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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 BIFU
''The World of Kyoto Cuisine''
May 1st-30th: 10:00-19:00

In front of the Kyoto Station Bldg. Information Center



As the eternal capital of all Japanese culture, Kyoto has developed its unique culinary culture throughout the history. May 1st will mark a very special occasion as the new era, ''Reiwa,'' heralds on the day as the new Emperor ascends. Learn and experience the world of Kyoto cuisine this month.


Panel Exhibition
History and transition of food culture of Kyoto
The Five Major Culinary Tradition of Kyoto
Kyo Yasai Vegetables, and more


''Ikamaryu Shiki Bocho'' Court Knife Ceremony Demonstration
May 26, from 13:00




''Shiki Bocho'' is a traditional Japanese ceremonial knife performance. On the day, the Iemoto master of the Ikamaryu Shiki Bocho who wears ceremonial costume will perform an incredible knife skills and complete the complicated auspicious-arranged style.


About KYOTO BIFU
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.






LEGO®
''KYOTO STATION BUILDING MODEL''


Originally made to celebrate the 50th anniversary since the LEGO® brick's arrival in Japan and the 15th anniversary of the Kyoto Station Building, this special LEGO® model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







Kyoto Station Building Concert Series

*In case of rain, the event will be held in front of the Kyoto Station Building Information Center.







May4-6
KYOTO SHUYU ACOUSTICFES

4th 11:30-17:15, 5th 11:00-17:20, 6th 10:00-17:45 at Eki-mae Square Centered on the local Kyoto band, ''flat b,''various musicians and bands will perform together, imparting their vibrant energy on Kyoto.


May 12
KYOTO BAND MUSIC LEAGUE SPRING CONCERT

12:00-16:30 at Muromachi Koji Square
A music concert by the bands from Kyoto's Light Music League will be performed.


May 16
HEIAN FUREAI CONCERT

12:30-13:15 at Muromachi Koji Square
The Kyoto Prefectural Police Band will perform fun music along with the Color Guard team.


May 19
KYOTO BRASS BAND SPRING CONCERT

13:00-16:00 at Muromachi Koji Square
Local brass bands consisting of workers and citizens of Kyoto will play together.


May 25
KYOTO HIGH SCHOOL BRASS BAND FESTIVAL

11:30-16:30 at Muromachi Koji Square
Brass bands of high school students from Kyoto Pref. preform lively music.


May 26
KYOTO JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL BRASS BAND CONCERT

11:00-16:00 at Muromachi Koji Square
Brass bands of junior high school students from Kyoto Pref. preform uplifting music.







Kyoto Station Eki Bldg. Marche
May 18 & 19: 12:00-18:00






Join a fun Marche and find pretty and organic items. Fun live 12:00-18:00 music will welcome and entertain visitors, too.

Venue: East Square of the Kyoto Station Building (around the Gazebo)
*In case of rain, held at Kita Piloti, next to the east square.

*Photo from the previous event





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: 16:00-22:00
*Illumination time varies depending on the season.
*The illumination will not operate during special events.



Aoi Festival (May 6-15)


Water Lily (May 16-31)


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





JR KYOTO ISETAN
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
kyoto.wjr-isetan.co.jp




HOTEL GRANVIA KYOTO
Japanese Cuisine UKIHASHI



OPEN
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)
http://www.granviakyoto.com



The CUBE
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)
http://www.porta.co.jp






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