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Kyoto Tower

Travel Guide - Kyoto Tower


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


  • 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


土宜 昇月 @Shogetsu_doki - 2018-10-16
like it happened yesterday
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JpnScope @jpnscope - 2018-10-15
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Antony Mellone @Antony_Italy - 2018-10-14
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JUN TYPE III @JUN_TYPE_3 - 2018-10-14
Kyoto Tower after a long absence. When I was a college student I worked part-time here.

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Kirigiri (Midoricista) @Taihitoo - 2018-10-14
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Kirigiri (Midoricista) @Taihitoo - 2018-10-14
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Laura Espinoza @MissLE66 - 2018-10-14
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Michelle McCarthy @michelle_somm - 2018-10-14
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Mónica Molina @monica_molinab - 2018-10-14
Kyoto Tower
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fhdtokyo @fhdtokyo - 2018-10-14
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VR Bungee Jumping from Kyoto Tower


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victravel @j_adore_travel - 2018-10-14
清水寺周辺(near kiyomizu shrine)+三重塔( triple tower) This is kyoto😝
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_aya.favorite.tweet_ @hayatokun_16 - 2018-10-13
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miyu @ かっちゃんすごい 🎃 @redbeantofu - 2018-10-13
still can’t believe the kyoto tower lit up in bakudeku colours........ when will your otp ever
toshi @toshi47320557 - 2018-10-13
Everyday l see the scene

However for foreigners is it rare?

This is Kyoto station and Kyoto tower https://t.co/ymrcrb4m7P
Alex MARTIN @1alexmartin - 2018-10-12
📸Photo by @1alexmartin .
⛩🇯🇵 Kyoto Tower - Japan.
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And Beyond Tokyo @AndBeyondTokyo - 2018-10-12
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And Beyond Tokyo🗼 @AndBeyondTokyo - 2018-10-12
Kyoto tower is one of the only tall buildings in #kyoto, where you can look down upon the historic city. Have you n… https://t.co/dGMykIFo1e
Freedom & Lamen @Freedom_Lamen - 2018-10-12
The little shrine at Kyoto Tower with Tawawachan (mascot) (✿˘艸˘✿)
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Khalid Birdsong @khalidbirdsong - 2018-10-12
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m_yuk @__not_yet__ - 2018-10-12
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RobKendrew @rob_kendrew - 2018-10-11
When you step out of #Kyoto station, it is the #tower that greets you. Not quite the historical image of the ancien… https://t.co/gq37FPut4b
星川あさこ @asako_hoshikawa - 2018-10-11
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黒猫悠 @schwarz_katze96 - 2018-10-11
Kyoto tower tonight from a different angle
Let's head to Tokyo!

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ANN @mypaperdoll1611 - 2018-10-10
Night View 🌆 #kyototower @ Kyoto Tower https://t.co/S5uMdV4ytj
BONGBROS @BongBrosRecords - 2018-10-10


MimiBM @wishfulsagi - 2018-10-10
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☆京都が好き☆ @kyotoliker - 2018-10-10
Kyoto Tower [Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto]
Height is 131m, the highest building in the city of Kyoto.
フラフラ @furafarah - 2018-10-10
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Tokyo tower,
Shibuya crossing,
Namba, Osaka
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京都観光のすすめ(Kyoto sightseeing) @Kyotosightseei1 - 2018-10-10
Kyoto Tower

How about the night view of Kyoto?

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京都観光のすすめ(紅葉編) @Kyotosightseei1 - 2018-10-10
Kyoto Tower

How about the night view of Kyoto?

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Being Kansai @BeingKansai - 2018-10-09
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Michael Lambe @deepkyoto - 2018-10-09
Kyoto Tower now has a virtual reality bungee jump https://t.co/mDTKni1xDK


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