Kyoto Tower

Kyoto Tower

Kyoto Tower

In a city known for its temples and other ancient relics, this observation point catches the eye as an example of 20th-century innovation.

The steel Kyoto Tower stands 430 feet (131 meters) high, making it the tallest in the city. Built on top of a nine-story building, the top part of the tower is supposed to resemble a Japanese-style candle. It can be seen from all over Kyoto, which makes it an attractive meeting point.

Take an elevator up to the deck, which is at 328 feet (100 meters) high. Take panoramic photos of the city and the Higashiyama and Arshiyama mountains. Due to a height restriction on most buildings, you can see for miles around, at times as far as Osaka. Use the telescope to spot attractions around the city that you have been to.

Visit the stores in the building below the tower. Peruse souvenirs, books and a 100-yen store. Look for arts, crafts and fabrics in the shopping area. Head to the spa on the lower floor of the structure. Admire the lights of the old city at night. Stay at the Kyoto Tower Hotel. Try the food at the Sky Lounge, a circular restaurant with postcard-pretty views. Relax and enjoy the relief of air-conditioned rooms during Kyoto’s hot and humid summers.

The tower was constructed in 1964. Architects designed it to withstand earthquakes and typhoons. It is open daily, morning until evening. There is an entrance fee for the tower, and prices vary for different age groups and students.

Kyoto Tower stands in the center of the city. It is the most accessible attraction in the area, as it is right by the main transportation hub, Kyoto Station. Regular buses, including the JR bus, and trains from all over Kyoto go to the station.

Top Hotels Close to Kyoto Tower

RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
4 out of 5
1 Taimatsu-cho, Shiokoji-sagaru, HigashiHorikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8237
The price is NT$2,371 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 18
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Kyoto. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 6 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,575 reviews)
"Friendly staff and very clean hotel. We checked-in very late but the staff was very kind and had everything ready so everything was very smooth. The family room they provided was very spacious and comfortable. Looking forward to staying here again when visit again."

Reviewed on 2022/8/1

RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
THE THOUSAND KYOTO
THE THOUSAND KYOTO
4 out of 5
570 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8216
The price is NT$3,556 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Kyoto. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (540 reviews)
"All amenities were highest class and very comfortable. And the breakfast was awesome. I had the Japanese style breakfast, especially rice which was made by the individual Kama was so delicious. I strongly recommend this hotel to everyone."

Reviewed on 2022/7/8

THE THOUSAND KYOTO
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
4.5 out of 5
JR Kyoto Station, Karasuma Chuo-guchi, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo, Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8216
The price is NT$2,712 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Kyoto. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the property condition ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,004 reviews)
"Excellent location. Very clean. Professional staffs."

Reviewed on 2022/7/20

Hotel Granvia Kyoto
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Hotel Hokke Club Kyoto
Hotel Hokke Club Kyoto
3 out of 5
Kyoto-eki Karasuma Chuo-guchi Shomen, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8216
The price is NT$947 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
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RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
4 out of 5
1 Taimatsu-cho, Shiokoji-sagaru, HigashiHorikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8237
The price is NT$2,371 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 18
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THE THOUSAND KYOTO
THE THOUSAND KYOTO
4 out of 5
570 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8216
The price is NT$3,556 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
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Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
4.5 out of 5
JR Kyoto Station, Karasuma Chuo-guchi, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo, Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8216
The price is NT$2,712 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
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Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Station
Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Station
3.5 out of 5
848, Higashi-Shiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8216
The price is NT$1,655 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
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Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Ekimae
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Ekimae
4 out of 5
707-2, Higashishiokojicho, Karasuma Dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8216
The price is NT$1,553 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
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Onyado Nono Kyotoshichijo Natural Hot Springs
Onyado Nono Kyotoshichijo Natural Hot Springs
3 out of 5
491 Zaimokucho, Shimogyo, Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8146
The price is NT$2,727 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Onyado Nono Kyotoshichijo Natural Hot Springs
Kyoto Tower Hotel
Kyoto Tower Hotel
3.5 out of 5
721-1 Higashishiokoji Karasumadori, 7 Josagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 6008216
The price is NT$1,300 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 31
Kyoto Tower Hotel
Kyoto Century Hotel
Kyoto Century Hotel
4 out of 5
680 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8216
The price is NT$2,342 per night from Aug 19 to Aug 20
Kyoto Century Hotel
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