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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

"Takigi Noh" Open-air Noh theatre at Kyoto Station Building
Experience Traditional Japanese Theatre
Welcome to the Solemn World of Noh

Sept. 1 SUN
4F Muromachi Koji Square
Free of Charge

The oldest style of Japanese theater still practiced today, tracing its origins back over six hundred years, noh is a highly stylized, ritualistic combination of narrative music and dance with actors donning rich costumes and masks to portray their roles.

Noh is usually performed on the stage inside, however, Noh also takes place at night on a stage set outdoors lit with torches called Takigi Noh (lit. noh by firelight) and only selected noh pieces are performed. This month, a special opportunity will make an appearance at the Kyoto Station Building: three special pieces will be performed at the Takigi Noh stage. Experience the solemn world of noh on the stage at the contemporary Kyoto Station Building.

*The event will not be cancelled in case of rain but will be cancelled if the weather is stormy.
*Photos are sample images.

Sept. 14 (Sat.) -30 (Mon.)
EKI collection Showroom

*Photo from last year.

Mannequins presenting the latest and stylish fashion coordination for this autumn are placed at various locations around the JR Kyoto Isetan, The CUBE and Porta as if it's a large "Showroom." Discover your favorite fashion coordination for this autumn from Kyoto.

Sept. 21 (Sat.)
Discover and Meet a Brighter 'Yourself'

Customers who purchase 5,000 yen (incl. tax) or more at participating shopping facilities can receive specialist consultation and learn how to make yourself even more fashionable and stylish. Join the event and 'upgrade' yourself!

-Personal Color Consultation at JR Kyoto Isetan Dept. Store
-Face Form Consultation at The CUBE (concourse on the 2nd basement floor)
-Bone Figure Consultation at Porta (north of Porta Plaza)

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.

Sept. 14 (Sat.)
Boston & USA Evening Live

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.

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.


“Uguisu” Japanese warbler on the card

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Gourmet Recommendation
This Month

Kyoto Vegetables Dining Sepporai
Enjoy a variety of dishes using seasonal fresh vegetables in a traditional Kyoto machiya style relaxing atmosphere. Seasonal sets and courses full of Kyoto vegetables are also worth checking out.

1F of the east side of the Station Building, by the KYOTO Gekijo Theatre
11:00-23:00 (L.O. 22:30)

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

Parfaits for take-away! (14:00-19:00)

8F, South side of the big staircase
10:00-20:00 (Lunch: 11:00-15:00, L.O. 19:30)

Try authentic Japanese at
Washoku Koji
On the 1F and 2F on the east side of the Kyoto Station Building (in the Kyoto Gekijo Theatre zone), four Japanese restaurants await you. Whichever you try, authentic, seasonal and relishing Japanese specialties will satisfy your palate and eyes.


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.

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