“Worth a trip to the rooftop!”
Kyoto station is one my favourite stations in all of Japan. It has decent shopping and a few great restaurant floors with all sorts of yummy shops!
Taking a ride to the open rooftop of the station is worth it in itself. You get to the rooftop by a series of long escalators - giving you time to admire the interesting open-air architecture of the station. Once you reach the top, there is a very nice garden area, which is perfect for romantic dates or a free view of surrounding Kyoto. Definitely worth a visit if you are stopping by Kyoto station!
JR Kyoto Station
A huge terminal where you can also enjoy cuisine and shopping