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Kyoto Tower

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Identification

Kyoto Tower
京都タワー
京都タワーサンド
Kyoto Tower SANDO
135854

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Structure in General

observation tower
existing [completed]
modernism

Usages

hotel mercantile observatory

Facts

  • Base of tower is situated on top of a hotel at 30.8 meters, the nine-story Kyoto Tower Daini Hotel.
  • The tower is located directly across the street from the Kyoto Shinkansen Station, the rapid train service from Tokyo and Osaka, making it a first stop for most visitors coming into Kyoto by train.
  • Built in the same year as the Tokyo Olympics, the tower was intended to attract international tourists from Tokyo to Kyoto.
  • The two story observation deck on the top of the tower offers a full panoramic view of Kyoto, including virtually every famous site in the valley.
  • The tallest architecture in Kyoto city.

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Location

721-1 Karasumadori 7-jo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku
600-8216
Kyoto
Kyoto-fu
Japan

Technical Data

429.79 ft
429.79 ft
101.71 ft
328.08 ft
9
3
1963
1964

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • Metro entrance inside building
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