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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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  • We didn't get in the tower, we just saw it from the outside. It's quite impressive. If you're in the area around sunset or sunrise, you can take great photos playing with the station or the mirror...  more »
  • Very Clean, 800m away from inari train station and fushimi inari shrine, a family mart across the road, a bakery shop & also a cafe, very quite environment  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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