Kyoto Station, the gateway to Kyoto as an international city of culture and tourism, is one of Japan's leading terminal buildings consisting of a large train station, a hotel, a department store, commercial facilities, cultural facilities, parking lots, and plazas.
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Kyoto Station, the gateway to Kyoto as an international city of culture and tourism, is one of Japan’s leading terminal buildings consisting of a large train station, a hotel, a department store, commercial facilities, cultural facilities, parking lots, and plazas. Visitors can enjoy shopping and dining experiences with a full lineup of products and services. In addition, the grand atrium space and the “Graphical Illumination Plus at the Big Staircases,” which decorates the 171-step dynamic staircase with seasonal illumination, will certainly enchant visitors
Kyoto is the Gateway to History” – the main concept behind the design of the Kyoto Station Building.
The architect is Hiroshi Hara, who also designed the Tasaki Museum of Art, the Umeda Sky Building, and the Sapporo Dome. The gate, the symbolic entrance, is located on Karasuma Street and Muromachi Street, incorporates the grid structure of the Heian-kyo period, the time when Kyoto was the national capital. The central concourse is a terrace resembling a valley extending from east to west, with a glass and metal atrium in the center which creates a magnificent interior space that reflects the sky and an exterior that blends in with the sky.
The present Kyoto Station Building is the 4th generation station building.
The first Kyoto Station was made of stylish red-bricks and was called “Shichijo Stensho (station)”. The second station was a two-story Renaissance-style building made of Japanese cypress and the third station was a modern two-story reinforced concrete building (some parts were eight stories high).
A full-scale shopping area directly connected to Kyoto Station where you can find everything you need in the way of clothing, food, and household goods. A large department store located on the west side of Kyoto Station Building, which is easily accessed by the various train lines leading to Kyoto Station. From the 2nd basement floor to the 11th floor, stores selling various items such as fashion, cosmetics, gourmet food, and crafts are all gathered here. In particular, there are many stores selling Kyoto's famous products, Japanese sweets, Japanese items, and more, so it is the best place to look for gift items from Kyoto. The restaurant area on the 11th floor features restaurants specializing in Japanese cuisine such as sukiyaki, tempura, and sushi.
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Hotel Granvia Kyoto is an integral part of the JR Kyoto Station Building Complex,the visually striking architectural masterpiece which also includes a department store, museum, musical theater, and a vast underground shopping mall. From this convenient location, hotel guests have direct and easy access to and from Kansai International Airport and major metropolitan destinations across Japan including Osaka, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagoya, and Fukuoka.
Porta is one of the largest underground shopping malls in Kyoto, directly connected to Kyoto Station, with about 130 stores, including fashion and dining.
In the East Area, you will find “Porta Kitchen,” where a variety of shops offer freshly prepared gourmet food items for take-out as well as the “Kyokonomi” area which specializes in confectionery for both souvenirs and daily use.
“Porta Dining" in the West Area offers variety of restaurants, offering a wide selection of dining and drinking choices.
Famous ramen shops from all over Japan are lined up in the Kyoto Station Building!
The Kyoto Theater which offers entertaining plays, musicals, and concerts, is located on the east side of the Kyoto Station Building.
“Washoku Koji” is on the second floor of the “Kyoto Theater” area on the east side of the Kyoto Station Building where there are three restaurants offering different kinds of Japanese cuisine. On the 7th floor, “AWA DINING COLLET” where you can enjoy champagne, awaits you. Not only those who come to enjoy entertainment at the theatre but all tourists are heartily welcomed.