Seeing Kyoto Tower wasn’t part of our itinerary. In fact, we didn’t even bother looking it up online. But when we alighted our bus at Kyoto Station, we were surprised that Kyoto Tower was right behind us.
Japan Guide tells us that the tower was completed in 1964, the same year as the opening of the Shinkansen and the Tokyo Olympics. It stands on top of a typical commercial building, which contains souvenir shops, restaurants, and a hotel, as well as a public bath in the basement.
Seeing one of the more modern sights in Kyoto is a perfect way to end our Kyoto day tour. It was long and exhausting but totally worth it. We walked a total of 30,000 steps that day but I know we only saw the tip of the iceberg. There were just too many sights to see, food to eat, and experiences to try! Kyoto is really one place I want to explore again!
See more of my Kyoto trip here!