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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.

*All photos courtesy; Kyoto Station Building

Enter the magical world of Color and Light 2017

Christmas Illumination 2017!
A variety of special Christmas lightings will illuminate the entire Kyoto Station Building transforming it into a wonderful Christmas celebratory site. Come to the Station Building and spend a romantic time under the lights!

22-meter Giant Christmas Tree
at Muromachi Koji Square (4th Floor)
Nov. 18-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! The stage on which the tree stands will be illustrated by young artists and students from Kyoto expressing their feelings around the themes of ''gratitude'' and ''future.''

Other Illumination Spots

1F open space in front of the Station Building (photo from last year)

In addition to the giant Christmas tree, there will be many illuminated spots inside the Station Building: East Square on the 7th floor, Sky Walk (on the 10th floor, until 22:00), and the open space (between main bus terminal and the building) in front of the Station Building. As for this year's special, more illuminations and upgrades will be added in the East Square and the open space in front of the Station Building.

''TOKIMEKI'' Winter Illumination
The Kyoto Station Building and companies based in the surrounding area will work together on a new illumination project this year. The entire area will be illuminated with various kinds of lighting techniques to welcome visitors with a magical and beautiful atmosphere. Come and enjoy a wonderful stroll admiring the beautifully transformed Kyoto Station Building.

1F open space in front of the Station Building (photo from last year)
*Photo is a sample image.

Nov. 3, 11, 25
''Autumn Foliage of Kyoto'', lights of red will illuminate the Kyoto Tower, in front of the ROHM building, and North Square of the Kyoto Station Building.

Nov. 3-Feb. 28, 2018
BATI-HOLIC, the 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 sunset and 22:00.


''Ocha-no Kyoto''
Modern Tea Utensils
Oct. 28 - Dec. 7

At Kyoto Saryo, modern tea utensils (cups, bowls, plates for Japanese sweet and flower vases) designed to complements our everyday lifestyle and made by Kyoto's up-and coming artists will be exhibited. Displayed items can be purchased, too. The utensils are born from the inspiration of Oribe Fruta's manner, who was one of the famous tea masters and artists whose crafts are often quoted as expressing dynamism and a free spirit.

Tea bowl with flower pattern by Michi Fujita

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.

Autumn Leaves

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


Must-not-miss Autumn Exhibitions in Kyoto
Nov. 2-26, Time: 10:00-19:00

Venue: In front of the Kyoto Station Building Information Center

Kyoto National Museum celebrates its 120th anniversary this year. Their commemorative special exhibition, ''National Treasures: Masterpieces of Japan'' is being held this autumn, and the Kyoto Station Building will introduce this must-not-miss exhibition with introductory panels focusing on the museum’s history and highlights of the exhibition.

''Pine Trees in Snow'' by Maruyama Okyo (1733–1795);18th century; Mitsui Memorial Museum, Tokyo; *Exhibited at Kyoto National Museum (Oct. 31-Nov. 26)

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 contemporary and traditional.

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