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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

KYOTO Station Building
Gourmet Fair 2019
2.1 Fri.-2.28 Thurs

107 restaurants and cafes in Kyoto Station Building will join a big and fun special gourmet event! Collect Lucky Draw Tickets. Take part in the Lucky Draw and win great prizes!!

Heartful World Kyoto Station Building TRICK ART
February 1st to March 31st

Fun and entertaining trick arts appear around the Kyoto Station Building! The special two-dimensional paintings on the walls appear 3D coming to life in front of your very eyes! Try it yourself by taking photos with the art and share the hilarious outcomes with friends and family!

Look for the trick arts at:
Kyoto Station Building East Square, Ozora Square, Karasumakoji Square, Eki-mae Square (in front of the Kyoto Station Police Station), concourse of the CUBE and PORTA.

*Available hours of the trick arts depend on the venue.

Kyoto Station's Big Staircase Run-up Race
February 23rd (Sat) 10:30-15:30

Every year in February, the Big Staircase in the Station Building is full of competitors who will take part in this exciting race. About 80 groups, four members per group, try to ''run up'' the 171 steps to the top and compete for the fastest time. Don't miss this exciting winter event at the Kyoto Station Building and join to cheer the racers on!

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 main stairway (125 steps) is illuminated with approx. 15,000 LED lights, set along with elegant music. Enjoy the artistic seasonal illuminations of Kyoto.

Welcome Message: From 17:00
Illumination: 19:00-22:00
*Illumination time varies depending on the season.
*The illumination will not operate during special events.

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

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Directly connected to the Kyoto Station
-the best shopping experience ever

Directly connected to Kyoto Station, the JR KYOTO ISETAN offers everything you need from the latest fashion to Japanese sweets and teas produced by time-honored shops in Kyoto as well as fresh fruits, food, traditional crafts and popular cosmetic items. A variety of dining options, including Sukiyaki, Tempura, Sushi and Tonkatsu, await you! Tax-Free Service and currency exchange machine available for foreign customers.

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

Japanese Cuisine UKIHASHI

Breakfast: 7:00 - 10:00
Lunch: 11:30 - 15:00 (L.O. 14:00)
Dinner: 17:00 - 22:00 (L.O. 21:00)

Phone: +81-(0)75-344-8888 (Hotel)

26 SHOPS as of January, 2018
Kyoto Wi-Fi available at B2F, 1F, 2F and 11F

B2F fashion floor 11F Food Alley

Convenient access from both JR & Subway Kyoto stations! An array of all kinds of great shopping scenes: popular apparel brands, watch, bag and ladies shoes and even morning breakfast is available on the B2F! On the 11F, a wide variety of dining options await you!

11F Food Alley: 11:00-22:00 (L.O. 21:30); 2F Kyoto Souvenirs: 8:30-21:00; 1F Kyoto 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 cafes! Directly connected to Kyoto Station, this is the best place to spend your time while waiting for your next journey. Take-away food and breakfast service are also available at some places. *Major credit cards accepted at all places including GINREN and Alipay.

Cafe & Restaurant: 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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