Kyoto station, a Japanese architectural gem 京都駅の建築

  • Published on : 11/05/2020
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Kyoto station, a modern gateway to the city

Kyoto Station is often the gateway for a trip to Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan. This huge glass building, modern and versatile, is one of the emblems of the city and, in addition to trains, stores, restaurants, hotels, and even a garden. The station and the entire district that surrounds it constitute a dynamic and important center in the heart of the city.

Les quais de la gare de Kyoto

Les quais de la gare de Kyoto

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Kyoto station also conceals its little secrets, ready to be revealed to those who wish to discover. After having climbed the large escalator heading west, the curious will discover the large staircase (the daikaidan) which begins on the 4th floor. It is at this level that a stage is installed for concerts or dance demonstrations. The staircase continues up to the 15th floor, where there is a refreshing open-air garden, the "Sky Garden".

From there, leads the "Skyway tunnel", a long glass and steel tube that connects the west to the east wing rewarding you with a beautiful view of the city and its mountains, day and night.

 

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Le grand escalier à l'ouest de la gare

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Gare de Kyotog

Le Skyway Tunnel

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