Great Food Hall at Kyoto Tower

November 24, 2018

By Kensei Iizuka and Takanori Tsuhako

Kyoto Tower

As you know, Kyoto city is the main city in Kyoto prefecture and it is really lively. Of course, you can find a lot of nice places in the city like cafés, restaurants, clothing stores, general stores, temples, shrines and so on. Moreover, this city is also has a great edifice that can be seen from many parts of this city. That is Kyoto Tower. It is 131 meters high and is the tallest construction in Kyoto city. From this building, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the city. Of course, you can also see some famous historical buildings like Kiyomizu-Dera temple.

Not only can you enjoy the view, you can enjoy some facilities. For example, a beer and BBQ garden is on the 10th floor and Kansai Tourist Information Center is on the 3rd floor and so on. This article is focused on the Food Hall on the B1, or basement, floor.

Food Hall

There are some good facilities in Kyoto Tower and one is the Food Hall on the B1 floor. There are 19 restaurants in this food hall including typical Japanese food like Sushi. This food hall has really varied kinds of restaurants such as Chinese food, Mexican food, sweets and bars serving alcohol.

There are some good points of this food hall. First, there are many kinds of restaurant. You can eat beef, pork, chicken, curry, ramen noodles, soba (Japanese traditional noodles), pancakes and doughnuts. In addition, there is a restaurant for vegans and vegetarians. Second, this food hall is big and there are a lot of seats. On the weekend, every place near Kyoto station gets really crowded. That is why, if you find a good restaurant, you have to wait for a long time. On the other hand, you can find your seats more easily at this food hall. Last, you and your friends can choose your favorite food. It is usual for food hall but it is a big merit for using food hall. You can eat what you really want to eat and you can also drink alcohol. The experience at this food hall should be a good memory of your trip.

Recommended Restaurant

Gottie’s BEEF

If you would like to have beef, this restaurant is highly recommended. The beef served here has been carefully selected considering thing such as district where the cows were raised and using only the choice cuts of beef. In addition, it takes 40 days to mature the beef. The stage of production is called “dried-aging method.” By this method, the flavor of the beef will be enhanced. The steak sauce is very well matched with the beef.

KYOTOSENMARU Syakariki murasaki

Ramen noodle is one of the most popular foods in Japan and you should try it if you come to Japan. Ramen noodles in Japan are served in various flavors like shio (salt), tonkotsu (pork bone) and shoyu (soy sauce). Syakariki’s noodles have soy sauce taste but the broth that accompanies them is also made of seafood products and chicken. That is why Japanese like ramen noodles. Japanese people like to eat ramen noodles after drinking so, if you like to drink alcohol, try eating ramen noodles after that.

List of Shops

How to enjoy your meal at KYOTO TOWER SANDO

In the dining hall, which is like a food court, you can sit in any vacant seat. This means your party can buy food from different restaurants.

    1. Order

      When you decide what you would like to have, please go to the individual restaurant and order your meal. Please pay at this time. You can use not only money but also credit cards.

    2. Wait

      The staff will give you a bell. You can go back to your seat and wait until the bell rings, please.

    3. Pick Up

      After the bell rings, go to the restaurant again and pick your order up, please. You can also help yourself to water if you want to.

    4. Return 

      After finishing your meal, please return the empty dishes to the restaurant. You can easily find the sign “Return Here” there.

      Access and Information

You can come to Kyoto station by JR, Kyoto Subway Karasuma line, Kyoto City Bus, or by taxi, bicycle or private transportation. You can come to KYOTO TOWER SANDO directly from the underground shopping area called Porta. If you are above ground, you can come from an entrance which is located at the corner of Karasuma-dori and Shiokoji-dori intersection. Don’t worry. It is easy to find KYOTO TOWER.

Opening hours are from 9am to 9pm (Final Entry 8:40pm). In Japan, restaurants generally stop taking orders about 30 minutes before closing time. Customers are expected to finish their food and drinks by closing time and leave soon after. The telephone number is 075-361-3215 (9am to 8pm). The address is 721-1, Karasuma-dori Shichijo-kudaru Higashi-shio-koji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi 600-8216.

