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Kyoto Tower, Kyoto

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Enjoy a 360-degree panorama from the top of Kyoto Tower, the tallest building in Kyoto. The 131 m (430 ft) tall tower was opened in 1964 to coincide with the Tokyo summer olympics, and stands on top of a hotel and shopping complex. Visit the observation deck, which is nestled at a height of 100 m (328 ft), to observe the skyline of the whole city. You can also see the surrounding mountains, and even a couple of Osaka structures if the day is clear. Gaze through the free telescopes available on the deck, or visit the panoramic restaurant below. To visit Kyoto Tower on your trip to Kyoto, use our Kyoto sightseeing planner.
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  • Kyoto Tower is a great place to get a view of the whole city and enjoy some shopping and dining. The bottom floor has many different vendors, while the basement floor has a dining hall with options fo...  more »
  • It is the observation tower which i want to stop by because it is an impressive building in front of Kyoto Station. It is said that it was made from the image of a lighthouse that illuminates Kyoto without the sea, but it certainly has an unavoidable appearance even if it is thought to be a candle. It is a place to recommend it when going once.
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  • A rather confusing building, shared between a hotel and various weird shopping malls. The place also smells dreadful. You have to use a combination of stairs and elevators. Once you are up there, the views are great and plenty of free binoculars.. 360 degree views Hard to find your way out again.
  • Nice tower directly at Kyoto station with several stores in the lower floors and the Kyoto tower hotel. The ticket to visit the top isn't that expensive but in my opinion is the view not very special. No special buildings nearby which can directly be seen. At least we didn't need to wait in line for going up.
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