Kyoto Station


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In 1997, a little over 1,200 years after the city was founded, Kyoto got a grand new station, just a few blocks away from the site of Rashomon, the original entrance gate to the city. Architect Hiroshi Hara’s creation is futuristic and rugged; in other words, the antithesis of Kyoto. The protests have subsided as Kyoto-ites have learned to live with, or love, this steel-and-glass giant, with a theatre, hotel and department store.

Kyoto Shortlist

Review updated October 2009


Karasuma Dori, Shiokoji-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto

Transport Kyoto Station (JR, Karasuma, Kintetsu lines).

Telephone 075 352 5441

Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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