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Admission Ticket to Kyoto Tower

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  • Visit the tallest landmark in Kyoto, built atop a 9-story building and standing 131 meters high.
  • Explore the extensive interiors of this lighthouse-shaped building visible from any corner of Kyoto.
  • Take an elevator up to the observation deck 100 meters above ground level and view the sprawling landscape beneath you.
  • View typical landmarks like Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, Toji Temple, and Chion-in Temple, and use the telescopes to get a closer look at the scenery.
  • Look for arts, crafts, and fabrics in the shopping area or have food at the Sky Lounge, a circular restaurant offering picturesque views.
  • Visit the tallest landmark in Kyoto, built atop a 9-story building and standing 131 meters high.
  • Explore the extensive interiors of this lighthouse-shaped building visible from any corner of Kyoto.
  • Take an elevator up to the observation deck 100 meters above ground level and view the sprawling landscape beneath you.
  • View typical landmarks like Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, Toji Temple, and Chion-in Temple, and use the telescopes to get a closer look at the scenery.
  • Look for arts, crafts, and fabrics in the shopping area or have food at the Sky Lounge, a circular restaurant offering picturesque views.

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  • Admission ticket to Kyoto Tower
  • Tip: On the 5th-floor observation deck of Kyoto Tower, you can find 8 touch-panel tourist information monitors for you to download the information onto your smartphone by scanning the QR codes.
  • Free entry for children under 3.
  • For Children aged 3-5, tickets must be purchased onsite.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Kyoto Tower | A Beacon of Modernity Amidst Ancient Beauty

Ah, Kyoto! The age-old heart of Japan where tradition meets modernity. From sacred temples and enchanting bamboo groves to the bustling streets filled with delicious street food and delicate crafts, Kyoto is the treasure chest of Japanese culture. Now, speaking of modern marvels, have you gazed upon the gleaming Kyoto Tower? Standing tall at 131 meters, it's not just the city's tallest structure but a symbol of its entry into the modern era. And the view? Simply breathtaking! Dive deeper on this page to find ticket options, curated information about other Points of Interest, and handy tips to make your Kyoto journey unforgettable.

Why Visit Kyoto Tower?

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  • Panoramic Views: Perched atop Kyoto Tower, you'll witness a unique juxtaposition - traditional Kyoto with its temples and shrines, nestled amidst modern urban sprawl. It's a sightseeing paradise from above!
  • Tower Bell: Unlike any other, the tower houses a 'Time Bell' which rings every hour. It's a harmonious blend of the modern structure with an age-old Japanese tradition.
  • Sky Lounge KUU: Elevate your experience with a pit stop at this elegant lounge. Sip on Kyoto-inspired cocktails as you soak in the mesmerizing city lights.
  • Souvenir Shopping: The base hosts a variety of stores offering intricate Kyoto crafts, ensuring you take a piece of the city back with you.
  • Special Events & Illuminations: Throughout the year, Kyoto Tower transforms with thematic illuminations and events, making every visit a unique celebration of Japan's ever-evolving culture.

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  • Children below 3 enjoy complimentary admission.
  • Children aged 6-15 years and teenagers aged 16-17 years benefit from discounted rates. 
  • Note: For kids aged 3-5, please procure tickets at the venue.

Cancelation Policy

The Kyoto Tower tickets can't be canceled or rescheduled.

Kyoto Tower Highlights

Kyoto Tower, a beacon of modernity amidst Kyoto's age-old splendor, beckons with a myriad of experiences. Dive into what awaits you:

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Kyoto Tower Observation Deck

At a soaring 100 meters, it's more than just an elevated vantage point. Gaze across a sweeping panorama, follow the twists and turns of the Kamo River, discern ancient temples juxtaposed against urban structures, and if you're there at the right moment, embrace a golden sunset draping the skyline.

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Kyoto Tower Hotel

More than a hotel, it's an experience set within the tower. With every room offering captivating vistas of the city or mountains, immerse yourself in the narrative of the tower's storied past.

Kansai Tourist Information Center, Japan.

Kansai Tourist Information Center

Your gateway to the heart of Kyoto and its surroundings. Engage with proficient staff in multiple languages, grab detailed maps, book your city tours, and even manage your currency exchanges. A treasure trove of local knowledge!

Kyoto Tower Aquarium

Kyoto Tower Aquarium

An aquatic revelation within the tower's confines! Plunge into diverse marine habitats. Unveil both freshwater and marine species, many unique to the rivers of Kyoto.

Souvenir Shop at Kyoto Tower

Souvenir Shops

Celebrate Kyoto's artisanal legacy in these boutiques. Whether you're after traditional textiles, exquisite ceramics, or fun Kyoto Tower keepsakes, a world of shopping wonderment beckons.

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Dining Spots

Embark on a culinary journey without leaving the tower. Satiate your taste buds, from traditional kaiseki banquets and ramen delights to avant-garde fusion creations. There's a culinary corner tailor-made for every food lover.

Plan Your Visit To Kyoto Tower

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How to Get There:

Address: 721-1 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan. Find on maps here.

