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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

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++Siren++ @meganeeki - 2018-08-17
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++Siren++ @meganeeki - 2018-08-17
It hasn't even been a full month since I made this account and I already made 2k tweets? Tf is wrong with me

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Gabe B. @GabeBussiere - 2018-08-17
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mintyphantom @mintyphantom - 2018-08-17
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Daniel McCalla @Clidante_D - 2018-08-16
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ʍǝɥʇʇɐW 🖖🏻 @mjhall - 2018-08-16
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Adam Reeves @Reevothejojofan - 2018-08-15
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Girls V Guys Club @gvgclub - 2018-08-15
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Japan Trends @JapanTrends - 2018-08-15
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MajorHole @MajorHole - 2018-08-15
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The Healthy Bear @TheHealthyBear - 2018-08-15
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Christina @uravitysbakugou - 2018-08-14
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Christina @uravitysbakugou - 2018-08-14
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Yenni Vu @yenni_vu - 2018-08-14
Visited the Kyoto Tower today! It was a nice view, especially seeing the sun going down! 😊
This is a photo at eveni… https://t.co/41JCjOgBvk
i stan kirishima natsuya @otakufish07 - 2018-08-14
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mon。 @onlaymon - 2018-08-14
went to kyoto tower records today and got sekai countdown albums 😍 https://t.co/vfD1Lhh52W
what the heck is happening in voltron @otakufish07 - 2018-08-14
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☆京都が好き☆ @kyotoliker - 2018-08-14
Kyoto Tower [Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto]
Height is 131m, the highest building in the city of Kyoto.
Monika @Monika_31 - 2018-08-13
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くれいじーЯyoya @crazylazy0902 - 2018-08-12
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ヤマギシコウ @k_ym9s - 2018-08-12
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#写真 #art #photography

#camera #olympus… https://t.co/8BViy1huSD
紅姫 「NINTH PHASE#01 PHENOMENON」福岡 8/19 @prissunwind - 2018-08-12
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紅姫 「WEARING HUMAN SKIN」仙台 8/11-12 @prissunwind - 2018-08-12
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DEVESH GANGELE @DEVESHGANGELE - 2018-08-11
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Daphnée Denis 💃🏽 @daphneedenis - 2018-08-11
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Davey Young @SecondUtensil - 2018-08-11
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JOY🖤의진 @EuijinBigfloUNB - 2018-08-11
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SNOOBY(でつ) @ おきみやげ @S_SNOOBY - 2018-08-11
@Allen286_CN yes!! in Kyoto!
The building name is Kyoto Tower!!
☆TravellerNyan☆ @RosyNyan - 2018-08-11
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Elliott Christ @elliottchrist - 2018-08-10
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Eshy Gazit @eshygazit - 2018-08-10
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Karen Karch @KarenKarch - 2018-08-10
➖ Last Spring we traveled to Japan ➖ 1st visit ever ➖ Tokyo & then Kyoto [to attend the LV cruise show]. So much i… https://t.co/Xd3oUznNNN
KoiKota @KoiKota - 2018-08-10
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Richard Kershaw MW @RichardJKershaw - 2018-08-10
Some R & R on top of Tower Kyoto before our customer tasting yesterday afternoon. @ Kyoto, Japan https://t.co/7z3YiBlnSP
ilovedabing 💁🏻‍♀️ @ornozadorno - 2018-08-10
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Opening Hours
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Price / Entrance Fee
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Access / Public Transport
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Related Links
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Address / Location
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Recommended
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