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Kyoto Tower

Karasuma Shichijo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-361-3211
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General Admission to Kyoto Tower
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Karasuma Shichijo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
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"observation deck"
in 29 reviews
"free binoculars"
in 9 reviews
"degree view"
in 5 reviews
"tallest building"
in 4 reviews
"tall buildings"
in 3 reviews
"clear days"
in 3 reviews
"entire city"
in 7 reviews
"birds eye view"
in 3 reviews
"night view"
in 7 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 3 reviews
"worth a trip"
in 3 reviews
"nice place to visit"
in 3 reviews
"train station"
in 7 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 4 reviews
"landmark"
in 31 reviews
"telescope"
in 13 reviews
"yen"
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Reviewed today

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

Thank Scott S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Long opening hours and rainy evening caused us to visit Kyoto Tower. It was not a disapoointment - lovely city panorama. Friendly and efficient staff.

Thank Nicccole1982
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kyoto tower isn't great but it's good value to go up and get a birds eye view of Kyoto. It's a little confusing to get in to as you have to go in to the hotel lift up to the 8th floor and then transfer...More

Thank andream0402
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We went up the tower about 7.30pm on a weekday. There was no queue and it wasn’t crowded. It only costs around £5, well worth it! You get a lovely view of the city and there are lots of binoculars that are free to use....More

Thank AJ98765
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

It is a nice view from the top but difficult to get up and down (needs more than one lift). The cost performance is not so good because we can go across the road to Kyoto station top for free.

Thank tom174394
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

The tallest building in Kyoto offers its visitors a terrific view over Kyoto area. From its windows you can see many temples, hills and all the most important (for tourists) places in this area

Thank Stefano A
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

This tower is nothing special in our view, but if you want a grand view of the city, then it offers that.

Thank Mike H
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Shimogyo-ku
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|
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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.
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