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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

Join Kyoto Station Building HALLOWEEN 2019!!

Oct. 1-31
Halloween Special Photo Spo

*Photos are sample images.

A special photo shooting stage will be set up during the event period. Enjoy taking photos with pretty Halloween settings!

*Bring your own camera for the photo shooting.

At the Kyoto Station Building Information Center

Oct. 26
Street Performance Entertainment

At the Eki-mae Square

International Sister City Festival 2019 in Kyoto Station Building
The International Sister City Festival is held every year in September, the birth month of the Kyoto Station Building when ''Sister Cities'' of Kyoto throughout the world are featured annually. This year marks the celebratory 60th anniversary since Kyoto City made a sister city relationship with Boston, in the USA. Various fun events featuring Boston will be held during the festival.

Sept. 14 (Sat.) - Oct. 31 (Thur.)
Panel Exhibition

The history of the friendly relationship between Kyoto and Boston will be introduced with approx. 100 panels along the Sky Walk on the 10th floor.

Oct. 13 (Sun.) 14:00-17:00
USA Music Festival

Free of charge
Music concerts and performances related to Boston and the USA will be presented at the Muromachi Koji Square on the 4th floor.

Kyoto Station Eki Bldg. Marché x Marché de Maman
Oct. 19 & 20; 11:00-17:00

Popular ''Kyoto Station Eki Bldg. Marché'' will collaborat with ''Marché de Maman,'' a fun marché organized by mothers of little children. A variety of handmade items and children's clothes are available as well as interesting workshops. 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

Take a pleasant walk through the Skyway!
Above 45 meters from the ground, the Skyway is a passage connecting the Kyoto Station Building from west to east. View of the north side of the city and Kyoto Tower from the passage is stunning.

Open: 10:00-22:00

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.

Jidai Matsuri Festival (Ryoma Sakamoto)


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Gourmet Recommendation
This Month

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

Kyo-no Bonsai (Matcha parfait) 1,300 yen

8F, South side of the big staircase
10:00-20:00 (Lunch: 11:00-14:00, L.O. 19:30)

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