7 Ways to Enjoy Kyoto Tower

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Kyoto Tower
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Kyoto Tower is one of the main tourist attractions of Kyoto.  The tower is located Shimogyo Ward, Higashishiokojicho. It is an observation tower and a large part of the Kyoto city is visible from the tower. Thousands of visitors come to see the tower every day.  Here are seven ways to enjoy Kyoto Tower.

1.  The Tallest Structure in Kyoto

Kyoto Tower is the tallest structure in Kyoto. The observation tower is 430 feet tall. The observation deck is at a height of 100 meters and the spire is at 131 meters. The Tower was built in 1964 and still holds its charm. It’s a wonder in its own merit.


  • Name: Kyoto Tower
  • Address: 600-8216 Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, Higashishiokojicho, 721−1
  • Opening hour: 9 AM
  • Closing hour: 9 PM
  • Phone:  +81 75-361-3215
  • Website: http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/visitkyoto/en/theme/others/m_kyoto_tower/

2. Watch Kyoto from Bird’s Eye

The watch tower located in the center of Kyoto. You can see most parts of the city clearly from Kyoto Tower. The feeling of watching the structures that you know to be big to look like tiny is surreal. You can observe the life going on around Kyoto from a new angle and perspective.

3. Night Lights of Kyoto

If you’re in Kyoto on a trip, go to the Kyoto Tower after spending a day sightseeing Kyoto’s other attractions. Go there just before the nightfall and watch as Kyoto lights up! Thousands of balls of light illuminate the city and banishes darkness. It’s a magical view altogether!

4. Shopping

The first floor of Kyoto Tower has a range of different shops. You can find authentic and traditional Japanese items in there. There are gift shops, souvenir shops. You could find the perfect gift for a loved one or the souvenir to take back home. If you don’t want to buy anything, still the shops are worth visiting!

5. Watch a Show

Traditional Japanese dance performances are held at the Kyoto Tower. Dancers wearing traditional Kimonos dance in the tunes of melodious Japanese songs. You could enjoy one of those shows and get to know more about Japanese culture. Who knows, you might enjoy trying your hand at copying them!

6. Take an Onsen bath

There is an Onsen bath facility in the underground floor of the Kyoto Tower. After a long and tiring day of sightseeing, you could go down there and take a relaxing bath in the warm water. Onsen is Japanese a public bath so there are special etiquettes involved. Make sure read up on the rules before you go there.

7. Eat

There are a number of high-quality restaurants in the Kyoto Tower. You could enjoy authentic Japanese cuisines as well as foods from different cuisines around the word. The food is delicious and the service is world class. The eating experience at the Kyoto Tower will surely be a pleasurable one.

Your trip to Kyoto can not be complete without visiting the most iconic place in there, right? That’s what Kyoto Tower is! With all its glory Kyoto Tower is a must see for everyone. You’ll enjoy your visit to Kyoto Tower- you can be assured of that. So make sure to include it in your plan.

Have a good trip and travel!


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