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Central Station. Kyoto. Japan
Japan

Kyoto Station is a major transportation hub in western Japan, and it is housed in one of Japan’s biggest buildings. Besides the station itself there are numerous shops, restaurants and other facilities in the Kyoto Station Building. This article will familiarize you with the general layout of the station itself and its train lines, so that when it is time for you to catch your train, you can do so calmly, quickly and with ease.

The Kyoto Station (京都駅, Kyōto-eki) building was constructed on the 1200th anniversary of the capital's foundation in Kyoto. It was opened to the public in 1997 and stands in perfect contrast to many foreign tourists' image of Kyoto as the capital of traditional Japan.

The building's futuristic design and atmosphere was conceived by the Japanese architect Hara Hiroshi. Hara's design attempts to convey historical Kyoto through a modern aesthetic. The station's large main hall with its exposed steel beamed roof, called the Matrix, is meant to reflect both the structure of the station and the grid like layout of Kyoto's street network. Hara also designed the Umeda Sky Building in Osaka.

Copyright: Luis Davilla
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Taken: 18/03/2017
Uploaded: 19/03/2017
Updated: 06/01/2019
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Tags: architecture; asia; building exterior; built structure; façade; glass - material; horizontal; jr kyoto station; japan; japanese culture; kyoto city; kyoto prefecture; new; no people; photography; rail transportation; railroad station; station; steel; transportation; travel destinations; umeda
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