Japan’s first ‘dispersed’ hotel opens in Kyoto

Across several buildings, all a short walk from each other, Enso Ango aims to bring travellers closer to local life

A quick drink at Enso Ango involves a little more effort than most hotels – the bar is in a different building from most of the bedrooms, a good 10-minute walk away. Breakfast in the hotel restaurant? That’s a five-minute stroll to another building. With five separate locations around the centre of Kyoto, Enso Ango is Japan’s first “dispersed” hotel, though scattering the rooms and amenities a few roads apart is not for lack of space: the aim is to immerse guests in the local culture.

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