Kyoto Station Building, Shimogyo

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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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  • This train station seema like it is from the future. You can take an escalator up forever. We went all the way to the top and the views were amazing.  more »
  • Japan train stations are usually very busy and Kyoto is no exception. Signage is pretty good, lots of eating choices and helful JR staff. What made Kyoto stand out was the huge and colourful...  more »
  • Very impressive building. Pay attention to the stairs, they have scheduled animations on it. Many places to eat. There is a floor only Ramen places of different kinds. Highly recommend.  more »
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