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Kyoto Tower

#129 of 1,394 things to do in Kyoto
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General Admission to Kyoto Tower
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A spectacular view over this unique city - a must for a first time visitor A little cramped at the to but worth the effort

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank investigator2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It wasn't part of our itinerary to visit this place since we had already went for the Tokyo Skytree. Just happens that we are looking for things to do in night time. So glad we went to this place, although this tower wasn't as tall...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We don't usually visit city towers but we decided to go to this one as it was close to our hotel and the admission price was reasonable. Much lower than Tokyo. You can get a discounted ticket at the Kansai visitors office in the same...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MountaineerLu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kyoto tower is a just 2 minutes walk from Kyoto Railway station. The prayer room wa offered by Kamsai Tourist Information centre on the 3rd floor if Kyoto Tower. The staff of this office are all very polite and mindful of the muslims who came...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Noseason
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m usually not someone who goes to towers (unless it’s the Eiffel Tower). I got the tickets free with my hotel stay at Kyoto Century Hotel so I went. M glad I did as it was really a beautiful view of Kyoto on a clear...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank feliciakaw
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Kyoto tower locates in middle of the city, standing 100m tall. It has quite nice views around the city, can see several temples and even far towards to Osaka. But the reason for my poor rating is that you're unable to take any panoramic/good photos...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

A good place to see Kyoto's view from top. They have explanation on the board to inform you some landmarks that you could see from there. There is entrance fee to go to this place and in the end, they offer photography service with a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zulfaf
Reviewed 12 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ghorbelma
Reviewed 1 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aaong86
Reviewed 12 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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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.