New Designer Hotel That Focuses On Food In Kyoto, Japan

New Designer Hotel That Focuses On Food In Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto is located in the Kansai region of Japan. This city is home to numerous temples, shrines and architectural treasures. Fushimi Inari-taisha is one of the famous shrines in Kyoto. The rows of torii gates, also known as Senbon torii, is the main highlight of the shrine. It is customary for people to donate a torii gate in order to express gratitude for a wish, or for a wish to become true. It takes approximately two hours to walk up the shrine as it has around 10,000 gates. Fushimi Inari-taisha was also featured in an iconic scene of a popular movie: Memoirs of a Geisha. For some quiet time away from the crowd, visit Kennin-ji Temple and Tofuku-ji Temple. These Zen temples offer spacious grounds, beautiful sub-temples, and views that you don’t get to see in your everyday life.

Also, what’s a vacation without trying out some of the local cuisines? If you are a big fan of tofu, head on to downtown tofu specialist, Tosuiro. For those who prefer something a little less guilty, Togaden offers a healthy and tasty lunch menu. Craving for a great bowl of ramen but not sure which one to choose? Check out eateries like Ippudo, Karako, Ramen Muraji and No Name Ramen. These options are sure to fill up your belly while you are out exploring. While you are at it, why not call it a day and rest up in this new designer hotel ENSO ANGO TOMI II? This hotel’s restaurant serves Spanish breakfast and dinner using mainly local ingredients from Kyoto. Food lovers will be delighted to know that they can get food around the area and within the hotel premises too. Read on to know more about this unique hotel and what it has to offer to travelers.

Introducing ENSO ANGO TOMI II by atelier oı̈

 ENSO ANGO TOMI II Restaurant Interior Design

This shadow-themed hotel, TOMI II, is designed by Uchida Design Inc., interior design studio founded by world-renowned designer Shigeru Uchida, and Swiss design group atelier oı̈. atelier oı̈ yearned to take on a hotel project and a collaboration with their lifelong inspiration, Maestro Shigeru Uchida. Through this project, they managed to make both of their dreams a reality. Pulling influences from the Swiss, Japanese and Kyoto, the interior boasts of Japanese umbrella-inspired light shades. It is perfect for travelers who prefer a modern space while maintaining some traditional elements. TOMI II’s concept is to encourage interaction between the community with other like-minded people.

Bond over food and drinks

TOMI II ’s main feature is that it is the only one out of the five properties of ENSO ANGO (ENSO ANGOs) to have a restaurant. The Executive Chef, who trained in Spain, provides the speciality of using Kyoto local ingredients. Thus, it is no surprise that the breakfast includes a buffet style of Spanish Pinchos and other Spanish menus. Dinner, on the other hand, consists of a la carte and course meals. As TOMI II focuses on food, guests need not worry about going hungry here! They can also head down to the minimalist style bar and interact with other guests. Other features of TOMI II include a smoking booth and a lounge.

TOMI ll's rooms

TOMI II has a total of 75 rooms: double, twin, triple and universal rooms, depending on the traveller’s needs and requirements. The rooms are decorated with simplicity and “shadow” in mind. Soft lights and dark wooden interiors make up the overall feel of the rooms. Each room comes with high quality amenities such as a hair dryer, night wear, toiletries, slippers and an electric kettle. Pick one that suits you the most and you will experience Kyoto living like never before.


Address: 180-1 Ebisuyacho, Takatsuji-sagaru, Tominokoji-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8062 Japan

ENSO ANGO: One hotel, five lounges


One unique thing about the lounges is that guests can visit and use the lounges in each of the ENSO ANGOs, regardless of which one they are staying at. Soak in all parts of Kyoto and make time to visit each of the lounges to experience Kyoto living in five different ways. Talk about a 5-in-1 innovative hotel experience! Moreover, the lounges are open for 24 hours in TOMI II and FUYA II. Continental breakfast in the morning, coffee and tea in the afternoon, as well as a cocktail hour in the evening are all available.

Another unique thing to note is that each of the property may not have everything a traveller needs in one location. Thus, this allows them the opportunity to explore the streets of Kyoto to find facilities and experiences. Travelers will gain an authentic Kyoto experience not only through interactions but also through festivals, events and local cuisines found in the community. All five properties of ENSO ANGO (FUYA I, FUYA II, TOMI I, TOMI II, YAMATO I) are located within walking distance of each other, encouraging guests to walk around the neighborhoods of Kyoto. Through this experience, guests will have an opportunity to interact with the locals and bring their journey to life. As such, ENSO ANGO in the central of Kyoto act as one innovative hotel experience. This new and exclusive project will be the first of many projects that aims to promote interaction between travelers and locals alike.

The uniqueness of ENSO ANGO's design

ENSO ANGO adopts the Zen concept that everything is connected in a great cycle. Instead of the typical sight-seeing and photo-taking activities, the concept aims to connect guests to the true spirit of Kyoto and the local way of life. Each of the ENSO ANGOs is designed by a different international designer, bringing a different flavor to the buildings. From modern art interiors to traditional Japanese elements, each of the ENSO ANGOs is filled with art and craftsmanship inside out, creating a one-of-a-kind ambience. See if you can spot the different works by Masanobu Ando, Uchida Design Inc., Katsuhiko Hibino, atelier oï and Naoki Terada.

Experience living in Kyoto like no other

Don’t just travel to Kyoto, experience living there. Whether it’s the promise of good food or the breathtaking views of the architecture, one cannot deny that Kyoto is not just another tourist destination. Now is a good time to plan for a journey of zen and self-discovery at the very heart of Kyoto. Melt your troubles away and adopt a new lifestyle when you go on this everyday journey. If you like living in a unique space that focuses on building bridges between travelers and locals, look no further.

Be the first ones to check out ENSO ANGO, this new concept of designer hotel in Kyoto. Book at least 90 days in advance and save up to 15%! Get up to 10% off if you are staying for more than two nights! Promotion is valid from 15 October 2018 to 30 June 2019.


Address: 180-1 Ebisuyacho, Takatsuji-sagaru, Tominokoji-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8062 Japan

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