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Kyoto Tower

Travel Guide - Kyoto Tower

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The 131 meters-tall Kyoto Tower stands at the north side of JR Kyoto Station. The tower was built in 1964 as the center of Kyoto's industry, culture, and tourism. The design concept of Kyoto Tower is a lighthouse that illuminates the city of Kyoto.
From the observatory at 100 meters above the ground, visitors can enjoy the beautiful view of Kyoto City's grid-like street pattern and the mountains which surrounds Kyoto Basin. Even Osaka City can be seen from here on a clear day.
The nine-story building under the tower is called Kyoto Tower Building and serves as the foundation for the tower. The building houses a hotel, restaurants, and various shops that sell folk crafts and local foods. The building also houses a public bath in the basement floor. It is open from 7 a.m. and convenient for visitors who arrived at Kyoto in the early morning.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Tower: 9:00 - 21:00 *admission until 20:40
  • Public Bath: 7:00 - 20:00

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Observatory: 770 yen (General, Adult)
  • Observatory: 620 yen (Senior high student)
  • Observatory: 520 yen (Child)
  • Public Bath: 750 yen (General, Adult); 450 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 3 minutes walk from JR Kyoto Station

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 721-1, Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 600-8216

TweetsTweets

Angelwing @__Angelwing__ - 2019-04-19
A few of my favorite photos I took in Japan. The locations include Sky Tree Tower, Chion-in Sanmon in Kyoto, and An… https://t.co/1IGyBYnzMW
John Frost @JangoF76 - 2019-04-18
... Topped off with a trip to the Kyoto Tower 😊 (3/3) @ Kyoto Tower https://t.co/6Z3lasqPYA
Katsushika Tessai aka Golo @RiderVigore - 2019-04-18
Tokyo tower in the middle of night.

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Willem Hilhorst @Whilhorst - 2019-04-18
And also Kyoto Tower at night! https://t.co/KpaGhzfr4c
☆京都が好き☆ @kyotoliker - 2019-04-17
Kyoto Tower [Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto]
Height is 131m, the highest building in the city of Kyoto.
Andrea🍀 @allbluechan - 2019-04-16
Art latte reminds me of the Kyoto tower Pedal event, when we finally entered the café and I asked for my Manami lat… https://t.co/r27vEoHO7n
Sergio Cossio @scossio - 2019-04-16
View from Kodaiji temple. Kyoto tower on the background @ Kodaiji Temple - 高台寺 https://t.co/RVSyrOtlYB
farah @luvvpjm - 2019-04-16
HEHE look what I found at tower records here in Kyoto 🤩 unboxing tonight!!!!!! https://t.co/h8PnEfvUwr
farah @luvvpjm - 2019-04-16
randomly walked into tower records here in Kyoto, saw these & I just had to buy it hehehehe so here’s my first bund… https://t.co/nI4iACmn1w
farah in 🇯🇵 @luvvpjm - 2019-04-16
HEHE look what I found at tower records here in Kyoto 🤩 unboxing tonight!!!!!! https://t.co/h8PnEfvUwr
farah in 🇯🇵 @luvvpjm - 2019-04-16
randomly walked into tower records here in Kyoto, saw these & I just had to buy it hehehehe so here’s my first bund… https://t.co/nI4iACmn1w
Franky-D-Thanatos @Shi_N0_Gekai - 2019-04-15
@RogersBase Mugiwara store and ONE PIECE Tokyo Tower attractions 👌👌👌
Also i expect obligatory selfie in front of Nintendo at Kyoto 👀
Nick De Marco QC @nickdemarco_ - 2019-04-14
Kyoto radio tower from the station. Kyoto, Lomo LC-W 120. From my blog: https://t.co/myq9OIHxpJ #kyoto #japan… https://t.co/IX1tuewZhe
Where's Teddy Now? @YYCTed - 2019-04-14
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☆京都が好き☆ @kyotoliker - 2019-04-14
Kyoto Tower [Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto]
Height is 131m, the highest building in the city of Kyoto.
Bontenmaru @DokuganBAKA - 2019-04-13
Afterwards we went to the Tokyo Tower. It was so crowded and we decided to go up another day.
We haven’t seen that… https://t.co/2eQ235sM29
Do96ite @Do96ite - 2019-04-13
Ururaka: c'mon Deku show us all the pictures you guys took on your vacation!!
Deku: Haha well this is me and Kaccha… https://t.co/2cxjGkuJqh
Paul @PauloPanic - 2019-04-13
After scouring Tower Records in Tokyo, Kanazawa & Hiroshima, Kyoto came up with the goods as I finally got my hands… https://t.co/ucpP5p6G8D
Paul @PauloPanic - 2019-04-13
Kyoto by night including Kyoto tower, Kyoto station & more shots of the crazy LED staircase! 🇯🇵 #Japan #Kyoto… https://t.co/YNF9ebO7M4
Eliud @eliud_xyz - 2019-04-12
Kyoto Tower. https://t.co/xWT2L8YviS
The Vagabond @RhenTheVagabond - 2019-04-12
Kyoto tower at night

