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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


MonadoBoy @MonadoBoyz - 2019-06-26
So day 5 started with a little exploring in Kyoto station before we left for Osaka. Day dude this place was massive… https://t.co/DZ3whGHw5A
Paprika Girl @PaprikaGirl_JP - 2019-06-26
@AndyTevis @BeingKansai I think that was part of the intention. I heard it from the locals. I also heard from the l… https://t.co/CTrKlXLcNG
Stormy_£en | 5 x FOREVER @Stormy_len - 2019-06-26
Tower Records in Gion, Kyoto https://t.co/HuuRnCFZ86
John Clement @GeekayClement - 2019-06-25
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Marcel Fröhlich @cello1405 - 2019-06-25
Kyoto: After so many days without visiting a tower I had to go to the top of Kyoto Tower 😉. By the way the heat is… https://t.co/19D3Y7uUdl
Alan Sun @Nephew237142 - 2019-06-24
kyoto tower mascot is best mascot https://t.co/VXCSuvdrZd
Evani 🏳️‍🌈🦇 @casual_q - 2019-06-24
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Evani 🏳️‍🌈🦇 @casual_q - 2019-06-24
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John Tomkinson @johnwtomkinson - 2019-06-24
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Okky Harwanto Wijaya @okkyhw - 2019-06-24
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isdm @isdm1119 - 2019-06-24
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霊@✈️🇯🇵+commissions open! @milkypans - 2019-06-24
moment of silence for the kyoto tower photos which got eaten by the cloud... aka i took pics like riku’s ssr too, b… https://t.co/9tYL6qwx3a
Naoki(Im Riffraff) @irijakljako - 2019-06-23
@AguideMonsieur yes. Our symbolic Monument more than kyoto tower.
Im live in Minamiku Rakunan area.
キクラゲ(14+◯◯)❖🐄@Kujata @Kikurage_kujata - 2019-06-23
@SiroHakuto Oh! Kyoto tower!
毎日がキクラゲ(14+◯◯)@Kujata @Kikurage_kujata - 2019-06-23
@SiroHakuto Oh! Kyoto tower!
Fluffy Nijdam, the Bite-Sized Backpacker @fluffynijdam - 2019-06-22
Kyoto, Japan 🇯🇵 --- In Kyoto, me and my humans discovered the whole city during the country’s latest heatwave! ☀️ T… https://t.co/F9F7j9HuRE
Jackson Cheung @DrJacksonCheung - 2019-06-22
@CheapyD @LACOSTE That's an Eiffel tower masquerading as a Kyoto tower?
agatha @agatha_yangco - 2019-06-22
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agatha @agatha_yangco - 2019-06-22
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Fishishtier@🍑ナナライ🍑 @makki9938 - 2019-06-21
i dont have kyoto tower photo so i used shinsekai photo HAHA.. and weirdly i only have night photo dang
Shana Leigh 🦄👑💀 @TheShanaLeigh - 2019-06-21
Kyoto tower is such a prominent landmark. It is the tallest building in Kyoto, and if you can find the tower, you c… https://t.co/PbTL4rHJgO
bekasi untuk stw @gigolobekasi16 - 2019-06-20
@siskaeee_ofc @pasutri_padang Kyoto tower
アーロン @aaronamendez - 2019-06-20
@heycnyn So exciting! Here are some of my suggestions:
Kyoto: Fushimi Inari Shrine ⛩
Philosophers Wal… https://t.co/YActYmHqs3
Tim Miller @tmmorebass - 2019-06-19
Calaveras! Live in Kyoto! Be there ! #musicisthehealer spotify @applemusic @Jocelyn_MxSinge @tower_shibuya… https://t.co/rOR2NMMOVc
Andy Tevis @AndyTevis - 2019-06-18
Kyoto tower reflects off one of the polished granite walls of Kyoto station.

I’ve shot many views around Kyoto S… https://t.co/3hWgCSOFvi
Sharon Kee @kshsharon - 2019-06-18
Chanced upon Honke Owariya, which apparently is the oldest soba place in Kyoto. Had the Hourai soba, a tower of sob… https://t.co/vG9TCCcXBb
Shinkawa @sintomo09 - 2019-06-18
Kyoto Tower https://t.co/xZDBvSIl35
Wife in Blue Yonder @Wife_BlueYonder - 2019-06-18
One of these days I'll make it to the top of Kyoto Radio Tower! #SavageJapan
#millersinjapan… https://t.co/WZGXYCmL0Z
japanese_national_bibliography @jnb2019 - 2019-06-18
Geophysical processes in 2019.
[白浜町 (和歌山県)] : Shirahama Oceanographic Tower, Kyoto University, [2019].
Navdeep Singh Rajwanshi @TheGameVeda - 2019-06-16
@_LucasRizzotto Meiji Jingu
Ueno Park
Shibuya : Stay in a capsule & go for a 10 course meal at a Japanese… https://t.co/FFOiyUXSgB
❄︎*✩︎ ❁ 𝐻𝒶𝓃𝒶 ❁ ✩︎‧₊.❄︎ @HippieHana_ - 2019-06-16
超水色。。💧Kyoto Tower seems like Tokyo Skytree today. https://t.co/fbpF4L3t2N
Ana Belo @AnaBelo19 - 2019-06-15
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Fatimah Huurin J @fahzap - 2019-06-15
Kyoto Tower! https://t.co/rZBJYA7iv7
Yakuji_Lina @AlinaMeowww - 2019-06-15
We were at the top of Kyoto Tower🗼Then it suddenly started shaking! Earthquakeeeeee 😨😱
trip.culture.jpn @TripJpn - 2019-06-15
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This is 'KYOTO tower'.
It is near by KYOTO station.… https://t.co/zqM1oYSogw
うさだだぬき @usalica - 2019-06-15
The Tower of Kyoto.

#写真を4枚晒したらrtがきてフォロワーがぶわーって増えると聞いて https://t.co/3V1ecKx6uq


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