August 1, 2002
The Sky Garden on the 12th floor has some nice views of the surrounding area as well as the station's central atrium. It is fun to see the thousands of young people traipsing about the stores, the Escher-like staircases, and the walkways. The station is basically an entertainment complex and a city in itself, which also includes a hotel, theater and amusement hall.
As you have some yen to spend, you will not starve at the station. The various areas within the station reportedly have over 100 places to dine, from high-end to fast food. Porta is the underground shopping mall with an accompanying food court. The Cube is a popular food court on the 11th floor of the Isetan department store.
From journal Bill in Japan - modern KYOTO