on the Odakyu, Sotetsu, and JR Sagami
Lines in central Ebina, Kanagawa,
in the southwest of Tokyo. Odakyu
has two island platforms, Sotetsu
has a bay platform, while Sagami
has one island platform.
is a city in the center of Kanagawa
Prefecture in the southwestern part
of Tokyo. It is a historical city
with ruins dating back to over 30,000
years. The area prospered during
the Nara period and by 1898, two
villages had been established –
Ebina and Arima. The villages were
mainly inhabited by farmers who
cultivated the rice fields, which
surrounded the villages. In 1955,
the two villages merged, and in
1971 it was declared a city with
the name of Ebina. As the city developed,
most of the rice fields were removed.
Today, the only remaining fields
are on the western part of the city.
day Ebina is an urbanized town with
an estimated population of over 126,000
people. The area around the station
is particularly developed with several
shops, restaurants, and a theater.