  • By Train: Kyoto Station: Kyoto Tower is directly opposite Kyoto Station, making it extremely accessible. Simply use the Karasuma Central Exit and it's just a short walk to the tower.
    Karasuma Subway Line: If you're in other parts of Kyoto, hop onto the Karasuma Subway Line. Get off at Kyoto Station, and you're right there!
  • By Bus: Kyoto Tower Bus Stop: Several city buses have routes passing the tower. Alight at the Kyoto Tower bus stop for the shortest walk to the entrance.
  • By Car: Parking: If you're driving, there's a parking facility near Kyoto Tower. It's aptly named Kyoto Tower Parking and offers hourly rates.
    Road Access: Kyoto Tower is easily accessible from the main roads, including Karasuma Street and Shiokoji Street.
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Here are a few facilities available at Kyoto Tower:

  • Kyoto Tower Observation Deck: The main attraction! Offering panoramic views of the city, it's equipped with telescopes for a closer look at Kyoto's landmarks.
  • Free Wi-Fi: Stay connected and share your experiences in real-time with the tower's complimentary internet service.
  • Lockers: Convenient for visitors carrying luggage or shopping bags, ensuring a hands-free exploration.
  • Information Desk: Staffed with multi-lingual personnel, they're ready to assist with inquiries, provide maps, and offer recommendations.
  • Restrooms: Clean and modern facilities, which also include restrooms suitable for differently-abled guests.
  • Souvenir Shop: Located within the tower, this store offers a range of Kyoto-themed souvenirs, gifts, and mementos.
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Kyoto Tower is equipped with ramps and spacious elevators, ensuring seamless and comfortable access for visitors using wheelchairs.
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  • No Smoking: Smoking is strictly prohibited within the tower premises, except in designated smoking areas.
  • Dress Appropriately: While there's no strict dress code, it's advised to dress modestly keeping in line with the cultural norms of Japan.
  • Pets: Only service animals are allowed. If you have a pet, ensure they're in designated pet areas or use pet-care services nearby.
  • Tripods and Drones: Photography is encouraged, but using tripods or flying drones inside or around the tower is not permitted.
  • Hold onto Your Ticket: Your ticket might be needed for re-entry or to access certain areas. Keep it safe during your visit.
  • Follow Safety Protocols: For everyone's safety, always follow the guidelines, especially in crowded areas or during emergencies.
  • Dispose of Trash Properly: Use the designated bins to dispose of any waste and help keep the tower clean.
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  • Arrive Early: The early bird catches the best views without the crowd! Consider visiting shortly after opening to relish serene, uninterrupted panoramas.
  • Sunset Timing: For a mesmerizing experience, try timing your visit during sunset.
  • Charge Your Devices: The observation deck offers splendid photo opportunities. Ensure your cameras and smartphones are charged and ready to capture those moments.
  • Footwear Matters: While the tower is easily accessible, it's wise to wear comfortable shoes, especially if you plan to explore Kyoto on foot later.
  • Weather Check: On a clear day, the visibility from the observation deck is stunning. Before your visit, a quick weather check could help in choosing the perfect day.
  • Local Festivals: If visiting during a local festival, expect themed decorations or events at the tower, making the experience even more special.
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  • Nishi-Honganji Temple (1.1 km): A UNESCO World Heritage site, this temple is an embodiment of Kyoto's exquisite wooden architecture.
  • Higashi-Honganji Temple (0.6 km): Located a short walk from the tower, it's a peaceful retreat showcasing grand wooden structures in the city's heart.
  • Kyoto Aquarium (1.2 km): A dive into aquatic marvels, this attraction spotlights both marine and freshwater species unique to Japan.
  • Kyoto Railway Museum (2 km): For train lovers, this museum charts Japan's rich railway history with interactive exhibits and life-sized train displays.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kyoto Tower Tickets

What are the ticket options for Kyoto Tower?

Currently, only standard admission tickets are available. These tickets grant you direct entry to Kyoto Tower.

Can I buy tickets online in advance?

Yes, purchasing online often offers quick entry and sometimes discounts. You can buy tickets online here.

Are there any discounts for children or seniors?

Certainly! Reduced prices are available for kids, teenagers, and seniors.

What's the best time to visit Kyoto Tower?

The best time to visit Kyoto Tower is on weekday mornings shortly after opening or late afternoons, especially outside of major holiday seasons.

How long should I spend at Kyoto Tower?

You should plan for around 1 to 2 hours. This allows ample time to enjoy the views and explore inside.

Is there a dress code to follow inside the tower?

There is no strict dress code, but dressing modestly is appreciated.

Are there any special events or themes during holidays?

Yes, Kyoto Tower often hosts themed events during festivals and holiday seasons.

Is photography allowed inside Kyoto Tower?

Absolutely! Just avoid tripods and drones for the comfort of others.

Are there eateries inside the tower?

Yes, you can indulge in delightful dishes at Sky Lounge KUU and Restaurant Tower Terrace.

Is the observation deck wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the observation deck at Kyoto Tower is wheelchair accessible. The tower is equipped with special provisions to ensure a comfortable experience for visitors with mobility challenges.

Is it worth visiting Kyoto Tower?

Absolutely! It offers a unique panoramic perspective of Kyoto and is a great way to orientate yourself in the city.