2024.04.13 - 05.12

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Hotels & Access to Enjoy The City of Kyoto and KYOTOGRAPHIE

At KYOTOGRAPHIE, visitors can move between venues dotting the city, by foot or public transportation. Finding new charms of Kyoto in the course of discovering things and meeting new people, is another way of enjoying KYOTOGRAPHIE.
Have a look at KYOTOGRAPHIE’s partner hotels and convenient information on great access in and out of Kyoto City.

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With a thousand years of history, there are so many beauties, wisdom, history, and delights in Kyoto that are yet to be discovered. Let Nohga Hotel be your new base for learning the unknown side of the city. Opportunities are scattered around the property to guide you to a diverse culture Kyoto has to offer. Through collaborations with various specialists taking part in creating this dynamic city, we have prepared our own creative experiences based on art, food, music, and meditation. Meet the hot Kyoto for a dramatic encounter and fascinating experiences that we, Nohga Hotel, have to offer.



Approximately a two-minute walk from JR Kyoto Station. The hotel is conveniently located with easy access to transportation, yet its tranquil setting makes you forget about the hustle and bustle of the city. At this Sustainable Comfort Hotel, thriving within the 1000 Year City Kyoto, we hope to offer to people, companies, and the future alike, the hope that they will enjoy a wonderful and moving experience.
Winner of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2019. Enjoy a variety of contemporary artwork on the themes of windy landscapes and the gracefulness of the changing seasons.




Via Inn Prime Kyotoeki Hachijoguchi

Kyoto is a place with a high quality culture cultivated by history and a seasonal atmosphere.
Via Inn Prime Kyotoeki Hachijoguchi is a 2-minute walk from JR Kyoto Station. Enjoy a relaxing time to encounter Kyoto in a space decorated with the traditional technique of "silk glass" (gold-colored craftwork).

  • Via Inn Prime Kyotoeki Hachijoguchi

The Shinmonzen

Kyoto’s new hidden gem is eponymous to ‘Shinmonzen Dori’ – renowned as The Street of the Artists, Fine Arts and Antique shops; a neighbourhood rich in arts, historical heritage and cultural legacy. Joining this artistic community and Japan’s cultural capital is The Shinmonzen; a luxury boutique hotel exclusively located in the beautifully preserved Gion Shirakawa and Shinmonzen-Dori.

The project has been a labour of love for over 10 years and has been designed by one of the world’s most celebrated contemporary architects - Tadao Ando for the modern travellers. The iconic building along the river Shirakawa will become a new landmark among the traditional architecture of Gion. The hotel’s interior design exhibits peaceful elegance and simplicity. Exceptional pieces of art adorn all areas of the hotel.

Nine spacious and individually decorated suites feature private balconies overlooking the Shirakawa River provide a luxury retreat from the sights and sounds of Gion’s buzzing alleys and cobbled streets. Three of the nine suites offer a traditional Japanese Staying experience with tatami themed bedroom and Iwata twin futon beds.

Just like its breathtaking sister property Villa La Coste located in the heart of the bio-dynamic vineyard Château La Coste, in Provence, France, The Shinmonzen is deeply rooted in nature. From organic linen to carefully selected food ingredients from organic local farms and a commitment to a plastic-free environment, The Shinmonzen promotes a conscious and sustainable lifestyle.

The Shinmonzen provides a highly personalized experience with Japanese Omotenashi as the core combined with the refined epicureanism shaped by our sister property Villa La Coste in Provence, creating ever-lasting memories of your trip.

  • The Shinmonzen
  • The Shinmonzen
  • The Shinmonzen
  • The Shinmonzen
  • The Shinmonzen

node hotel

At node hotel, we believe that hotels should be spaces designed
for ideal living experiences rather than extraordinary luxury.

We’ve streamlined all the excess detail to create a simple,
high-quality building with classic furnishings and decorative elements.
The result is a refined space tastefully paired with memorable art pieces for authentic beauty.

Art in the first floor space is subject to change

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Ace Hotel Kyoto

Ace Hotel Kyoto was designed based on the concept of "East Meets West" inspired by art and music in an renovated old telecommunication building called Shinpukan built in 1927. The lobby, directly connected to the Karasuma-Oike subway station, is open to everyone 24 hours a day.

This year, Ace Hotel Kyoto will be taking part in KG+. The gallery is a passageway connecting the hotel and the Shinpukan.
Please enjoy the innovative exhibition featuring Kyoto based photographer Lane Diko.

KYOTOGRAPHIE passport ticket holders can enjoy a 10% discount off the total of their receipts at Stumptown Coffee, located on the lobby floor. Please present your ticket or ticket stub at the cashier to claim your offer.

  • Ace Hotel Kyoto
  • Ace Hotel Kyoto


Noku Kyoto offers the comfort and warmth of a home through our personalised services that is friendly and authentic. A stroll away from Kyoto Imperial Palace, traditional craft galleries, Machiya houses and many other attractions.


