Ebisu Garden Place at Night
Near Ebisu station is Ebisu Garden Place area (恵比寿ガーデンプレイス), a bit less crowded than the rest of central Tokyo it’s a favorite place for people my age. Finished in 1994 it has restaurants, cafes, hotels (the Westin, for example), offices, outdoor areas and parks in a fabulous combination and is quite popular with people in their 30s and 40s. Ebisu is the more sedate and classy version of the little-sister Shibuya, the station just next to Ebisu on the Yamanote line. I took these photos while waiting to meet friends the other night. I don’t get to blog too much about Ebisu, as the area tends to be overshadowed by nearby Shibuya and Harajuku stations but I’ll try to focus more on this station area for the coming summer!