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This is the tallest tower in Kyoto where you can look out over the city of Kyoto from 360 degrees from the observation deck at a height of 100 meters. It is well-known as the landmark of Kyoto Station. You can enjoy the landscape of the four seasons as well as the night view. The height of the tower is 131 meters to match the population of Kyoto when it was built which was 1,310,000. On the basement floor, there is a public bath that is open from early in the morning, and it is popular for tourists since they can use it when they arrive to Kyoto early. Also Tawawa-chan Jinja (shrine) is located in the observation deck, and many people visit this shrine high up in the sky.
- 721-1 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
- Contact No.
- 2-min walk from Central Exit of JR Kyoto Station
- Opening Hours / Holidays
Open all year round
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 60 minutes
- Admission fee
- Admission fee for observation deck 770 yen
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A superb 360-degree panoramic view of Kyoto can be seen from the observation deck. You can have the view of the city as well as famous World Heritages and national treasures in Kyoto from 100 meters above the ground. On a fine day, you may see Osaka! The telescopes on the platform can be used free of charge.
In the observation deck, there is a shrine for Tawawa-chan, a character that was created to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of Kyoto Tower. It is well-known as a shrine located in the highest place in Kyoto city, “the shrine close to the sky.” Things that you can't get anywhere else such as adorable Ema, small wooden plaques for prayers, and Omikuji, fortunes, are sold here.
Public bath, Restaurant, Sky Lounge
In the lower part of the building of Kyoto Tower, there is a public bath that is open from 7 am. Along with this, there are restaurants and stores too. The Sky Lounge on the third floor of observation room is popular as a cafe to enjoy the landscape during the day, and a bar to have a relaxing time with the glittering night view after dark. (Admission fee for the public bath 750 yen, 890 yen on Saturdays and Sundays)