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Kyoto Tower
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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.

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Top 10 Hotels Near 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
The price is SG$112 per night from 9 May to 10 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kyoto Tower and Kyoto Aquarium. Kyoto Railway Museum and Nishiki Market are also within 2 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (2,479 reviews)
"Good access to/from destination wherever it might be."

Reviewed on 4 Apr,2021

RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
RIHGA GRAN KYOTO
RIHGA GRAN KYOTO
3.5 out of 5
The price is SG$118 per night from 25 Apr to 26 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Minami, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kyoto Tower, Kyoto Aquarium and Kyoto Railway Museum. Fushimi Inari Shrine and Nishiki Market are also ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (49 reviews)
"I had a wonderful experience staying at Rihga Gran Kyoto!"

Reviewed on 5 Apr,2021

RIHGA GRAN KYOTO
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
4.5 out of 5
The price is SG$174 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Central Kyoto, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kyoto Tower and Higashi Honganji Temple. Sanjusangendo Temple and Kyoto Aquarium are ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,185 reviews)
"I picked this hotel last minute due to Covid but we really enjoyed our stay. It is right outside the Kyoto train station so getting around was super easy and there are so many places to shop and eat. The only downside was the hotel is not a good fit if you are traveling with young children. The pool ..."

Reviewed on 10 Apr,2021

Hotel Granvia Kyoto
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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
The price is SG$112 per night from 9 May to 10 May
Excludes taxes & fees
RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
RIHGA GRAN KYOTO
RIHGA GRAN KYOTO
3.5 out of 5
The price is SG$118 per night from 25 Apr to 26 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
RIHGA GRAN KYOTO
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
4.5 out of 5
The price is SG$174 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande Kyoto
Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande Kyoto
4 out of 5
The price is SG$138 per night from 5 May to 6 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande Kyoto
The OneFive Kyoto Shijo
The OneFive Kyoto Shijo
3 out of 5
The price is SG$31 per night from 26 Apr to 27 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
The OneFive Kyoto Shijo
Kyoto Century Hotel
Kyoto Century Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is SG$184 per night from 27 Apr to 28 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
Kyoto Century Hotel
Hotel The M's Kyoto
Hotel The M's Kyoto
3 out of 5
The price is SG$46 per night from 27 Apr to 28 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
Hotel The M's Kyoto
Hotel Kanra Kyoto
Hotel Kanra Kyoto
4 out of 5
190 Kitamachi, Karasuma-dori, Rokujyo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is SG$232 per night from 26 Apr to 27 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
Hotel Kanra Kyoto
Mercure Kyoto Station
Mercure Kyoto Station
4 out of 5
288 ABURANOKOJICHO SHIMOGYO KU, Kyoto
The price is SG$52 per night from 20 May to 21 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Mercure Kyoto Station
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