Kyoto Tower

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Standing 131 meters tall just across Kyoto Station, Kyoto Tower (京都タワー) is Kyoto's tallest building and a rare modern iconic landmark in the city famous for its ancient temples and shrines. The tower was completed in 1964, the same year as the opening of the shinkansen and the Tokyo Olympics.

A viewing platform is located 100 meters above ground and affords a 360 degree view of Kyoto and as far as Osaka on clear days. Kyoto Tower stands on top of a typical commercial building, which contains souvenir shops, restaurants and a hotel, as well as a public bath in the basement.

View of Shoseien Garden and Higashiyama from Kyoto Tower

Get There and Around

Kyoto Tower stands on the north side of Kyoto Station.

How to get to and around Kyoto

Hours and Fees

Viewing Platform

Hours

9:00 to 21:00 (entry until 20:40)

Closed

No closing days

Fees

770 yen (700 yen with online coupon)

Public Bath

Hours

7:00 to 20:30 (entry until 20:00)

Closed

No closing days

Fees

750 yen (700 yen with online coupon)
Last updated: January 22, 2014
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Ryokan Wakamiya

Inexpensive, cozy inn with helpful staff. 7 min walk from JR Kyoto Sta. Free Internet PC. Communal baths on top floor.

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Hotel Sanoya

3 min from north exit of JR Kyoto Sta. but in quiet area. Cozy, clean Japanese rooms with bath. Internet PC in lobby.

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Ryokan Hirashin

3min walk to Shijo Karasuma Sta. Spacious Japanese-style rooms. 140 years of history. Public baths renovated in 2006.

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Izuyasu

Peaceful small ryokan with 170-year history. 10min walk from JR Kyoto Sta. The 7th inn keeper serves Kyoto Kaiseki cuisines. Private baths & Wi-Fi. Renovated in 2013.

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Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel

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Khaosan Kyoto Guest House

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New Miyako Hotel Kyoto

Reasonably priced 3-star hotel located just across the street from Kyoto Station.

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