Kyoto Racecourse

Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Kyoto Racecourse

A park-like racecourse opens to the city

In 2025, the Kyoto racecourse will celebrate its 100th anniversary since its opening in the current location.As a project to mark the occasion, a full renovation of the main stand was progressing with a plan to expand the existing stand structure. This would be the 5th stand renovation project since our first stand project completed in 1938, a masterpiece of our founder, Takeo Yasui. Along with Japan’s only pond situated in a racecourse, the energetic horizontal line of the façade facing the racecourse creates a sublime view. On the backside, a stepped garden terrace, designed with an exquisite curvature inherited from the first generation, and a wide canopy characterized by the hybrid structure of natural wood and steel welcome the visitors. The backside of the structure acts as a local landmark that presents a vibrant atmosphere, opening widely towards the city and its central station.
Open and comfortable spaces are provided according to its targets at each level, such as spaces in an authentic European style for guests and racehorse owners on the upper floors, where they could enjoy the race from the spacious lounge and balconies.

Sports and Recreational Facilities

Work data

Japan Racing Association
Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Steel structure
Number of floors
7 above-ground levels, 1 basement level
Total Floor Area
1938, 1971, 1980, 1999, 2023
Building Use
Design and supervision: JRA Facilities Co., Ltd., Yasui Architects and Engineers, Inc.
Photo Credit
Shinwa Co., Ltd. Hideaki Nagamine
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