Kyoto Tower Hotel is located directly in front of Kyoto Station, providing superb access to various public transport hubs. In addition to the shopping area nearby, there are also lots of sightseeing spots within walking distance.


    The head temple of the Otani sect of Shin Buddhism, its official name is Shinshu Honbyo Temple. There are a variety of historical buildings dotted throughout the spacious grounds, such as the Goeido and Amidado.

    5 minutes from the hotel on foot.

  • Shosei-en Garden

    The Shosei-en Garden was designed as a path around a pond by Jozan Ishikawa and is a detached property of Higashi Honganji. It offers beautiful views to enjoy all year round, such as the cherry blossoms in the spring and the autumn leaves in the fall.

    10 minutes from the hotel on foot.


    An inland aquarium located within walking distance of Kyoto Station. In addition to the tanks recreating the natural ecosystem of Kyoto's Kamogawa River with approximately 20 giant salamanders exhibited, there are also dolphin performances held every day.

    15 minutes from the hotel on foot.

  • Kyoto Railway Museum

    One of the largest railway museums in Japan, designed with the theme of "see, feel, and experience."
    A train wonderland that's loads of fun for the whole family, adults and children alike!

    20 minutes from the hotel on foot.

  • To-ji Temple Kyo-o-gokoku-ji Temple

    To-ji is the head temple of the Shingon sect of Buddhism, and it was registered as a World Heritage Site for its importance as "cultural property of the ancient city of Kyoto."
    The temple is famous for its 55-meter 5-storied pagoda (National Treasure), which was rebuilt by Tokugawa Iemitsu.

    20 minutes from the hotel on foot.

  • Sanjusangen-do

    In the approximately 120-meter inner room of the main temple, there are 1,001 statues of Kannon, the 1,000-armed goddess of mercy, lined up in rows.
    There are also National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties such as the statues of Fujin (god of wind) and Raijin (god of thunder), as well as the Nijuhachibushu (statues of the 28 attendant deities of Kannon).

    30 minutes from the hotel on foot.