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Kyoto Station Building, Kyoto

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Built in a futuristic style to commemorate the city's 1200th birthday, Kyoto Station Building serves as one of the country's main transportation hubs. Though Kyoto remains best known for its traditional architecture, this high-tech attraction designed by Hara Hiroshi stands out as a clear deviation from that style. As you walk through the station, take note of the steel-beamed roof, aptly dubbed "The Matrix." Beyond the well-known architecture, this station serves a practical purpose, providing millions of locals and tourists with not only access to major transport lines, but also shopping mall, movie theater, hotel, and numerous local government offices. To visit Kyoto Station Building on your holiday in Kyoto, and find out what else Kyoto has to offer, use our Kyoto tour planner.
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  • Not very common staircase. This has climbed the throbbing. Climb is always tired in the crowded downtown open air was invigorating. It was a new discovery. Isetan Department store escalator is overwhelming. Home buying souvenirs in the basement and enjoy the Kyoto station building.
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  • Central traffic hub of Kyoto. Good food hub too, and the night view of the building is not too shabby 
  • Looking down from the coffee shop on the mezzanine on the North, Osaka Station are in the same structure. This means that secure here and create a large, broad Plaza under high semicircular roof, rain in the storm. This is big difference and JR Tokai. Tokai is built on twin high-rise buildings. JR series signed the foreign hotel, Marriott and there are hotels of all our hotel is close to Tokai is the another was only. Railway enthusiasts from Kyoto station to Jr, where constant you want. Kyoto station building is the most optimal structure.
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