1F Kyoto Art Center. The ruins of the former Meirin Elementary School


The 1st Floor of the building which was built over 80 years ago.
You would enjoy both Kyoto and modern style of the building.

“MEIRIN-TEN” opened when Meirin Elementary School was refurbished as Kyoto Art Center in 1993. The building over 80 years has modern and Kyoto-style with exterior inspired by Yamahoko of Gion Festival and Spanish-style ornaments. It has culturally valuable and a venue of theater performance and art exhibition.


Terrace seats are popular as a oasis.
Enjoy your cafe time and lunch at the nostalgic space.

There are food, drink and sweets which are our recommend “Spaghetti Napolitan”, “Club Sandwich”and “Iced tea with milk”. Enjoy your cafe time and lunch at the retro space and terrace seats.

Menu food & drink

Opening hours / Closed day
10:00-21:30 / Gion Festival (July 14-16), Year-end and New Year holidays (Dec 28 - Jan 4) / No smoking in the cafe (smoking only on the terrace)
Phone number
1F Kyoto Art Center. Yamabushiyama-cho 546-2, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto. 604-8156
5 minutes walk from "KARASUMA STATION” on the Hankyu Railway, Kyoto-Line or "SHIJO STATION" on the subway, Karasuma-Line.

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