Dōjō for Change

Impact Hub Kyoto strives to be a place where people with a strong desire to change society and the world can gather, learn from each other and find new solutions. We believe, however, that in order for sustainable change to come about, we must first embrace change in ourselves.Therefore, in addition to social and ecological innovation, we also seek innovation of the self: a reevaluation of our mind and body in order to reveal our full potential. Enacting these three forms of innovation is what we call the “Art of Living”. The Impact Hub Kyoto aims to help individuals discover this Art.



Impact Hub is a unique global network for people dedicated to creating innovative solutions for a sustainable world. Whether you are a social entrepreneur, freelancer, start-up or professional, the Hub provides a carefully curated experience to help take your initiative to the next level.



Located in historical Japanese building surrounding bamboo forest, the Impact Hub Kyoto is a place conducive to action and dialogue but equally so to quiet contemplation, and non-action too.
The co-existence of these elements is reflected in the spatial design: from a café-like space for casual exchange and co-working space for creative collaboration; to a Noh Stage for performances and body workshops, and tranquil tearooms. At Impact Hub Kyoto, we offer a range of functional spaces to accommodate your activities (and non-activities!)

Events / Programmes

The Impact Hub Kyoto offers a variety of events and seminars that help participants discover the “Art of Living” and find solutions to bring about positive social change.

We offer four programs:

1)HUB Kitchen and opportunities to get to know our community;

2)HUB Reconnect and activities for “self-innovation” and discovering one’s potential;

3) HUB Idea Pitching and entrepreneurial programs to help enterprising individuals realize their ideas;

4)HUB Inspire Me! and platforms for spreading ideas and holding; intellectual discussion.