Sep. 11, 2018 UPDATE

Popular Kyoto Tower

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Look through the whole Kyoto city from this symbolic tower!
Established in 1964, Kyoto Tower has been one of the most famous landmarks of Kyoto. Its unique figure is made by the image of a lighthouse. Different from Eiffel Tower and Tokyo Tower, Kyoto Tower is not made of any steel frames. Instead of the steel frame, special steel plate cylinders are connected by the welding to make this round shape. Inside of this tower, there are souvenir shops, a dollar shop called Daiso on the 2nd floor, and several kinds of restaurant on various floors. There is also a public bathhouse in the basement, so you may want to try it after looking through Kyoto on top of the tower.
The City Of Kyoto (from the tower)
The City Of Kyoto (from the tower)
In order to go up to the tower, first you need to buy a ticket on the 1st floor of the tower. It would cost ¥770 for an adult and ¥520 for a child. Then, please take an elevator to the 11th floor where you can take another elevator to the top of the tower. Once you arrived at the observation deck, you can look through the whole city of Kyoto. You may find the locations of famous tourist spots by the stickers on the window.
Ema Writing
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Ema Writing
For those who are not familiar with the term ema, it is a votive picture originally of horse. It is believed that things you write on ema would come true. In Kyoto Tower, you can also try writing on ema exclusive for Kyoto Tower. Please put ¥300 to the box before you write it.
Purikura - Photo Booth
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Purikura - Photo Booth
If you are not familiar with the term Purikura, this is a photo booth that prints out your photos. Japan is very famous for this kind of photo booths in recent years. The scene behind is Kyoto Tower, so it may be a great souvenir of visiting Kyoto Tower!
Manner & Tips
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Please note that the last entry of Kyoto Tower is at 8:40pm.
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It was actually the first time for me to visit Kyoto Tower! We have visited during the day time, so we could see the beautiful sceneries through Kyoto city. It was a good point that you could use the telescopes for free! You can check out famous tourist spots as if you are just in front of them. As it is open till 9pm, you could enjoy the night view of Kyoto!
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Kyoto Tower / 京都タワー
Category Landmarks
Phone +81 75-361-3215
Address 721-1, Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 600-8216
Directions Located just in front of Kyoto station
Open Hours 9am - 9pm (must enter by 8:40pm)
Reservations Not required
Closed Open everyday
Notes Please note that open hours may change
Price range
Adults ¥770 High school students ¥620, Elementary/ junior high school students ¥520 Child (over 3 years old) ¥150 Physically disabled ¥350 [Group Rates] For groups of at least 10, each adult ¥600, high school student ¥450, elementary/ junior high school student ¥350
Credit cards Not accepted
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Most of the staff can speak English, so please feel free to ask any questions. Please also check out the English, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese official websites.
Information Japanese and English
Lanuages spoken Japanese and English

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