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Kyoto Tower

Karasuma Shichijo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-361-3211
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Bird's eye view

A short walk from our hotel (Kyoto Century) and with a discount coupon courtesy of the hotel we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
M V
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
Nice View

Not as dramatic as towers in some cities, but on a clear day, you get a great overview of Kyoto... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carl P
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Oswego, New York
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Karasuma Shichijo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
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"observation deck"
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"free binoculars"
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"degree view"
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"tallest building"
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"tall buildings"
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"entire city"
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"night view"
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"opposite the train station"
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"public bath"
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"great view of the city"
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"worth a trip"
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"nice place to visit"
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Reviewed yesterday

A short walk from our hotel (Kyoto Century) and with a discount coupon courtesy of the hotel we took the opportunity to go up. Two stages of elevator and you reach the viewing platform with spectacular views of Kyoto. We went up just before sunset...More

Thank M V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not as dramatic as towers in some cities, but on a clear day, you get a great overview of Kyoto. There are really helpful touch screens that identify a lot of the interesting sites. It's not expensive, so if you have the time, give it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kyoto Tower is located just opposite to Kyoto JR Station. Panoramic views from the top of this tower are wonderful especially on clear days. Kyoto Tower should be the landmark of Kyoto and the tower itself was beautiful at night time with illuminations on.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The structure is nicely lighted at night and the view of Kyoto city from the observation deck is nice. This tower is located very close to Kyoto Station and hence easily accessible.

Thank JustLoveToFly
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So it’s not the CN Tower or the Burj , but the price was super reasonable and the views over Kyoto , on a clear day , really great . We went up about 30minutes before sunset , so that we could watch the sun...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are visiting Kyoto and want to experience night time views of the city it is hard to go past Kyoto Tower. Located across the street from the railway station it is easy to get to and well worth looking at.

Thank kyw20152015
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With pnly a few hundred yen per person you cam enjoy kyoto from above. The thing that i like is everything is included like when you want to see using one of their telescope it's free. Most places like this you need to pay more...More

Thank carnellin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's always something going on there that they could have put in Shijo and had more success with. For example, they had a haunted house over the summer and it was the size of a small closet. The views are okay, but you can get...More

Thank Matt H
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Hideously ugly (imho) . . . but serves its purpose well as an overview of the city from up high, and as a landmark near the Kyoto Station from afar.

Thank ZayneZ
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Nice lookout point. I had limited time in the city so this gave me a nice little sightseeing moment in Kyoto. Right across the street from Kyoto train station filled with tons of shopping, restaurants, and a nice hotel. Also, stop at the CUBE for...More

Thank Trppnsince81
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Shimogyo-ku
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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Prima S
4 December 2016|
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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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9 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.
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