Kyoto Tower Observation Deck

Kyoto Tower

Standing 131 meters tall, Kyoto Tower is tallest structure in Kyoto. Located opposite Kyoto Station, the tower can be seen at every angle in the city. The tower was completed in 1964 even though it has been the subject of controversy during its planning phase. Since I have some time to spare, I decided to went up the Observation Deck.

Automated Ticketing Machine

Kyoto Tower

The ticketing counter is located on the 11th floor. You may purchased the ticket using the ticketing machine for ¥770 per person.


If you need help using those machine, the staff will be there to guide you.

Kyoto Tower

Ticket to the observation deck.


Lift to the 100m observation deck.

Observation Deck


The observation deck is really small but plenty of free binoculars to use.


View of Kyoto.

Kyoto Tower

Kyoto Tower

The best time to visit the observation deck is during the sunset hour.

Kyoto Tower

There is a mini-shrine for visitors to make a wish.

Kyoto Tower

Kyoto Tower Observation Deck offers good views of Kyoto. You can easily spend less than an hour at the tower. While this is not a ‘must-see places’, you will get to see a different perspective of Kyoto city.

Skip the queue! Purchase your Kyoto Tower Observation Deck ticket online with

Kyoto Tower
〒600-8216 Shichijo-sagaru Karasuma-dori,Shimogyo-ku,Kyoto city
By Train: Kyoto Station
Opening Hours 9am – 9pm. Admission Fee ¥770.

Attractions in Kyoto | Book your tickets here |


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