Kyoto Tower


Museums & Sights

Major venue


From the outside it’s an eyesore, and inside it’s even worse, but the Kyoto Tower, opposite Kyoto Station, is a great place at which to get your bearings. The 100m-high panoramic observation deck has free telescopes offering close-ups of all kinds of city details, from the carved roof tiles of nearby Higashi Hongan-ji to the crowds along the balcony of the distant Kiyomizu-dera.

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Review updated October 2009


Karasuma Dori, Shichijo-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto

Transport Kyoto Station (JR, Karasuma, Kintetsu lines).

Telephone 075 361 3215

Open 9am-9pm (last entry 8.40pm) daily.

Admission Admission ¥770.

Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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