Kyoto Station is a wonderful place to visit not just to catch a train, especially if the weather is not so good or maybe something to do in the evening.
A place made of glass and steel designed by architect Hiroshi Hara it is indeed impressive. It has so many shops and restaurants and I especially like to go down to the Cube shopping Mall for souvenirs.
Going upwards the station has a skyway tunnel which leads across the building with really good views.
The public plaza sometimes has musical events .
The famous stairway which is often festively illuminated.