A Sunset from the Kyoto Tower
A great way to end a day of sightseeing is to take in the sunset from the Kyoto Tower. The tower is close handy to many restaurants, shops, hotels and Kyoto Station. If you're staying in a hotel near the station, you don't have to journey too far to enjoy the rest of your evening.
Kyoto Tower is one sight nearby Kyoto Station, there are a number of others within walking distance from the station, these include the following temples: Higashi Honganji, Nishi Honganji, Toji, and Koushou-ji. Other attractions include: Shousei-en Garden, Umekoji Park, Kyoto Aquarium and the recently opened Train Museum. There's also plenty of shopping near the Kyoto station including: Bic Camera, Yodobashi Camera, an Aeon Mall, and Isetan Department. Apart from Bic Camera the rest of those places have a huge range of restaurants. However, my favourite places to eat around the station area, are in Porta(in Japanese it's pronounced "po-ru-ta") which is directly below the Northern Bus stands of Kyoto Station.
This photo was taken back in 2007, when I was just visiting Kyoto on vacation, before I moved here in 2008. We were staying at a hotel near the Kyoto Station and the Hotel gave us complementary passes to the Kyoto Tower. If we had not received those passes, I may have not gone up, as a friend had told me it wasn't so great. I found out later, that prior to my visit in 2007, they had renovated the Tower which made it a lot better.
This photo was captured with a Nikon D50 camera and an AF Nikkor 35f/2D lens mounted on a tripod. I made the following edits to the image in DxO Optics Pro: Default camera and lens corrections; DxO Smart Lighting (25%); DxO ClearView (25%); Highlights -25%; Shadows +5%; Blacks +10%; Contrast +25; Microcontrast +25%; and Vibrancy +25.