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Kyoto Tower

#123 of 1,383 things to do in Kyoto
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General Admission to Kyoto Tower
from US$6.92*
General Admission to Kyoto Tower
from US$6.92*
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Karasuma Shichijo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went upstairs during the sunset. It is not the best panormic view we had. can't see the shrines and the temples. just do it if you have enough time

1  Thank ghorbelma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't actually plan to go up this tower but I was doing my shopping at the Kyoto Tower Sando and saw the ticket booth so decided to go for it. One of the best decisions to go for this because the view from the tower...More

Thank aaong86
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited the Tokyo tower earlier in my trip, I found the Kyoto tower to be completely underwhelming. Even though it was 7pm there seemed to be masses of kids (school groups?) which made it difficult to move around. I wouldn't have bothered had I...More

1  Thank Jenpy
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This is a very impressive tower just opposite of Kyoto Station. I just go around it but did not pay to get inside the tower.

1  Thank BillNabilah
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Great views across Kyoto on a clear day. Can see right the way to Osaka. Isn't too expensive to visit for tourists. Interesting building from the outside.

1  Thank TaylorVP
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Kyoto Tower is a must see if you want to the see Kyoto from the top and get an overview of the city limits. Located next to Kyoto Station it's very easy to access. Check the photo as they say more than words....

1  Thank Bernd E
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Good for an overview of the city upon arrival, nice view, but nothing unmissable. Maybe better during the day. The food square under the tower offers great options and variety, don't forget to check it out.

1  Thank Fernanda R
Reviewed 20 September 2018

I went during the day because I was determined to see a bit more of Kyoto by walking around. I hear the views are great at night. Regardless, I had lots of fun. I prepaid for my ticket here, but it didn't appear like it...More

Thank billysaechao44
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

750 Yen entrance fee, its a good way to see Kyoto from above. A traditional Japanese city, the view is mix of city, landscape and garden. The floor area above is not that big so its going to be a very short tour but the...More

Thank Lhon_C
Reviewed 12 September 2018

While most tourists would opt for day view of this scenic spot, the night view of the exterior of Kyoto Tower is equally fascinating. It was built in 1960 and stands at 131 meters high from its base to the tip of its spire, and...More

Thank agnespret
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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub,
Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining,
and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with
tourists and local business travelers, making it a
competitive location for ever-new commercial
structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and
trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains.
Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
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Prima S
5 December 2016|
Response from mat_mak | Reviewed this property |
It's already closed. A shopping mall, Kyoto Avanti in Hotel Kyoto Grande which is located in South side of the Kyoto station has Daiso shop.
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10 February 2015|
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Response from KishorePin2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Kyoto tower is just opposite Kyoto JR/Shikanshen station. Come out of the station and you will see the tower.