 

Torre de Quioto

por Juliana Yumi Kikuchi e Tomomi Nakae

-Uma vista única sobre a cidade

A torre de Quioto fica mesmo em frente à Estação de Quioto, a apenas cerca de cinco minutos a pé. Do alto desta torre, temos uma vista de 360 sobre a cidade de Quioto, em uma sala de observação que fica a 100 metros de altura. Contando com para-raios, a Torre de Quioto tem uma 131 metros de altura, uma das mais alta do Japão. Quioto tem uma legislação muito rigorosa sobre a altura dos edifícios, tornando esta torre o edifício mais alto de toda a cidade. Para os visitantes, a paisagem muda consoante o tempo e as estações do ano. Vale a pena subir à sala de obcervação mais do que uma vez. E até pode ver Osaka quando está bom tempo.

 

【Horário de funcionamento】

9:00~21:00 (*última entrada às 20:40)

*o horário de funcionamento pode mudar sem aviso prévio

 

【Preços de visita】

_______________________ Indivíduo _____Grupo (mais de 10 pessoas)______

Adulto                                                       770 ienes          600 ienes

Estudantes (16~)                                     620 ienes          450 ienes

Estudantes (6~15 anos)                         520 ienes          350 ienes

Crianças (mais do que 3 anos)              150 ienes

Pessoas com deficiência                           350 ienes

(é necessário mostrar comprovativo)

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*os preços não incluem a taxa de consumo

* os preços de desconto para grupo são válidos para grupos de apenas adultos, ou apenas estudantes.

 

-A cor das iluminações

Normalmente, a Torre de Quioto mantém a sua cor branca, mas algumas vezes muda. Isto acontece em eventos especiais.

【A hora da iluminação】

Depois de pôr-do-sol até as 24:00

* no dia 16 de todos os meses, a Torre de Quioto não é iluminada, como forma de poupar energia. Este dia é conhecido como o dia “Do You Kyoto?”

 

Desde setembro de 2016, é possível solicitar a iluminação com cores escolhidas para ocasiões especiais, como aniversários ou casamentos. Apenas custa 30 mil ienes por uma cor ou 45 mil ienes para duas cores, por um período de 30 minutos. É possível efeitos de iluminação por 20 mil ienes mais.

* há várias condições para os pedidos de iluminação. Po vezes, nem todos os pedidos podem ser aceites.

 

-As termas ~YUU~

Situadas no andar B3, estão abertas desde as sete horas da manhã até as 20:30 (última entrada às 20:00).

* o horário pode mudar sem aviso prévio.

 

【Preço】

Adulto        750 ienes (dias úteis)  890円 (fim-de-semana e feriados)

Criança        450 ienes

(mais do que 2 anos, menos do que 6 anos)

 

 

 

 

 

 

___________(balneário feminino)______________(balneário masculino)_________

Link internet (em inglês)

https://www.keihanhotels-resorts.co.jp/kyoto-tower/en/floorguide.html#spa

 

-Tower Bill 1F~2F 「KYOTO TOWER SANDO」

B1F gastronomia:local onde pode experimentar as iguarias de Quioto.

1F lembranças:mercado de produtos típicos de Quioto.

2F workshop onde pode “experimentar” Quioto.

 

【Horário de funcionamento】

B1F/11:00~23:00

1F・2F/9:00~21:00

* O horário pode mudar consoante a estação do ano.

 

– 「Restaurante Tower terrace」 (3º andar)

 

 

【Horário de funcionamento】

Café da manhã (pequeno-almoço) /7:00~10:00 (última entrada às 9:30)

Almoço    /11:30~15:00

Jantar      /17:30~21:00 (última entrada às 20:00)

Lanche    /15:30~17:00 (só em dias específicos)

 

-Hotel Torre de Quioto (5º – 9º andar)

Tem quartos em estilo japonês e estilo ocidental. No 8º andar, tem os famosos quartos “Tawawa-chan room” , com decoração baseada na personagem mascote da Torre de Quioto, a “Tawawa-chan”.

 

https://www.keihanhotels-resorts.co.jp/tower_hotel/en/

 

– Sala de observação (10F skylounge「空」~KUU~)

Um salão com vista sobre a cidade, a 45 metros do solo, onde pode beber e ver a cidade.

O salão chama-se『空』~KUU~, que significa “céu”.

