Kyoto Tower

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Kyoto Tower information

Kyoto , Japan
Shichijō-sagaru, Shimogyō-ku
Getting there
Train: Kyoto Station
admission ¥770
Opening hours
9am-9pm, last entry 8.40pm
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Located right outside the Karasuma (north) gate of Kyoto Station, this retro tower looks like a rocket perched atop the Kyoto Tower Hotel. The tower provides excellent views in all directions and you can really get a sense for the Kyoto bonchi (flat basin). It's a great place to get orientated to the city upon arrival. There are free mounted binoculars to use, and these allow ripping views over to Kiyomizu-dera and as far south as Osaka.