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Kyoto Tower

Karasuma Shichijo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-361-3211
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Nice view!

Since Kyoto has little tall buildings, even a observatory at 100 meters, gets you a nice view of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Isaac B
via mobile
Nice place to see whole Kyoto.

We visited there almost end of our Kyoto trip, but I regretted that why we did not visit there... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ayako I
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Karasuma Shichijo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-361-3211
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since Kyoto has little tall buildings, even a observatory at 100 meters, gets you a nice view of Kyoto city. 700 yen to access to observatory deck, and opens at 9:00 am. Tower get a nice lighting at night, so a good moment to take...More

Thank Isaac B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited there almost end of our Kyoto trip, but I regretted that why we did not visit there first day. First of all, the tower locates in front of Kyoto station, so if you have enough time to check in your hotel. Please visit...More

Thank Ayako I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good view on a clear day. Clean and pleasant. Our hotel gave us discount coupon for the visit. The basement food stalls have nice snacks which you can try before purchase. Worth visiting especially if you are in the area.

Thank PLandT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There were some very nice shops and a food court. The price to go up was 700 yen, from memory. I didn't end up going because I was headed to Tokyo the next day, so figured I'd wait.

Thank Conrad F
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Yes it is touristic, yes it is tacky, yes it is great fun! The views of Kyoto are incomparable - daytime and sunset. You get a real sense of the city and the collision of the ancient and the modern. My favorite site is watching...More

Thank StephenOs
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We visited in the early evening (perhaps about 5/6pm) and there was no queue for tickets, which was great. The route to the observation deck is confusing. Get in one elevator, get out, then go over to another elevator and go up from there. Just...More

Thank Daisy21_12
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Visitors should have time to view this landmark just outside Kyoto JR Station. It was very attractive especially at night time. If you haven't seen this landmark by now, did not tell others that you have been to Kyoto before. Alternatively, have a view of...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived at Kyoto Station and saw the tower staring at us. Of course, we must go up as we have been very fond of looking at a city from the top!! A short walk from the Kyoto station,we were soon at the observation deck...More

1  Thank LIsmail
Reviewed 24 April 2017

If you are thinking of something in the past old day in Kyoto, this is one of the tower you should visit. Even it's not tall like Tokyo Sky tree or Tokyo Tower, but it's a good memorable to visit this tower

Thank Prachai L
Reviewed 23 April 2017

There are better towers in Tokyo, but this was the first of our trip so we enjoyed the experience. Great views and very helpful staff.

Thank gibraltarr
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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Hi all, Anyone know if the Daiso inside Kyoto Tower is still open?
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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How do I get there using public transportation?
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.