Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, abounds with historical landmarks but its main train station is far from anything ancient. The station was built in 1997 and is definitely futuristic by its architectural design. The station deserves the Tokaido Shinkansen line and many of the subway lines of Kyoto. A large number of hotels surround the station which is also located next to a large Isetan shopping mall. Don’t forget to visit the Ramen floor where one can choose among 8 Ramen restaurants!
I wanted to go to Kyoto tower in the evening in the hope to get a nice view of the city by night but I was unfortunately 4 minutes late to buy my ticket. (Closed at 9:30 I think!). I ended up walking around the tower and the train station, Kyoto-Yodobashi.