Welcome to Kyoto Tower,
a landmark of Kyoto and
the world's tallest non steel-frame construction!

AboutAbout

Kyoto Tower is the tallest construction in the city of Kyoto and features the Observation Deck located 100 meters above the ground, commanding a panoramic view of the city. Kyoto shows different townscapes depending on the hour and season.
The tower symbolizes a lighthouse illuminating the landlocked city of Kyoto.

Access & LocationAccess & Location

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Restaurant

Restaurants

There are various styles of restaurants, including TOWER TERRACE that serves dishes featuring fresh vegetables and seasonal ingredients, as well as Chinese restaurant TOH-EN and Japanese restaurant FUSHIMI. We will be waiting for you at Kyoto Tower restaurants.

Public Bath house YUU

Public Bathhouse "YUU"

Kyoto Tower Building has a large public bath on B3F. The opening hours are 7:00-22:00 (last entry 21:30). Items offered are free soap, shampoo, rinse, cosmetics and hair dryers. Bath towel rental is available for 100 yen each. Discount tickets are offered to guests staying at the hotel.

Sky Lounge KUU -Bar-

Sky Lounge "KUU" -Bar-

A glass-paneled lounge at the base of the tower. Enjoy your time with a night view of Kyoto. Sky lounge "KUU" is a cafe and bar where guests can enjoy a wonderful view from 45 meters above the ground.
Business hours 15:00-23:00 (LO/22:30)
*It's open from 12:00 only weekends and holidays.

KYOTO TOWER SANDO

KYOTO TOWER SANDO

B1F - Fine Dining【FOOD HALL】11:00-23:00
1F   - Souvenir【MARKET】9:00-21:00
2F   - Experience【WORK SHOP】9:00-21:00
*Open all year round.Business hours are different for some stores.

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How to EnjoyHow to Enjoy

Enjoy the panoramic view

  • Enjoy the panoramic view
  • Enjoy the panoramic view
  • Enjoy the panoramic view
  • Enjoy the panoramic view
  • Telescopes on 5F of the Observation Deck of Kyoto Tower are available free of charge. You can see famous sightseeing spots of Kyoto from 100 meters above the ground. In addition to the city's historic places, you may be able to see as far as Osaka on a clear day. Enjoy the sights only available at Kyoto Tower.
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Sunset time
recommended time
  • Summer9:00-10:00
    Winter9:00-10:00

  • Summer19:00
    Winter17:00

  • Summer20:00-
    Winter20:00-

World Heritage Sites and National Treasures seen from the Kyoto Tower

World Heritage Sites and National Treasures seen from Kyoto Tower

Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Toji Temple and Chion-in Temple-Kyoto has Japan's most famous temples and shrines that many of you may have already visited. However, Kyoto Tower Observation Deck is the only place where you can look at them from 100 meters above the ground!

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SightseeingSightseeing

Kyoto Tower as a base for sightseeing in Kyoto

Kyoto Tower as a base for sightseeing in Kyoto

Kyoto Tower has directly connected to the JR and subway lines through the underground passage. From here, you can get to all tourist spots in Kyoto.

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KIYOMIZU TEMPLE

KIYOMIZU-DERA TEMPLE

One of the most famous temples in Kyoto, established in 798. The main hall with the particularly well-known Stage of Kiyomizu commands a wide view over the city of Kyoto. Registered as a World Heritage Site.

ARASHIYAMA

ARASHIYAMA

A nationally-designated Historic Site and Place of Scenic Beauty that attracts many tourists. Especially known as the best spot to enjoy cherry blossoms and autumn leaves. The Togetsu-kyo Bridge over the Katsura River that runs through Arashiyama is the symbol of the area.

HUSAHIMIINARI

FUSHIMI INARI-TAISHA SHRINE

Boasting a history of 1,300 years, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine is one of the most sacred places in Kyoto. The road lined with approximately 3,000 torii gates leading to the top of Mt. Torii impresses every visitor with its overwhelming scale.