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Kyoto Station Building Information

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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!

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Experience Traditional Japanese Theatre
Welcome to the Noh & Kyogen World
Aug. 25 - Sept. 21

Photo from last year

Panel exhibition depicting the history of Noh and Kyogen theatre plays along with their masks and other Noh items will be displayed.

Time: 10:00-20:00
Venue: In front of the Kyoto Station Building Information Center
In cooperation with Katayama Family Nohgaku Kyo-mai Preservation Foundation
-Panel Exhibition featuring history of Noh, structure of Noh stage, Noh and Kyogen performers, Noh theatres in Kyoto, and more.
-Real Noh masks, musical instruments and costumes will be displayed.

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. Particularly, they focus on the works of artisans who embody this philosophy and, in turn, have come to represent the Kyoto way of life.

TAKIGI NOH at the Kyoto Station Building
Sept. 2

A rare opportunity to experience the world of a Noh theatre play against the backdrop of Kyoto Station's grand building structure and night sky view.

Time: 18:30-20:00 (TBA)
*Cancelled in case of bad weather.
Venue: 4F Muromachi Koji Square
Admission: Free (limited number of seats)


Originally made to celebrate the 50th anniversary since the LEGO® brick's arrival in Japan and the 15th anniversary of the Kyoto Station Building, this special LEGO® model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

Sept. 15-29
Don't miss checking out the mannequins presenting cute and stylish fashion coordination for this autumn placed all around the JR Kyoto Isetan, The CUBE and Porta.

Photo from last year

Sept. 15
Bring your receipt (500 yen or over) given at any of the shops taking part in the EKI COLLECTION Fashion Festival, and have fun taking a cute & stylish photo and animations of yourself with the #MirroSnap!

Sept. 30 12:00-17:00 (limited number)
Photo shoot by professional photographer A professional photographer will take a photo of you at the special booth in front of the Information Center (2F); Show your receipt given at shops mentioned above.

International Sister City Festival in Kyoto Station Building

Sept. 16-Dec. 25
This year marks the celebratory 60th anniversary since Kyoto City made a sister city relationship with Paris, France. Various fun events featuring ''Paris, France'' will be held during the ''International Sister City Festival in Kyoto Station Building.''

Sept. 16-Oct. 31
Sixty Years of History between Kyoto City and Paris
The history of the friendly relationship between Kyoto and Paris will be introduced with a panel exhibition.
Venue: Sky Walk

Oct. 8
France Music Festival
Music concerts and performances related to Paris will be presented.
Venue: 4F Muromachi Koji Square

Graphical Illumination PLUS
on the Big Stairway

The Kyoto Station Building will be romantically illuminated using special effects, together with approx. 15,000 LED lights, on the main stairway (125 steps) featuring special graphical images along with elegant music. Enjoy the artistic seasonal illuminations of Kyoto.

Welcome message: From 17:00
Special illumination: 19:00-22:00
*Illumination time varies depending on the season

Choyo-no Sekku Ceremony

Autumn Full Moon

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