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Kyoto Station Building Information

The Gateway to Kyoto
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!

*All Photos courtesy; Kyoto Station Building

On August 16, with the opening of the Daimonji Gozan Okuribi Send-off Fire ritual, the sky walk and the big sky square in the Kyoto Station Building will be closed to the public from 19:00-20:30.

''Curious George''
in Kyoto Station Building

August 4 - 23
Hours: 10:00-20:00

The long-loved internationally-popular American picture book series, ''Curious George,'' is coming to the Kyoto Station Building!

Along with the ''Curious George Exhibition'' held at Museum ''EKi'' KYOTO in the JR Kyoto Isetan Department Store, there will be an event in front of the Kyoto Station Building Information Center. Come and meet Curious George in images, picture books and video.

Don't forget to join the ''Look for hiding George in the Kyoto Station Building''! George will be hidden in different poses at a variety of locations throughout the entire station building.

''Curious George Exhibition'' at Museum ''EKi'' KYOTO
August 4 - September 2
Hours: 10:00-20:00 (last entry: 30 min. before)

Admission: Adults 800 yen (incl. tax)
Hosted by: Museum ''EKi'' KYOTO, NHK Kyoto Broadcasting Station, NHK Plan Net, Kinki INC.
Supported by: NBC Universal Entertainment Japan LLC
Production cooperation with: NHK Promotions Inc.


Originally made to celebrate the 50th anniversary since the LEGO® brick's arrival in Japan and the 15th anniversary of the Kyoto Station Building, this special LEGO® model was completed in 2012.

LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2013 The LEGO Group.

The LEGO Group based in Denmark was established in 1932 by the Ole Kirk Kristiansen. The first LEGO® set was sold in Japan in 1962 and soon became an essential item which has entertained Japanese children and people for over 50 years and helped nurture their creativity through playing. Come and see this extraordinary one-of-a-kind Kyoto Station Building model now showcased at the East Square of the building.

Savor 9 outstanding regional Ramen styles at Kyoto Ramen Koji
Until Aug. 31

Shirakaba Sansou
"Shirakaba ramen salad 650 yen

Chilled Chinese noodles (soy sauce or sesame miso) 1,000 yen

Bannai Shokudo
Chinese-style chilled ramen 840 yen (regular)/990 yen (large)

Higashi Ikebukuro Taishoken
Special mixed noodles 900 yen

Hakata Ikkousha
Chilled ramen in fish broth 930 yen (regular)/1,080 yen (large)

Toyama Black Men-ya Iroha
Chilled red hot dandan noodles 980 yen

Reimen chilled noodles 800 yen

Saishoku Ramen Kinsei
Chilled noodles with shrimp and salt wonton 850 yen

Ramen Todai
Spicy ramen with Kujo green onions 950 yen

CAFE Chasen
Chasen tower of sweets 1,728 yen

Open daily: 11:00-22:00 (L.O. 21:30); Kyoto Station Bldg. 10F
South Side of Daikaidan (Big Stairway)

Graphical Illumination PLUS
on the Big Stairway

The Kyoto Station Building will be romantically illuminated using special effects, together with approx. 15,000 LED lights, on the main stairway (125 steps) featuring special graphical images along with elegant music. Enjoy the artistic seasonal illuminations of Kyoto.

Welcome message: From 17:00
Special illumination: 19:00-22:00
*Illumination time varies depending on the season

Gozan-no Okuribi

Orihime (Vega) & Hikoboshi (Altair)

For more details, visit the website:

Kyoto Station Building Information by PDF

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