 

【Horário de funcionamento】

Cafeteria 15:00~22:00 (último pedido às 19:45)

Bar     18:00~23:00 (último pedido às 22:30)

 

– Sala de observação da torre de Quioto

A famosa sala de observação da Torre de Quioto, com vista panorâmica a 100 metros de altura. Aqui se encontra Templo Tawawa-chan, que é o templo de cidade de Quioto mais próximo do céu!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.keihanhotels-resorts.co.jp/kyoto-tower/en/enjoy.html

-Sobre Tawawa-chan

A mascote da Torre de Quioto, Tawawa-chan, nasceu da luz suave da Torre de Quioto.

Aniversário: dia 1 de junho

Passatempos: procurar comida deliciosa e passear por Quioto.

 

 

 

-Acesso

 

Morada:

〒600-8216 Shichijo-sagaru Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto city

 

2 minutos a pé desde a Estação de Quioto

 

Link (inglês)

https://www.keihanhotels-resorts.co.jp/kyoto-tower/en/access.html

 

KYOTO’S TOWERS

By Keisuke SAKAMOTO, Tsukasa SUMIKAWA, Tetsuya KINJO.

                                  KYOTO’S TOWERS

Do you know the Five-story pagoda? We call that building Goju-no-to. It seems like most people misunderstand about Goju-no-to. Most people think that there is only one Goju-no-to. In fact, Kyoto has a lot of Goju- no-to. We are going to introduce various Five-story pagodas.

daigoji3 DAIGOJI

Five-story pagoda has several types. There are several five-story pagodas. They are national treasures. Daigoji goju-no-to is in Kyoto. It was completed in 951 . When ONIN WAR broke out, Daigoji was burned out, but a five-story pagoda was built later. Daigoji is the oldest building in Kyoto. Daigoji is surrounded by the deep forest, larger than 300 hectares, with many old and large trees. In addition, as many as 80 species of wild birds inhabit the forest. Especially in the summer season of fresh green, we can feel the sounds of wind, birds and water captivating our hearts. Daigoji is well known for its cherry blossoms. They begin to bloom at the end of every March and the trees become in full bloom in April when the temple holds a Hanami Parede of in honor of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, originated from Hanami Party in Daigo (cherry blossom viewing party). Toyotomi Hideyosi used to enjoy cherry blossom viewing. Just like the four seasons, the faces of Daigoji also change to reflect the different times of the year. For three weeks starting from the vernal equinox, visitors can enjoy different cherry blossoms,called sakura or zakura in Japanese, starting from Kawazu-zakura at Kenjinrinen, to Shidare-zakura, Somei-yoshino,  Yae-zakura next to the Kondo. Kawazu-zakura are a darker color than someiyoshino color. Shidare-zakura tree has long branches. Yae-zakura has many varieties in Japan. but other names are botan-zakura. kawazu-zakura, shidare-zakura, yae-zakura. The daigo-ji is arounded by a lot of cherry blossoms.

Admission Fee

Admission fee for adults is 600yen. Junior and senior high school students 300 yen. But under elementary school kids are free. Daigoji goju-no-to is open from 9 am to 5 pm. Wheelchair accessible.

Access

Walk 10 minutes walk from Daigo station on the Tozai subway Line. or Keihan Bus stop Daigo-sanpo-in.

 

東寺 無料 TOHJI

The five story pagoda of TOHJI temple was originally built by monk KUKAI in 883. Though the present building was constructed in 1644 because it has needed rebuilding five times. This pagoda is 55 meters high and is the highest pagoda in Japan. The elegant pagoda can be seen from the window of the Shinkansen (Japanese bullet train). In cherry blossom season, Tohji temple, including the pagoda, is illuminated at night and is a beautiful sight. The interior of the pagoda is opened for a short period over New Year and has Esoteric Buddhist (Mikkyo) illustrations within.

Other buildings in Tohji temple grounds are listed as National Treasures or Important Cultural Properties include the Rengemon Gate, the Lecture Hall and the Founder’s Hall or Meido, where Kobo Daishi himself is reported to have lived.

Admission fee

Adults 500 yen .

High school students 400 yen.

Under Junior high school students 300yen

Access

10 minutes walk from To-ji station on the Kintetsu Railway, City Bus Stop To-ji-higashimon-mae, 15 minutes walk from JR Kyoto station Hachijo-guchi.

 

ninnaji6 NINNAJI TEMPLE

It is one of the many great temples in Kyoto which are registered as World Heritage Sites.We call it NINNAJI. It is also known as the most popular site in Kyoto where is used by many movie directors and Japanese historical drama’s directors frequently.

