having passenger platforms connected to the line.

Waist-height platform edge doors were introduced on the two Yamanote Line platforms from 26 June 2010, the first time that such doors were installed on a JR line other than the Shinkansen.[3][4]

Passenger statistics

In fiscal 2013, the JR East station was used by 133,553 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the 23rd-busiest station operated by JR East.[5] In fiscal 2013, the Tokyo Metro station was used by an average of 104,738 passengers per day (exiting and entering passengers), making it the sixteenth-busiest station operated by Tokyo Metro.[6]

The daily passenger figures for each operator in previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year JR East Tokyo Metro
1999 129,081[7]
2000 127,967[8]
2005 131,507[9]
2010 130,245[10]
2011 128,555[11] 95,522[12]
2012 130,241[13] 98,217[14]
2013 133,553[5] 104,738[6]
  • Note that JR East figures are for boarding passengers only.

See also


  1. ^ JR East /info.aspx?StationCd=290 JR East Ebisu Station information Retrieved 4 March 2010. (Japanese)
  2. ^ Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing.  
  3. ^ JR East press release: "山手線恵比寿駅、目黒駅のホームドア使用開始日について" (Introduction of platform doors at Yamanote Line Ebisu and Meguro Stations) (4 March 2010). Retrieved 4 March 2010. (Japanese)
  4. ^ "山手線恵比寿駅でホーム可動柵の使用を開始 (Platform doors enter operation at Yamanote Line Ebisu Station)".  
  5. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  6. ^ a b 各駅の乗降人員ランキング [Station usage ranking] (in Japanese). Tokyo Metro. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (1999年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 1999)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  9. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  10. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  11. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  12. ^ 駅別乗降人員順位表(2011年度1日平均) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: Tokyo Metro. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  13. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  14. ^ 各駅の乗降人員ランキング (2012年) [Station usage ranking (2012)] (in Japanese). Tokyo Metro. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 

External links

  • JR East Ebisu Station information (Japanese)
  • Tokyo Metro Ebisu Station information (Japanese)
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