Kyoto Tower is a rather dated building that provides a view of Kyoto and its surrounding mountains. It’s not going to blow you away, but is worth it if you have time.
Budget travel tips
Don’t forget to use the coupon for a little discount. Click on the tower pic and print the coupon on the next page.
- Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine also offers a great, and free, view of Kyoto from the top of its east-side mountain.
How to get there
Kyoto Tower is just outside Kyoto station central/north exit. You can’t miss it.
Opening times: 9 AM to 9 PM (entry ends 20 minutes before closing)
Cost: Adults 700 yen, Junior High School Students 550 yen, Younger Children 450 yen (print out this coupon for discount)
Recommended Hostels and Cheap Hotels
A little bit pricier than the others, but with a more ‘Japanesey’ feel and atmosphere. It’s also smaller and therefore much quieter than the others. Check prices at Booking.com
Khaosan Kyoto Guest House and Khaosan Kyoto Theater
Khaosan have a load of hostels in Tokyo, and their Kyoto hostels are solid hostel experiences. Expect polite, excitable staff and really good prices.
Khaosan Kyoto Guest House: Check prices at Booking.com,
Khaosan Kyoto Theater: Check prices at Booking.com