Kyoto Station

Notable Building in Kyoto Station & South Kyoto

The Kyoto Station building is a striking steel-and-glass structure – a kind of futuristic cathedral for the transport age – with a tremendous space that arches above you as you enter the main concourse. Be sure to take the escalator from the 7th floor on the east side of the building up to the 11th-floor glass corridor, Skyway (open 10am to 10pm), that runs high above the main concourse of the station, and catch some views from the 15th-floor Sky Garden terrace.

The station building contains several food courts, a foreign currency exchange shop, as well as the JR Isetan Department Store and the Kyoto Tourist Information Center.