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. Our Kyoto trip planner makes visiting Kyoto Station Building and other Kyoto attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Beautiful architecture of the station and hyper secure Unrivalled cleanliness one is in Japan Everything is well explained in English also to make your life easier
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  • Souvenir shops, food and drink, department stores, everything. The night view is also good. The station is also easy to use. As expected, Kyoto is a representative tourist destination in Japan.
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  • It is not a place to visit but a place of passage where you can find everything. To eat and it's good.
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