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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

ConNopales @ArtConNopales - 2020-04-07
@zeebiey Ooooh 😂 oh no. That sucks. That happened to me when i first joined during the Kyoto tower contest. I was l… https://t.co/y1R1gvf5rW
Nina Williams @Death_By_Nina - 2020-04-07
@GoGoFutenGirl 'Actually, no. I just wanted to drop by as the night got boring. But if you wish to have some mature… https://t.co/zSUrUCL0b4
🔥𝕽𝖎𝖓 𝕺𝖐𝖚𝖒𝖚𝖗𝖆🔥 @BestExorcist - 2020-04-07
'The Kyoto Tower?! I went there once! I wouldn't mind going again, sometime.'
Mike Munzenrider @mmunzenrider - 2020-04-06
Penza box finds/relics, plus the pin I bought at Kyoto Tower (be sure to enlarge for pin detail). https://t.co/GbpvG8J70Q
kishor @kishor_dass - 2020-04-06
Moments of freedom remembered during lockdown... [late post] @ Kyoto Tower https://t.co/6Xzk42xiFC
Muza-chan 「ムザちゃん」 @Muzachan - 2020-04-05
Kyoto: Kansai’s ‘Tower of Babel’ has unique purpose, history - The Japan News https://t.co/lpzM3WV4DI
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THE WORLD TAXI TRAVEL MILAN🌎🚖 🚒 @SergioSierra67 - 2020-04-05
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Yoko 🌸 Lost in Japan 🇯🇵 @yokolostinjapan - 2020-04-05
Kiyomizudera, one of Kyoto's most famous spots, at night time. You even can see Kyoto Tower in the background.

Hav… https://t.co/bXk5CjxKNg
nabe-chan: Animal Crossing is my life now @geeknabe - 2020-04-05
This weekend is a bit crazy, I wrote 3 #blog posts. Please check it out! #blogging

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Hanako-kun // Subscribe to EDMUND NISHIKATA @itsImnilkun1227 - 2020-04-04
@rriseee iWant romantic drama films:
May Minamahal (1993; Restored)
Pare Ko (1995; Restored)

Anime:
Tower of God (… https://t.co/icz96UH3Lw
Hanako-kun🚪 // Subscribe to EDMUND NISHIKATA @itsImnilkun1227 - 2020-04-04
@rriseee iWant romantic drama films:
May Minamahal (1993; Restored)
Pare Ko (1995; Restored)

Anime:
Tower of God (… https://t.co/icz96UH3Lw
Rush @666villain666 - 2020-04-03
i wish tower of god was animated by Kyoto Animations...
到彼岸 @tou_higan - 2020-04-03
@Parnshari07_X Yeah, they're talking about hiatus. It's a parody of a famous soap opera(tv series) called 'Shiroi K… https://t.co/bFHaMc9lG0
jae oh why 🦊☁️ @yedantee - 2020-04-02
@haeheesyesexy Heh I think I took this near Kyoto tower? Lucky to get a good shot at a nice sun setting timing
nap time pog @frogboyyo - 2020-04-02
absolutely love how when everyone is abt to die Rin just. Asks Bon to take him to Kyoto tower.
sleeby @frogboyyo - 2020-04-02
absolutely love how when everyone is abt to die Rin just. Asks Bon to take him to Kyoto tower.
☽ j o y c e ☆ @hiijoyce - 2020-04-02
@cloudminhyun Tokyo - DisneySea, Ghibli Museum, Tokyo Tower, and ofc shopping in Shibuya & Harajuku. Chiyoda is a n… https://t.co/08kaYqa6qC
☽ j o y c e ☆ 8&∞ @hiijoyce - 2020-04-02
@cloudminhyun Tokyo - DisneySea, Ghibli Museum, Tokyo Tower, and ofc shopping in Shibuya & Harajuku. Chiyoda is a n… https://t.co/08kaYqa6qC
Asian History @asianhistory - 2020-04-01
Japan's unique features - Kyoto’s Kodaiji Temple, its Atmospheric Approach and Yasaka Tower 

Kodaiji Temple has th… https://t.co/oMK3FLpX5P
god♠Gilgamesh♠ @MullinsOrlantis - 2020-04-01
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Kyoto (kenshin)
zay 💫 @zaynah_exe - 2020-04-01
this terrahou kyoto tower scene is making me so uncomfortable 🥴🥴🥴 shachou is such a creep tf
♠Alter Oj♠ @MullinsOrlantis - 2020-04-01
Tower of heaven
Tenrou
Fullbringer
Yorknew
Kyoto (kenshin)
Kyoto University @KyotoU_News - 2020-03-31
Behind the clock tower, the trees are in bloom

#kyotouniversity #kyoto #japan #cherryblossoms #spring https://t.co/SovTA1PUzo
genU @genUltra - 2020-03-31
@gurenzu The last picture of the tower ? lit up in the distance is an exceptionally good picture ! Is this still fr… https://t.co/8am4QPowHH
グレンズ(Glens) @ 個体 🍋 @gurenzu - 2020-03-31
@genUltra Yeah thats kyoto tower right there! Yeah I was surprised how good it turned out haha

Thanks! Gonna board in like 3 hrs
グレンズ(Glens) @ 個体 🍋 @gurenzu - 2020-03-31
@genUltra Yeah thats kyoto tower right there! Yeah I was surprised how good it turned out haha

Thanks! Gonna board in like 3 hrs
Adam Tomaszewski @actomaszewski - 2020-03-30
Two in one day!!? Of course! Not much else going on...

This was taken from the viewing deck of the Kyoto Tower. Lo… https://t.co/d9uzLh6hOi
Jim @SportsJimShow - 2020-03-29
@LadyBelgara Kyoto was awesome! I visited the tower
natsumi @natalli82584549 - 2020-03-29
@TerraceHousePod Do you guys think the Kyoto tower scene (also including bath water/ futon argument) is total sexual harassment or rape? 🤮🤮🤮

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Information
Basic information about traveling to Kyoto Tower.
Opening Hours
Opening hours of Kyoto Tower.
Closed
Closed days or periods of Kyoto Tower.
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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