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Kyoto Station Building Information

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.

*Photos courtesy; Kyoto Station Building

Meet Kyoto's traditional crafts
Kyoto's Traditional Industry Day 2017
''Kyo-mono Machi-naka Gallery''

Mar. 2 - 30

*Closed on Mar. 1

The spring equinox day in March (March 20th this year) has a special meaning in Kyoto. It is the day of the ''Traditional Industry Day.'' A variety of events and exhibitions are organized around the day which showcases Kyoto artisan's highly skilled techniques.

Kyoto Saryo is one of the venues for the event and exhibits a wide range of traditional craft items. The first half of exhibition features young generation artisans who inherit spirit and techniques of craftsmanship of Kyoto. The latter half introduces the works by middle-career artisans who are chosen as a ''Craftsmen for the Future'' by the Kyoto City.

Cups ''Cho-Ju'' by Tamikazu Hayashi

Flower pots by Madoka Wakunami

Cherry petal-shaped vessels by Osamu Okada

Exquisite green tea & seasonal Japanese sweets
Take a Break & Discover Souvenirs at Kyoto Saryo
Have fun choosing various kinds of wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets) from Kyoto's exclusive and traditional shops. Some of the teas and utensils used at the shop are available for purchase as well, and will make great souvenirs to take back home from your time in Kyoto!

Matcha green tea with your choice of wagashi: from 1,029 yen
Green tea ice cream: 617 yen
*All prices tax incl.

Basic Matcha Set (6,300 yen)

Kyoto Saryo Japanese Tea & Gallery
Gallery: 10:00-19:00; Cafe: 12:00-19:00 (L.O. 18:30)
2F of the Kyoto Station Building (next to the Station Building Information Center in the concourse)

Take a Photo with the Virtual Maiko with ''eAR'' APP
Wish to meet a beautiful maiko? Then, come to the Kyoto Station Building, and you will have a chance to glimpse the pretty figure of a maiko with this special App, ''eAR.'' Just run the app while you walk around the Kyoto Station, and a lovely virtual maiko will appear on the screen! Not only can you capture her in the photo, but you can even see her greet you and dance! What is more, you can join in the photo or video and can create special images with the maiko as a keepsake.

Venues: At various places in the Kyoto Station Buidling

Run the App and walk around the Kyoto Station building

With your mobile device, download the App ''Kyoto eAR.'' The App can be found at the App Store and Google Play
Start ''Kyoto eAR'' App and tap maiko photos on the screen.
Hold your device while you walk around the station building, and enjoy a moment with a lovely maiko!

Graphical Illumination ''PLUS''
on the Big Stairway

The artistic graphical illumination on the big stairway was began in 2012 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Kyoto Station Building. Now, after 5 years, the Kyoto Station Building is celebrating its 20th anniversary and the illumination has become even more beautiful and attractive with new graphical images and music. The main stairway (125 steps) is illuminated with approx. 15,000 LED lights along with elegant music. Enjoy the artistic seasonal illuminations of Kyoto.

Welcome message: from 16:00 (from 15:00 until Mar. 3)
Special illumination: 18:00-22:00 (17:00-22:00 until Mar. 3)
*Illumination time varies depending on the season

For more details, visit the website:

Kyoto Station Building 20th anniversary logo

Tetto & Scala

Hina ningyo dolls

Spring in Arashiyama

Food, Clothing, and Housing Items
All you need under one roof at the JR KYOTO ISETAN

Directly connected to Kyoto Station, the JR KYOTO ISETAN department store offers an array of shopping options - from the latest fashion to Kyoto specialties, traditional crafts, daily housing items - all the needs to fit your lifestyle. Our unique and diverse restaurant selections also welcome you. Helpful services for foreign customers are available (Tax-Free Counter and Automatic Foreign Currency Exchange Machines).

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

26 SHOPS as of July, 2016
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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