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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

Experience the Gion Festival in the Kyoto Station Building!
The Gion Festival is one of Japan's three largest festivals and the most representative summer event of Kyoto. Exhibits and a mini concert featuring music from the Gion Festival will provide great opportunities to learn about Kyoto's most impressive and historical festival.

Lantern Exhibition by the Information Center (2F)
July 3rd-31st: 10:00-20:00

Valuable traditional Chochin lanterns from local communities, essential decorative elements of the Gion Festival, and amulets distributed to people will be exhibited.

Miniature Floats & Panel Exhibition at West Square (2F)
July 3rd-31st: 10:00-20:00

Yama and Hoko floats are major highlights of the festival. 33 miniature floats will be displayed as well as explanatory panels about their history, and structures.

Gion Bayashi Mini Concert at 1F Eki-mae Square
July 6th: From 13:00 / 14:30 / 16:00

The ''Kon-chiki-chin'' sound of the Gion Bayashi music make the feeling of the Gion Festival even more festive! Enjoy live Gion Bayashi music played by the Minami Kannon Yama Community members.

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 new and traditional. Particularly, they focus the works of artisans who embody this philosophy and, in turn, have come to represent the Kyoto way of life.

''Hinyari'' Cool Down Festival
July 14th & 15th: 12:00-18:00
At Eki-mae Square (in front of the Hotel Granvia Kyoto)
Cool down and have fun with special attractions and games featuring water and ice at the Kyoto Station Building!

A large 7-meter Ice Slider!

Water pistol shoot out game!
Live ice carving performance!
Balls & balloon scooping games!

*Limited to first 300 people each.
Windchime making workshop!
Try ''Uchimizu'' water sprinkling!
*Children dressed in yukata (summer kimono) will receive a special gift!

KYOTO RAMEN KOJI's is a great destination for Ramen lovers! Nine locally loved Ramen from around Japan & a Matcha cafe come together. Don't miss their special summer menu served only during July & August!!

Chilled Dandan-men Spicy Ramen 880 yen

Japanese-style Chilled Ramen 780 yen (Regular) / 930 yen (Large)

Special Maze-soba 900 yen
Limited quantity

Chilled Japanese Tsuke-men 1,000 yen

Summer Taiwanese Curry Ramen with mini rice 980 yen

Japanese-style Maze-soba 850 yen

KINSEI (Osaka)
Chilled Salt Ramen 850 yen
Limited quantity

RAMEN TODAI (Tokushima)
Spicy Onion Ramen 950 yen

Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen 950 yen

Summer ''Tamatebako'' Treasure Box 1,944 yen
Limited quantity

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 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.

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

Tanabata Star Festival

Gion Festival

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Gourmet Recommendation
This Month

TOKUBE's offers noodles and donburi rice bowls as well as a wide range of Kyoto dishes along with Kyoto's local sake and shochu.

2F of the east side of the Station Building, by the KYOTO Gekijo Theatre
11:00-23:00 (L.O. 22:30)

Unagi Teriyaki Eel Donburi Rice Bowl
(1,480 yen; tax exlc.)

FUKUNAGA 901's parfaits are gorgeous, photogenic, and of course, delicious! Colorful and beautifully arranged parfait of seasonal fruits will wow your audience and your palate. A variety of meal menu is also worth checking out.

8F, South side of the big staircase
10:00-20:00 (Lunch: 11:00-15:00, L.O. 19:30)

Photogenic parfaits!!
Yuzu Maki Batake
(1,400 yen)

Try authentic Japanese at
Washoku Koji
On the 1F and 2F on the east side of the Kyoto Station Building (in the Kyoto Gekijo Theatre zone), four Japanese restaurants await you. Whichever you try, authentic, seasonal and relishing Japanese specialties will satisfy your palate and eyes.

Convenient Facilities in the Kyoto Station Building
Make your travel in Kyoto easier and comfortable!

Coin Locker

A number of coin lockers are available at various locations in the Station Building. Visit the ''Locker Concierge'' and check the location online!

Crosta Kyoto Carry Service

Crosta Kyoto offers a convenient temporary luggage room and delivery service from Kyoto Station to accommodations in almost all areas of Kyoto City. Delivery service to Kansai International Airport Station or other locations is also available.
8:00-20:00 / Open every day

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