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In 2017, Kyoto Station Building will mark its celebratory 20th anniversary!
Dining, shopping, cultural experiences and fun events - Kyoto's gateway is always open to everyone.

*All photos courtesy; Kyoto Station Building

Celebrate a Special Christmas at the Kyoto Station Building

Christmas Illumination 2017!
22-meter Giant Christmas Tree at Muromachi Koji Square (4th Floor)
Until Dec. 25,10:00-22:30

Christmas tree from last year

The giant Christmas tree, the Station Building's representative winter symbol, will appear with the new 2017 design in front of the big stairway!

''TOKIMEKI'' Winter Illumination
The Kyoto Station Building and companies based in the surrounding area will work together on a new illumination project. The entire area will be illuminated with various forms of lighting techniques to welcome visitors with a magical and beautiful atmosphere.

*Photo is a sample image.

Dec. 24 & 25: ''Christmas'' themed illumination; Jan. 1 & 2: ''Rising Sun of the New Year'' themed illumination; Venues: In front of the ROHM building and North Square of the Kyoto Station Building.

Until Feb. 28: A Japanese taiko drum rock band group will perform their original music to celebrate the Station Building's 20th anniversary along with dynamic illumination at the open space in front of the Station Building; at 15 min. & 45 min. of every hour between 17:00 and 22:00.

Christmas Special Concerts 2017
Venue: Muromachi Koji Square (at the bottom of the big stairway)

Dec. 2
Hitomi Yaida Live Talk & Performance

Hitomi Yaida

Talk show: 13:00-14:00, Live performance: 14:00-14:30
Hitomi Yaida, a popular Japanese singer and song writer, will perform with the guitar.

Dec. 3, 10, 17
Special Christmas Concerts Produced by KBS Radio

Tomonosuke Setoyama

Part 1:
14:00-15:00, Part 2: 15:30-16:30
Kyoto's local singers and band groups will entertain you with their music! Tomonosuke Setoyama (Dec. 3), Shonen Yoshida (Dec. 10), supernoah (Dec. 17)

Dec. 9, 16, 23
Mini-Live Concert


Part 1:
from 13:00, Part 2: from 14:00
Mini-live concerts will be performed by a Kyotobased gospel group, Jazz band and more!
ALPHA STARS CHOIR (Dec. 9), Emiko Tada Trio with Chie Sugiyama & Takman Rhythm (Dec. 16), Amanogumi (Dec. 23)

IKEBANA Exhibition

This grand ''Ikebana Flower Arrangement Exhibition'' will welcome visitors at the gateway of Kyoto. Ikebana is one of Kyoto's leading art forms, known throughout the world -18 flower arrangement schools will present their splendid arrangements in the Station Building from the year-end through the New Year's holidays. Feel the Japanese spirit!

Dec. 30-Jan. 5
Venues: 1F main entrance space and the open space in front of the HOTEL GRANVIA KYOTO, Kyoto Station Building Information Center, SUVACO (Toki-no-Akari Square)

*Photos from last year

Take a Photo with Lovely Maiko using the ''eAR'' App

Just run the app and beautiful maiko will appear on the screen! See her greet you and perform her traditional dance whilst you capture photographs and videos. You can even create special images featuring yourself!

How to enjoy

1. Download the App ''Kyoto eAR'' with your devices.
2. Tap ''Maiko Photo''
3. If you wish to enjoy maiko photo or video, please set your GPS to ON.

For detailed instructions, please refer to the Kyoto Station website: www.kyoto-station-building.co.jp/ar_maiko/

*Photo is a sample image

Graphical Illumination Plus on the Big Stairway
The artistic graphical illumination on the big stairway (125 steps) has become even more beautiful and attractive this year with new graphical images and music to celebrate the Station Building's 20th anniversary. Enjoy the artistic seasonal illuminations of Kyoto.


Gasho (the New Year's celebratory word)

Welcome message: from 15:00
Special illumination: 17:00-22:00
*Illumination time varies depending on the season

For more details, visit the website: www.kyoto-station-building.co.jp/graphical_illumination

An Array of Internationally Popular Cosmetic Items at the JR KYOTO ISETAN

Directly connected to Kyoto Station, the JR KYOTO ISETAN offers everything you need. The Cosmetic Floor (2F) showcases the 20 popular brands from Japan and abroad, including ''CHANEL,'' ''SK-Ⅱ,'' and more. An array of natural cosmetic items available at ''Natural Cosme'' (3F), too! Visit our other floors for everything from the latest fashion to traditional crafts, Kyoto's traditional foods and our diverse selection of restaurants.

Open: 10:00-20:00
11F Restaurants: 11:00-22:00
7F-10F Open View restaurants: 11:00-23:00
Tel: 075-352-1111 Closed: Irregularly


An elegant space, and a feast for the eyes. The scintillating flavors of a master chef welcome you.

Open: 7:00-10:00; 11:30-15:00 (L.O.14:00); 17:00-22:00 (L.O.21:00); Phone: 075-344-8888 (Hotel); 075-342-5527 (Ukihashi) http://www.granviakyoto.com

30 SHOPS as of Jan, 2017
Kyoto Wi-Fi available at B2F and 11F

Convenient access from both JR & Subway Kyoto stations!
An array of all kinds of great shopping scenes. A wide variety of dining options on the 11F!

If you bring a receipt of more than 5,000 yen(excl. tax) to the B2F CUBE office, a special tumbler will be presented to the first 10 customers!!!

11F Gourmet Floor: 11:00-22:00 (L.O. 21:30); 1F, B1F KYO-MEIKA Souvenirs: 8:30-20:00; B2F Fashion: 10:00-20:00 (until 21:00 on Fri. & Sat.)
*Opening times vary depending on the shop.
Tel: 075-371-2134 ; http://en.thecube.jp

Porta Dining
Fantastic Food Mall with Excellent Choices

A great variety of dining options are gathered at this mall from Japanese, Chinese, Western dishes to fast food and cafes! Directly connected to Kyoto Station, this is the best place to spend your time while waiting for your next journey. Shops and bakeries for take-away food are also available! *Major credit cards accepted at all shops (incl. GINREN).

11:00-22:00 (morning from 7:30)
*Opening hours vary depending on the restaurant.
Tel: 075-365-7528 (English spoken)

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