Ninnaji was originally built in 888 by the 59th Emperor Uda. However, occurring ONIN war occurred, all construction of Ninnaji was burned down in the fire. In the Edo period, in 1637, about 160 years after the ONIN war happened,  it was rebuilt as a replica of the original. Now we can see a very gorgeous five story pagoda and other buildings.

Features:this pagoda is 32.7 meters high.

Admission fee

Adult 500 yen.

Others 300 yen.

Access

About 2 minutes walk  north from Omuro Ninnaji station of Keifuku railway(Kitano line).

You can get on the Kitano line of Keifuku railway at Kitano Hakubaicho station(Keifuku railway)

About 15 minutes walk from Hanazono station of JR railway (Sagano line).

yasakanotou9 YASAKA-NO-TO

There is Goju-no-to called Yasaka-no-to near kiyomizu temple. But, this building has a original name. The original name is Hokanji. There seem to be few people who enter the precincts. . Yasaka-no-to is the  important cultural property  in Japan. Open day is irregular. If you are sure that you want to visit Yasaka-no-to, you should call beforehand.  There are various sightseeing spots near Yasaka-no-to.  This building is 38.8 meters high and this is the fourth highest pagoda after Tohji temple, Kofuku-ji temple, and Daigoji temple , all of which were built before the Edo era. T his temple was created by Prince Shotoku in 592.

Admission fee

Over high school students  500 yen. Yasaka-no-to is open from 9 am to 5 pm.

Access

20 minutes walk from Kyoto stasion D2 bus stop.

City Bus to Higashiyama-yasui or Kiyomizu-miti.  5 mintes walk from Higashiyama-yasui or Kiyomizu-miti.

 

p8256684 KYOTO TOWER

Not only does Kyoto have  a lot of temples, but also Kyoto has a fantastic building.  which is Kyoto tower. Kyoto Tower was constructed in 1964. It’s first opening day was December 28. This tower is located at Karasuma-dori Higashi Shiokoji -cho. The steel tower is the tallest structure in Kyoto with its observation deck at 100 meteres and its spire at 131 meters. This building is a 9-story building and houses a three star hotel and several stores. LED lights were finally put up on March 14 in 2016. This decreased electricity, consumption by 60%. Tawawa-chan is the mascot of Kyoto Tower, which is located in Simogyo-Ward, Kyoto city. Also, a weather camera installed on the tower sends live images of Kyoto city for television station. Kyoto station is near Kyoto tower. Kyoto station is main railway station of Kyoto city, and many commercial facilities are located around it.

Access

City Bus to Kyoto JR Line, Subway Karasuma Line or Kintetsu Line to Kyoto. located in front of Kyoto station.

Admission fee

Adults are 770 yen. High School Students are 620 yen. Elementary and Junior High School Students are 520 yen. Kindergarten Students and under are 150 yen. Business Hours: Kyoto tower is open from 9 am to 8:40 pm. : Open seven days a week.

At last, Kyoto has a lot of elegant and graceful buildings. If you are interested in Kyoto culture, you should visit these places.

 

Der Kyoto-Turm

by Shunji Umetani; Ei Endo
Der Kyoto-Turm steht vor dem Kyotoer Hauptbahnhof. Der Kyoto-Turm ist 131 Meter hoch und wurde am 28.Dezember 1964 in Betrieb genommen.


Die Zahlenfolge 131 für die Höhe des Turmes in Metern steht in Beziehung zur damaligen Zahl der Einwohner der Stadt Kyoto von 1,31 Millionen Menschen.

Die Konstruktion des Kyoto-Turmes wurde von Studenten an der technischen Fakultät der Universität Kyoto entworfen. Der Turm ist sehr stabil gegenüber Erdbeben oder starkem Wind.
Der Turm steht da wie ein Leuchtturm, obwohl es kein Meer gibt. Aber oft nennt man ihn auch „die Kerze von Kyoto“.
Um den Bau des Kyoto-Turmes gab es heftige Diskussionen. Die Gegner meinten, ein moderner Turm harmoniere nicht mit der alten Stadt Kyoto. Aber nach dem Bau des Turmes gibt es Leute, die finden, der eigentümliche Turm passe gut zu Kyoto. Das ist ein sehr interessantes Resultat.

