Kyoto Tower [京都タワー]

Kyoto Tower
Kyoto Tower

Kyoto Tower in the evening
Kyoto Tower in the evening

Kyoto Tower is an observation tower in front of Kyoto station.
It was opened in 1964, and was reopened after renovation in 2013.

It stands on Kyoto Tower Building.
It is a commercial complex named as KYOTO TOWER SANDO with a hotel, restaurants and shops.

The height of the building is 31 meters and the height of the tower is 100 meters.
(So, the level of the top is 131 meters.)

Because Kyoto is a historic city, high buildings can't be built by regulations of the city.
Therefore, Kyoto Tower is the highest building in Kyoto city.

View of Karasuma Street from Kyoto Tower
View of Karasuma Street from Kyoto Tower

View to the south from Kyoto Tower
View to the south from Kyoto Tower

The observatory room is at the level of 100 meters, and we can go up by elevator from the 11th floor of Kyoto Tower Building.

From the observatory room, we can see the view of Kyoto city.
If it is fine, we can see the view of Osaka city.

To our delight, all telescopes on the observatory room are free.

Kyoto Tower KYOTO TOWER SANDO

How to get here

On foot, within a few minutes from Kyoto station.

Hotels around Kyoto Tower

Hotels around Kyoto Tower

Other Tourist Attractions in Kyoto Prefecture

Nishi-Honganji Higashi-Honganji Shosei-en Kyoto Railway Museum Nishiki Market Pontocho Rokkakudo Museum of Kyoto Manga Museum Nijo Castle Shinsen-en Kyoto Imperial Palace Kitano Tenmangu

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