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Kyoto Tower

#134 of 1,397 things to do in Kyoto
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Karasuma Shichijo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a vantage view of Kyoto, there’s no better place than the tallest structure in Kyoto. The tower is not as tall compared to those in other Japanese cities, but it certainly serves its purpose in this relatively low-rise city. It is easily...More

Thank HerbertC249
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did not pay to go up the tower but enjoyed taking photos of the tower itself. Hence unable to give much review on the views up there.

Thank celestayk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had to pay to got to the viewing desk. Pretty cheap. Nice view but not really spectacular. Several nice restaurant at the bottom. Its like me a Japanize food court. Very busy but worth experienceing.

Thank Dayna S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kyoto Tower is across from Kyoto Station You buy tickets on level 1 then go to level 11 for the observation lift. The observation floor isn’t large but it does give you great views around Kyoto. There are also excellent interactive maps that tell you...More

Thank Wayne N
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Kyoto Tower is one of those attractions constructed solely for the purpose of tourism. This being said, if you get up to the top of it you can see a pretty good expansive view of Kyoto. But, its overall approach is a bit contrived. For...More

1  Thank Scott S
Reviewed 29 June 2018

On the ground floor there are shops which sell the best of Kyoto pickles / chocolates etc. We bought a box of mochi which must be consumed on the same day. Unfortunate that we could not buy to share with friends at home.

Thank Panda6551
Reviewed 27 June 2018

We stayed at the Granvia Hotel and had a perfect view of the tower which is very colorful. The best find was the sushi restaurant in the basement where we dined twice and each time we had interesting conversations with those sitting next to us....More

Thank marynaturelover
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Great last minute stop at the Tower was a really great experience. The observation tower has a separate lift, tickets were approx 400 yen each. The observation deck was taking its last entrants at 8.40pm; and we just made it before this. We still had...More

1  Thank helen s
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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.