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Apple will open its first Kyoto store this Saturday

First Apple store in Kyoto opening August 25, 2018 (Source: Apple Newsroom)
First Apple store in Kyoto (Source: Apple Newsroom)
The first Apple store in Kyoto will open its doors to the public on August 25. This retail venue is located on Shijō Dori, the street that has been known as the city's main shopping corridor for almost five centuries. Back in 2003, Apple opened its first retail store outside the US in Tokyo.

Back in 2003, the Cupertino-based giant began its expansion into the global retail space by choosing Tokyo as the first city outside the US to get a specialized store for all things Apple. Now, Apple claims to be "in the midst of a retail expansion in the country, opening several new stores, and remodeling many others, in the coming years."

The new Apple store in Japan will open its doors to the public on August 25 in Kyoto, on Shijō Dori. This street, surrounded by many famous temples and shrines, has been the city's main shopping corridor for more than four hundred years already.

The architecture of the new Apple store is based on the local design and materials, featuring a translucent envelope inspired by Japanese lanterns for the upper levels, as well as a lightweight timber frame and special paper on the upper facade that have been inspired by the traditional Japanese houses.

At last, there is a multi-level atrium as well that is located in the center of the building and will offer free Today at Apple sessions on a daily basis. These sessions will focus on music, photography, coding, and more.

At the end of last month, Apple operated a total of no less than 504 retail stores in 24 countries — of which 271 are located in the US. The first such location opened its gates in Virginia on May 19, 2001.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-08-23 (Update: 2018-08-23)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.