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Kyoto Station Building, Kyoto

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Built in a futuristic style to commemorate the city's 1200th birthday, Kyoto Station Building serves as one of the country's main transportation hubs. Though Kyoto remains best known for its traditional architecture, this high-tech attraction designed by Hara Hiroshi stands out as a clear deviation from that style. As you walk through the station, take note of the steel-beamed roof, aptly dubbed "The Matrix." Beyond the well-known architecture, this station serves a practical purpose, providing millions of locals and tourists with not only access to major transport lines, but also shopping mall, movie theater, hotel, and numerous local government offices. Our Kyoto trip planner makes visiting Kyoto Station Building and other Kyoto attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The design of the building is impressive and beautiful, especially inside. It's also very big. Like any other big train stations in Japan, it's a huge shopping mall with department store many... 
    The design of the building is impressive and beautiful, especially inside. It's also very big. Like any other big train stations in Japan, it's a huge shopping mall with department store many...  more »
  • I love your the station lot of shopping’s good restaurants cafés and bakeries. One day is not enough to explore this big station, There are so much things to do here and some of the best restaurants. 
    I love your the station lot of shopping’s good restaurants cafés and bakeries. One day is not enough to explore this big station, There are so much things to do here and some of the best restaurants.  more »
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  • One of the most impressive train station buildings by far. It is huge and from its top floor you have a beautiful view on the city of Kyoto. Come in the evening to enjoy the light show
  • One of the most impressive building I've ever seen in my life. The architecture is a marvel of human engineering. I highly recommend going to the upper deck, you'll get a great view of the Kyoto Tower !

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