Kyoto Station is a big building, where platforms are divided into three different parts.The shinkansen platforms
on the 2F and 3F on the Hachijo Side ( South Side), this consists of a big hall with a main central entrance (The Shinkansen Central Gate) and 4 platforms :
- Platforms 11 and 12
: boarding for trains to Nagoya
- Platform 13 and 14
: boarding for trains to Shin Osaka
and Hakata ( Fukuoka)The JR Lines platforms
are on the 1F. The main Central Gate, on the North side, also called the Karasuma side, give access to platforms 0, 30, 31, 32, 33. To go to the other train platforms (2 to 10) you will have to use the 2F walkway.