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Kyoto Tower ("Kyoto-tawa"), a steel observation tower, is the tallest structure in Kyoto with its observation deck at 100 meters and its spire at 131 meters.
It stands atop a 9-story hotel building, opposite Kyoto Station. Its observation deck is a popular tourist attraction.
First opened to the public in 1964, Kyoto Tower was built to withstand winds of up to 90 m/s and survive an earthquake of far greater magnitude than that of the Kobe or Tokyo earthquakes.
SOURCE: Yasufumi Nishi, courtesy of Japan National Tourism Organization, used with permission.
NOTE: The information regarding Japan on this page is re-published from Japan National Tourism Organization. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Japan information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Japan should be addressed to Japan National Tourism Office.
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