Created by the city and culture

A city with distinct culture, vibrant history, and world of intrigue. From its architecture, traditions, and history that lies within its cityscape, Kyoto is a city waiting to be discovered.

eph is a ‘culture-concept hotel’ designed to embody a city’s individual culture and style. A space that elicits curiosity to keep you coming back for more. Each element coexists to shape and transform Kyoto into the city we know today, and are elements that have paved the way for eph.

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Reinterpreting your space
and time in Kyoto

Our rooms are designed to elicit curiosity, and showcase a contemporary interpretation of Kyoto’s unique cultural and architectural style. Quintessential ‘wa’ Japanese-styles are fused with modern features, and every room window showcases an impressive form of karesansui (zen rock garden) art.

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24-hour Guest Services

Stop by to speak with our friendly staff members, and ask about our favorite sightseeing and restaurant recommendations, local hole-in-the-wall shops, art and music events, traditional experiences, must-visit bars, and more. You can also connect to us via your in-room telephone at any time should you require any assistance or have additional questions.

Borrow a variety of different items during your stay - iron/ironing board, electrical plug, extension cord, additional cooking utensils, and more. Additional amenities such as razors, hairbrush are available upon request.

Explore the City

eph KYOTO is a 3-minute walk from Kyoto Station (Hachijo-East Gate).
Drop your luggage off at our reception desk before heading out to explore the city. We know that there’s a lot to see and experience in Kyoto, so feel free to store your luggage after check-out, too.

Ask us Anything

For additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the eph KYOTO staff - before, during, and after your stay. While each room can accommodate up to 2 guests, inquire with our reservations team about our connecting rooms - perfect for all group types.

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Shin Takamatsu,
Architect / Designer

eph KYOTO was designed and created through the imaginative interpretation of the city by famed Japanese architect, Shin Takamatsu. The grand exterior takes inspiration from the beautiful weaving patterns of Kyoto’s kimono fabrics, while the front reception hall conjures up images of the lush bamboo forests of Arashiyama.

His other works can be found throughout Japan, Taiwan, Russia, China, and more.

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