Kyoto Tower (today and tower) is a tower in Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto. Keihan Hotel's & Co., Ltd. of the Keihan group runs it.
I greatly soar before Kyoto Station Karasuma center mouth. As for the height including Kyoto Tower building becoming the pedestal, there is 131m and is the building which is the highest in Kyoto-shi.
It was decided that Chuo, Kyoto post office built on the land of the Kyoto Station north side moved in 1953, and the utilization of the ruins after the move was considered. In addition, this land was a central station of Kyoto as the international culture tourist city, the genuine thing which acted of Kyoto Station, and I deserved to be it, and rich land utilization was demanded from publicity again.
The establishment of the product sightseeing center Co., Ltd. (Kyoto industrial tourism center Co., Ltd.) was decided in Kyoto round-table conference hosted by the chamber of commerce and, on April 11, 1959, the following day, founded it.
The degree to make observatories on the roof did not assume that I built a huge tower although I was considered at first. But, as a result of examination, it is recognized that I can build the tower without affecting the inside of the building too much, and it will be constructed by design management of Mamoru Yamada (architect) and a structure design of Kyoto University department of engineering architecture classroom Professor Riyo Tanahashi.
At this chance a white cylindrical elegant design was adopted saying that I did not deserve to be you with the rustic tower with the simple steel frame in a central station of Kyoto.
It is said that a carbon dioxide half automatic welding machine was used for a building on a large scale for the first time in Japan.
After the ground-breaking ceremony of February 7, 1963, the building is opened on, August 31, 1964 on August 13, 1963. The tower was , the opening of business of December 28 on February 3, 1964.
The structure did not use the steel frame at all, and connected special steel sheet cylinders of thickness 12mm -22mm by welding, and I made the cylinder-shaped tower body, and it was with (monocoque) and I established a temporary construction tower and the crane in the tower outside and performed an increase.
The total cost of construction was 3,864 million yen for approximately one year ten months for the term of works. The figure of the tower likened the tile-roofing of the house in the town in the city to a wave and imaged the lighthouse which lighted up the town of Kyoto without the sea.
] that I can see the Osaka city from the observatory of the upper tower other than in Kyoto-shi and the outskirts on a fine day.
A hotel and a street of well-known stores enter it in the building of the pedestal, and the public bath which is open from 7:00 a.m. is on the third floor under the ground. In addition, the sale such as the goods about the tower is carried out on an observatory and the street of well-known stores, too.
Mascot character made taking advantage of the opening of business 40th anniversary is born in original expression in December, 2004.
For elevator repair work for the opening of business 50th anniversary of 2014 and the repaint of the outer wall, the restaurants in scenic dome and the building of the pedestal close business of December 2, 2012 last until March, 2013 and are reopened from April 1.
In addition, taking advantage of this renewal, the restaurant changed the business form to the lounge which a coffee shop, the light meal provided. In addition, during a construction period, I was able to continue the business of the hotel and souvenir shop.