Via Inn Kyoto Shijo Muromachi

Shijo-Karasuma is the central city of Kyoto. It is a historic area where the Yamahoko towns of the Gion Festival gather around.
Via Inn Kyoto Shijo Muromachi is a 4-minute walk from the Shijo subway station. The hotel faces Muromachi-dori, which has a long history as a kimono town.

  • Via Inn Kyoto Shijo Muromachi

Baby friendly Hotel Grapevine Kyoto

Hotel Grapevine Kyoto is a child-friendly hotel, specifically designed to cater to the needs and preferences of families traveling with young children. Our hotel is a pre & postnatal care hotel which offers healings and detailed support for women before and after childbirth. We welcome families who travel with small children to stay with us.

Breakfast is optional and needs to be booked 3 days in advance. For baby sitting service please book one week in advance. Male guests only are not allowed to book.

  • Baby friendly Hotel Grapevine Kyoto

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Located in front of Nijo Castle, a World Heritage Site, this is a special location where you can enjoy the view of Nijo Castle from your room, balcony or bathroom. The hotel offers a new option for guests who are accustomed to traveling to Kyoto, with a calm space full of selected materials. Please spend your time with us at your own pace.

Stay with us and take advantage of our special plan that includes a passport ticket for KYOTOGRAPHIE.


Gion Elite Terrace

GION ELITE TERRACE is a hotel located in Gion Bishamoncho, Kyoto City, with private saunas and the concept of "Culture & Wellness".
Natural materials are used extensively in the guest rooms that are decorated with wooden artworks by artists with ties to Kyoto, which collectively creates a sense of nature throughout the building. There are also Private Saunas (11 out of the 31 rooms), Oxygen Bubble Bath (28 out of the 31 rooms) and AI-based voice assistant “Aiello” providing a comfortable stay.
Please enjoy a relaxing time with all your five senses together with your loved ones.

  • Gion Elite Terrace
  • Gion Elite Terrace
  • Gion Elite Terrace
  • Gion Elite Terrace
  • Gion Elite Terrace


Connecting our thoughts to the endless expanse
An active base for encountering new sensibilities.
Ancient town center that tickles your curiosity.

Tassel Inn Kyoto Kawaramachi Nijo is tucked away on a small street in Kyoto.
With its relaxed atmosphere and simple, casual guest rooms, this hotel in the heart of the ancient capital is the perfect active base from which to encounter new sensibilities.



Higashiyama Sanjo, away from the hustle and bustle.
Walking distance from Kyocera Museum of Art, Okazaki Park and Heian Shrine.
Conveniently located on the north corner of Sanjo Street and Shirakawa, just 15 seconds from the exit of Higashiyama Station on the Tozai Subway Line.
A location where you can enjoy a relaxing stay as if you were living in a house.

The interior of the hotel has a simple, modern, and cozy design. The Shirakawa River flows gently on the east side of the lounge on the first floor, and we are sure you will feel as relaxed as if you were in a villa.
At night, relax and unwind from your travels in the serene interior of the hotel, and in the morning, wake up refreshed with gentle light.
Please be sure to check out the KG+ artworks on display of 2024 as well.

Tassel Hotel Sanjo Shirakawa is offering a special accommodation plan in collaboration with KYOTOGRAPHIE.


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Transportation between venues (in Kyoto City)

  • Public transportation such as subways and buses are convenient for transportation between venues. A one-day subway/bus pass (1,100 yen for adults), which allows unlimited rides on the Kyoto City Subway, all city bus lines, etc. for one day, is a convenient and economical way to get around. Please purchase the ticket at subway stations.
  • Free bicycle rentals are available at the Information Machiya. However, reservations are not accepted, and the service will be cancelled in case of rain. Please observe traffic rules and bicycle parking etiquette.
  • For more information on bicycle parking, please refer to the icons on the exhibition page or the list of exhibition venues.

From major stations in Kyoto City

Access to Information Machiya

  • Take Kyoto City Subway Karasuma Line at "Kyoto Station", get off at "Karasuma-Oike" Station, and walk about 8 minutes. Or get off at "Shijo-Karasuma" station and walk about 8 minutes.
  • Take Hankyu Line, get off at “Karasuma” Station and walk about 8 minutes.
  • Take Keihan Line, get off at Sanjo Station, take Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai Line, get off at Sanjo Keihan Station, and get off at Karasuma-Oike Station and walk about 8 minutes.

Those coming from the Airport

Kansai International Airport (KIX)

  • About 100 minutes by car from Kansai International Airport (KIX) to Information Machiya
  • About 75 minutes by JR Limited Express Haruka from airport to Kyoto Station
  • About 85 minutes by airport limousine bus.

Osaka International Airport (ITM)

  • About 60 minutes by car from airport to Information Machiya
  • About 50 minutes by airport limousine bus from airport to Kyoto Station

Those who come by car

Kansai International Airport (KIX)

  • About 30 minutes from the Meishin Expressway “Kyoto Higashi IC”
  • About 25 minutes from the Meishin Expressway “Kyoto Minami IC”

Information about transportation and sightseeing in Kyoto