Kyoto Tower

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Kyoto Tower information

Kyoto , Japan
Address
Street Karasuma-dōri
Extras Shichijō sagaru
Getting there
Train JR Main Line
Train JR Tōkaidō Shinkansen Line, Sanyō Shinkansen Line
Train Kintetsu Kyoto Line
Prices
admission ¥770
Opening hours
9am-9pm, last entry 8.40pm
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Lonely Planet review

If you want to orient yourself as soon as you arrive in town, this is the place to do so. Located right outside the Karasuma (north) gate of the 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). There are free mounted binoculars to use, and these allow ripping views over to Kiyomizu-dera and as far south as Osaka.