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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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  • Even though it’s not the tallest tower in the world, it is still the tallest in Kyoto which gives you a great view of the whole area. The interactive maps that are all around the observation deck are....  more »
  • Kyoto Tower should be the landmark of the area and it was also the highest non-steel structure in the world. World to pay to have panoramic views of the city from the Observation Deck when you visit....  more »
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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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