The Kyoto Prefectural Office, designed by Matsumuro Shigemitsu (1873-1937), is a wonderful building northwest of downtown.
It alludes to a French chateau in appearance, and was completed in 1904.
The main prefectural police building, which is modern and brutal, is across the street to the south.
Kyoto Prefectural Building
Nishi iru, Shinmachi
Tel: 075 411 5000
Prefecture Government Building