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ThumpForTrump @ThumpForTrump - 2019-04-12
@MikeDelMoro Could've proposed on top of the Eiffel Tower
Could've proposed on the bottom of the Grand Canyon
But c… https://t.co/Y9zJrRHnkz
⁚✞ ℛⅈℕ ᝪKႮℳႮℛᗅ 『奥村 燐』 @Satan_No_Musuko - 2019-04-12
@HeroicVibes 《 little and he smirked, tail wagging.

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Travel Photos by Andrew @travelphotos - 2019-04-11
I just discovered that I have this view from the top of my building. I’ll have to come to this spot with my tripod… https://t.co/Wj6czfZu8u
alexander straub 👍🇪🇺👍 @AlexanderStraub - 2019-04-11
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B❄️ @OnAFallingStar - 2019-04-10
Cute as free message booklet from tower records Kyoto. Man I always knew Kyoto was my home but didn’t know it was a… https://t.co/o80gH8Iw6U
aru切 @_aruki - 2019-04-10
@lyrerook ohhh!!! so it's like the permanent colors of the Kyoto Tower!!! aaaaaaa so niceeee ❤️❤️
liraru @ 日本2019 🌸✈️🇯🇵 @lyrerook - 2019-04-10
Staying in Kyoto is a little expensive in terms of accommodations, but I also get to see Kyoto Tower almost every d… https://t.co/o8igA9BP2y
⚡Zio⚡ @KACCHAN BIRTHDAY! 🎂💥 @sayurandeku - 2019-04-10
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AJ Sánchez @muditosanchez - 2019-04-09
Kyoto Tower Hotel https://t.co/rzhdqo1r6X
かほ🦄 @W____kh - 2019-04-09
OH! THIS IS KYOTO TOWER. https://t.co/hc9DVHwZ3F
かほ🦄 @W____kh - 2019-04-09
OH! THIS IS KYOTO TOWER. https://t.co/hc9DVHwZ3F
かほ🦄 @W____kh - 2019-04-09
OH! THIS IS KYOTO TOWER. https://t.co/hc9DVHwZ3F
Mar🌊 @searomantic - 2019-04-08
When bnha Twitter announced Bakudeku won the kyoto tower contest, it lighted up in green/orange. 3 DAYS LATER Horik… https://t.co/foV8AMLpcY
Mar🌊 @searomantic - 2019-04-08
When bnha Twitter announced Bakudeku won the kyoto tower contest, it lighted up in green/orange. 3 DAYS LATER Horik… https://t.co/foV8AMLpcY
Daniel Sofer @hermosawave - 2019-04-07
Tower and Bell: At Kiyomizu Temple in eastern Kyoto last night, looking at the bell (which we rang last New Years E… https://t.co/gar9j3VhIa

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Opening Hours
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Price / Entrance Fee
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