Kyoto Tower


After travelling from Tokyo to Kyoto on the Shinkansen (Bullet Train), which only two hours to cover the 500km between the two cities, the first thing we saw outside the station was the Kyoto Tower.


Standing 131 meters tall just across Kyoto Station, Kyoto Tower is Kyoto's tallest building and a rare modern iconic landmark in the city famous for its ancient temples and shrines. 

The tower was completed in 1964, the same year as the opening of the shinkansen and the Tokyo Olympics. A viewing platform is located 100 meters above ground and affords a 360 degree view of Kyoto and as far as Osaka on clear days.

Using the Fujifilm X-Pro2 fitted with the XF16-55mm f2.8 lens I took some images from the station concours using the new ACROS black and white film simulation mode.


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