Kyoto Tower (京都タワー, Kyōto-tawā) is an observation tower located in Kyoto, Japan. The steel tower is the tallest structure in Kyoto with its observation deck at 100 metres (328 ft) and its spire at 131 metres (430 ft). The 800-ton tower stands atop a 9-story building, which houses a 3-star hotel and several stores. The entire complex stands opposite Kyoto Station.
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It’s an iconic piece of Kyoto history. The view once you get out of the station instantly imprints on your brain and you will remember it for the rest of your life (that was the case for me anyway). The basement and first few floors are chock full of souvenir shops with reasonable prices and some really good restaurants. It recently went through a renovation and now has an “onsen” on site. In the summer, views from the “Beer garden” are well worth the price! The only real downside is the price for access to the observation tower but. Pretty overpriced for what it is in my opinion. But worth it if that’s what you want. Well worth going to though regardless of any possible negatives.
Gives a good view of the city. Though most of the windows are smudged from people's hands or scratched. Makes it a bit tough to take good pictures. Unfortunately Kyoto isn't a terribly interesting city to see from up high. I prefer to take pictures of the tower itself rather than from the tower.
Ease of access, just opposite Kyoto railway station. Not crowded early in the morning. Don't forget to put the commemorative seal, for your record. Happy viewing.
Great view at a reasonable price. It's possible to combine the trip up to the observatory with a meal, and you receive a discount/coupon to their bathhouse (bottom floor) as a part of the ticket!There's lots of interesting shops/activities on the lower floors. Worth a visit!
Recommend going early morning, as you can see as far as Osaka castle when the air is clear. Great view of the of Kyoto city - gives you an idea of the size. Signs and information in English and the free observation desk fixed binoculars are pretty powerful.
This modern tower in Kyoto is so worth visiting. After you’ve paid a small fee to enter the tower, go to the top floor and you’ll be able to use free binoculars to see miles around Kyoto. If you go out at night, they sometimes have light shows at the water fountain outside the tower and it’s really pretty. The only reason why I’m giving this four stars is because we got our hand lines read but the guy at the bottom of the tower did it so inaccurately, so it wasn’t worth the 300 Yen. But still, go to Kyoto tower at night and use the binoculars to see around - it’s beautiful from up there.
This observation deck offers a handful of features to help tourists get a better sense of the city. There are educational touchscreen monitors that allow you to zoom in and learn about certain landmarks across the city. There are also binoculars, and a prayer shrine. While the view of city is definitely a wonderful sight, I wouldnt count this as an absolute must try when visiting Kyoto.
Located just in front of Kyoto Station , so easily accessible. Here you can buy souvenirs . The information centre here also very good and friendly. Here also have a prayer room for muslim , you may ask the staff at information centre to use the room .
Very nice view. There are some shops underneath. You can get yourself a photo taken an a commemorative coin. The interactive tables that tell you what are you seeing were to look are greatly helpful.
Beautiful views, you are able to have your photo professionally taken and if you don’t like the photo you don’t have to buy it. The staff are so lovely. ❤️
We took the bullet train to Kyoto and this was right outside the station as soon as we walked out, very convenient to get to, and completely worth your time and money if you are interested in the city of Kyoto. It gives you a complete 360° view of the city, with free stand-alone binoculars, as well as free handheld ones too for looking at specific areas. There are also screens placed at regular intervals around the observatory deck which tells you exactly where key locations to view are. I recommend this if you like the views and are interested in learning more about the surrounding area, I would happily go back again, a lovely experience!
Good location right across from the train station. There was a whole floor of take out food which did give you many price and variety choices. The hotel was older but in good shape. There was a crafts fair with numerous choices including an unusual liquor that they decanted into you own container. There was a bath in the basement.
Great view over Kyoto but the platform is kind of small. But seeing as the tower is not that new, it may be understandable. There are free binoculars and a small shrine dedicated to the mascot of the tower as well. The Tower itself is the highest a building can be in Kyoto so you can really see most of the city from above.
We came here in the evening. It was worth the extra fee to get to the top and see the city lit up at night. Be sure to check out the basement for a collection of food vendors that is very excellent and tasty.
Amazing views for far cheaper than Tokyo Tower, there are fixed binoculars around the observation platform that are free to use. There are also digital interactive maps that aid in finding particular sights and provide extra information alongside traditional top down maps too. Overall an amazing experience for a reasonable price!