Sunday, July 23, 2017
Day 1 Osaka/Kyoto/Kobe Trip 2017 - Kyoto Station
After a good afternoon nap, time for dinner. As it was our first time in Kyoto and being the first day and very tiring, we two old folks decided to wander around Kyoto Station (opposite our hotel). Kyoto Station was really huge and there's many malls(Isetan Shopping Mall, Porta underground dining, The Cube ). 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. source. And not to miss is Kyoto Tower that's beautifully lighted at night. The tower is just next to our hotel(Hotel New Hankyu Kyoto).