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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

An outstanding piece of architecture from the inside with a series of majestic escalators taking you on a fascinating orientation of the building up one side then across the skyway and down the other embracing an auditorium.
If that’s not enough then just people watch the thousands that seem to traverse the area every hour.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Architecturally this station complex is beyond grand.

The shopping complex is huge and the eating opportunities are almost endless. No station "greasy spoon" places here. Locals come here to eat rather than passengers only.

The big staircase art installation with its led lights is a must see.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank rama1
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Our tour guide told us one arriving at Kyoto station that it was worth taking the escalators to the top before heading for our hotel so we obediently did so. Only this way can one take in the huge size of this station ( 13 floors) which was apparently rebuilt without disturbing the train traffic ( unthinkable elsewhere I believe) The views over Kyoto from the very top are amazing. The stairs are amazing too, we arrived in the evening and so they were lit up in a cherry blossom motive which was stunning. Even if one does arrive in kyoto by train it is worth coming here to take in this wonderful piece of architecture

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Hitchcock2
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

One of the most interesting train stations I’ve seen so far in Japan. It is constructed mainly with steel frames which can be admired best while going up or down the escalators leading or coming from the roof garden 12 floors up. Isetann shopping complex is connected seamlessly to the station building through the escalators or stairs.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AlejaNZro
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This is a very impressive piece of architecture. The building is huge and contains endless shops, cafes, restaurants: it is like a city. If you have time, explore the upper parts of the building, as the internal and external views are amazing. Well worth taking some time to explore.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
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