Die Angebote im Kyoto-Turm


Es gibt hier in der Gegend nur wenige Leute und nur wenige Besucher, die den Kyoto-Turm nicht kennen. Es ist aber nicht so bekannt,dass es im Kyoto-Turm-Gebäude einige interessante Angebote gibt. Daher habe ich gedacht, dass es schön wäre, wenn viele Touristen, die nach Kyoto kommen, davon wüssten.
Es gibt zum Beispiel im ersten Stock verschiedene berühmte Süßigkeiten wie Nama-Yatsuhashi (Kleine Teigplatten aus mit Zimt und Zucker gemischtem Pulverreis, in die süße Bohnen eingeschlagen sind) oder Kyoto-Süßigkeiten (Kyo-Gashi) oder kunstgewerblich-volkskundliche Waren wie Nishijin-Brokat (Nishijin-Ori), oder Kiyomizu-Keramik (Kiyomizu-Yaki). Man kann dort jedenfalls gut Souveniers kaufen, weil es dort viel Auswahl gibt und auch direkt vor dem Hauptbahnhof liegt. Aber eine besonders interesanteste Anlage ist das Großbad im dritten Tiefgeschoss. Das Bad ist sehr geräumig und man kann sich dort gut entspannen und von der Müdigkeit der Reise erholen.
Außerdem ist es schon morgens ab 7 Uhr geöffnet, das ist für Leute schön,die mit dem Nachtbus nach Kyoto gekommen sind, sodass sie nach dem Bad ausgeruht Sehenswürdigkeiten besichtigen können. Es gibt auch eine Sauna.

Der Bahnhof Kyôto

von Haruka Takahashi und Tsumugi Mitsunobu

Das Einkaufszentrum Porta Eingang

Das Einkaufszentrum Porta

Der neue Kyôtoer Hauptbahnhof ist einer der größten Bahnhöfe in Japan. Das Gebäude ist modern. Es wurde 1997 von Hiroshi Hara gebaut.
Am Kyôtoer Bahnhof gibt es viele Läden. Zum Beispiel Subako, das Kaufhaus Isetan, das Einkaufscenter Porta, Mr.doughnut und Onigiriya.

Alle kaufen dort Geschenke ein.
Die süß gefüllten Teigtaschen Yatsuhashi sind als Kyôtoer Spezialität ein beliebtes Geschenk. Es gibt verschiedene Geschmacksrichtungen wie zum Beispiel Zimt (Nikki), Grüntee (Matcha) und Schokolade.

Die Einkaufsstraße Miyakomichi

Die Einkaufsstraße Miyakomichi

Rolltreppe

Rolltreppe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ebenfalls beliebt sind Geschenke aus japanischem Krepp (Chirimen-zaiku) oder eingemachtes Gemüse. Davon können Sie sogar kosten.
Am Südausgang des Bahnhofs entstand kürzlich die Einkaufsstraße Miyakomichi.

Wenn Sie müde sind, können Sie bei Mr.doughnut rasten. Dort schmeckt das Grüntee-Milchshake (Matcha Latte) besonders gut.
Es gibt auch ein Theater, das bei den Leuten sehr beliebt ist.
Dort wird momentan Die Schöne und das Biest aufgeführt.
Aber es gibt im Bahnhof kein Toilettenpapier. Sie sollten aufpassen und Papiertaschentücher mitbringen.

Und es gibt eine große Anzahl Treppen. Wenn man nach oben steigt, kann man die Stadt und die umliegenden Berge sehen. Von dort kann man auch den Kyoto Tower sehen.

Tagsüber ist der Turm dunkel, aber in der Nacht ist er hell erleuchtet. Das sieht sehr schön aus. Dort müssen Sie einmal hingehen. Man kann dort oben sogar ein Picknick genießen.
Zum Bahnhof kann man von der Stadtmitte aus mit dem Rad fahren. Es gibt am Südausgang einen Fahrradparkplatz.
In der großen Bahnhofshalle sieht man ergreifende Treffen und unerträgliche Abschiede.
Wie viel erzählen diese Momente! Was für Dramen wird es hier wohl noch geben?

Kyôto ist eine warmherzige Stadt.
Sie müssen Kyôto unbedingt einmal besuchen. Es ist eine Reise wert.