Kyoto station is a entrance of Kyoto city. It works as a hub station such as shinkansen, local lines, subway, bus and taxi. This station is a modern building. You would be suprised when arrived there. because you may expect Kyoto is a historical place, but kyoto station is a very modern building.
This huge terminal building is not just a train station, It has theater, hotels, restaurants, shopping complex etc. There is an underground shopping area also. Why don't you visit Sky park that is a rooftop to see a view of Kyoto city.