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Kyoto Station Building Information

The perfect complement to traditional Kyoto, the Station Building's modern design is not only the city's main transportation hub, but is home to a variety of amazing cultural, dining and shopping experiences. Enjoy futuristic facilities in the heart of the ancient capital!

*Photos courtesy; Kyoto Station Building

150 Years in Commemoration of the Meiji Restoration
Fushimi in Kyoto, the Town of Water, Sake and History

April 2-30

Venue: In front of the Kyoto Station Building Information Center
Panel Explanatory: About Fushimi Town, Toba-Fushimi Battle, Locations of pure spring water in Fushimi, All about Fushimi’s Sake (history, brewing process, 23 breweries)

Pleasant Jikkoku-bune boat ride along the sake breweries

To the south of Kyoto lies the picturesque area of Fushimi. Famed for its incredible sake production, pure waters and historical buildings, Fushimi offers so much more than one can imagine.

Traditional sake barrels

This month, KYOTO BIFU exhibition held at the Kyoto Station Building features the interesting history of Fushimi and its famed sake as well as the commemoration of the 150th year of the Meiji Restoration.

Choken-ji Temple

The Boshin Battle (January 1868-June 1869) was the battles which were fought between the former Tokugawa troop and the imperial powers which took side of the Meiji Government. The Toba-Fushimi Battle, which took place in Fushimi from January 27th to 30th in 1868 was the trigger of the larger Boshin Battle. The exhibition will focus on the Toba-Fushimi Battle and the secret of Fushimi's delicious sake with explanatory panels.

Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum

Referring to a way of life fundamental to Kyoto culture and nurtured by the city's artisans, the word ''Bifu'' can be translated to ''lovely ways'' or ''beautiful customs.'' The KYOTO BIFU exhibitions at Kyoto Station Building introduce ''Bifu'' in its various forms, both contemporary and traditional. Particularly, they focus on the works of artisans who embody this philosophy and, in turn, have come to represent the Kyoto way of life.

Take Photos with Lovely Characters ''Tetto & Scala''using the ''eAR'' App
Take photos and videos with Kyoto Station Building's cute mascot characters, ''Tetto & Scala''!

*Tetto & Scala image can be enjoyed outside the station building (i.e, at home, etc.) as well.

How to enjoy
1. Download the App ''Kyoto eAR'' with your devices.
2. Tap ''Tetto & Scala Image''

Graphical Illumination PLUS
on the Big Stairway

The artistic graphical illumination on the big stairway began in 2012 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Kyoto Station Building. The Kyoto Station Building will be romantically illuminated using special effects together with approx. 15,000 LED lights on the main stairway (125 steps) and special graphical images along with elegant music. Enjoy the artistic seasonal illuminations of Kyoto.

Welcome message: from 16:00
Special illumination: 18:00-22:00
*Illumination time varies depending on the season

Cherry Blossom in Gion Shirakawa

Cherry Blossom in Arashiyama

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At the KYOTO Theater, 4 Japanese restaurants featuring excellent Japanese specialties are awaiting you.

Experience authentic washoku Japanese cuisine at the entrance of Kyoto.
Yawaragi Bento (set meal with raw fish selection and salad, etc.): 1,680 yen
Nigiri-zen (hand-formed sushi) Set: 1,980 yen
*Menus and dishes are subject to change depending on the season; Tax, service fee excluded.
Open: 11:00-23:00 (L.O. 22:30); Tel: 075-342-5995; Kyoto Theater 2F

Yawaragi Bento

Kyoto Vegetables Dining Sepporai
Enjoy a variety of dishes using seasonal fresh vegetables in a traditional Kyoto machiya style relaxing atmosphere.
Assorted Seasonal Tempura: 918 yen
Ohara Gozen (set meal with vegetables, rice and Japanese soup): 1,620 yen
*Tax included.
Open: 11:00-23:00 (L.O. 22:30); Tel: 075-353-9565; Kyoto Theater 2F

Ohara Gozen

Many kinds of soba noodles and donburi are available at lunch time. For dinner, try Kyoto's local sake and shochu along with Kyoto-style dishes.
Ten-zaru Soba: 1,490 yen
Kyoto's Specialty Set (salad, tempura, rice and dessert, etc.): 3,240 yen
*Tax included.
Open: 11:00-23:00 (L.O. 22:30); *Lunch until 17:00 (L.O. 16:30); Tel: 075-352-3663; Kyoto Theater 2F

Kyoto's Specialty Set

Kyoto Kimura-ya Honten
Here, you can enjoy Kyoto cuisine, original Japanese dishes and also local dishes from the Kyushu area with delicious sake!
Sushi & Tempura Gozen: 1,450 yen
Shabu Shabu Course: from 1,900 yen
*Tax excluded.
Open: 11:00-24:00 (foods L.O. 23:00); Tel: 075-365-2000; Kyoto Theater 1F

Kimuraya Gozen Set

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