Considered by many as an eyesore, Kyoto Tower is an observation tower and at 131 meters in height, is the tallest structure in Kyoto. The tower is situated just to the North of Kyoto Station. It’s immediately visible upon leaving the station.

There is a hotel at the base of the tower.

Night view of Kyoto from Kyoto Tower
Kyoto at night, as seen from Kyoto Tower. | Photo by Getty Images

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