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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
Illumination Fantasy 2019

November 15 FRI to March 28 SAT, 2020

The Kyoto Station Building and nearby areas will be romantically adorned with illuminations featuring ''flowers'' and ''red'' along with delightful music.

22-meter Giant Christmas Tree at Muromachi Koji Square
Nov. 15-Dec. 25 10:00-22:30

The giant Christmas tree, the Station Building's representative winter symbol, will appear with its new 2019 design in front of the big stairway! Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Kyoto and Boston, the Christmas tree this year will be gorgeously decorated with Bostonthemed flowers and music.

Tokimeki Project -Art-
Eki-mae Square (in front of Kyoto Station Building, around the bus terminal) will be full of lights and music. Porta's illuminous entertainment, ''Aqua Fantasy'' will welcome you to a fantastic world of light and water.

Skyway ''SKYLINE''

Redesigned 2019!

45 meters above the ground, the Skyway is a passage connecting the Kyoto Station Building from west to east. The Skyway will become a ''SKYLINE'' with illuminations.

East Square ''LUNA GARDEN''

Redesigned 2019!

Around the Gazebo in the East Square will be an elegant night-time illumination.

* All photos are from past years.

Kyoto Station Eki Bldg. Marché
Nov. 16 & 17 14:00-20:00

Join a fun Marché and find pretty and organic items. Live 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.

*Photos from the previous event

''Station Piano''
-Revive a used piano!
Until November 30

By arranging pianos in public spaces, anyone is welcome to enjoy playing them. Try playing the piano, enjoy a tune and feel happy!

Kyoto Station Building 2F West Square (in front of the West Ticket Gate of JR Kyoto Station)

*Playing time per person will be limited.

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.

Autumn foliage

Christmas tree

*Images from last year.

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Kyoto Station Building Information by PDF

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