Enjoy great sweets and the traditional tableware at the Japanese café Ten by Kiyomizu Temple
There is a shop near Kiyomizu Temple, on the street that is lined with busy souvenir shops, which recently comes up a lot on social media: the Japanese café & shop of Ten. They are especially famous of their no-bake green matcha cheesecake that has a marbled pattern on it. This artistic cheesecake just screams “Take a picture of me!” The reason for the popularity is not only in the looks. They use matcha by the venerable Kyoto tea shop Ippodo, and the carefully crafted cakes are delicious. Cute and delicious; of course they are popular. The café is quiet and has a relaxing atmosphere. They sell souvenirs by the entrance, so take a look at them too, and remember to visit this café when going to Kiyomizu Temple!
No bake matcha cheesecake
No bake matcha cheesecake / Cake only: ¥700 | Drink set ¥1,000
If you come to Ten, you can’t leave without first trying their classic no-bake matcha cheesecake. When eating the cake with a fork, it is so soft it almost jiggles like jelly when cutting it. The taste is surprisingly mild, fresh; you can feel the elegant taste of Ippodo’s matcha in it too. There are black sesame seeds in the crust, and the fragrance of them makes eating this cheesecake something that could become a habit. The cake is so good it is gone in a flash. This famous cake is as good as its reputation, so I wanted to order another one.
Matcha parfait with roasted soy flour ice cream
Matcha parfait with roasted soy flour ice cream / Parfait only: ¥700 | Drink set ¥1,000
The other famous sweet at Ten is their parfait that is made with roasted soy flour ice cream. This fun parfait contains matcha warabi-mochi rice cakes, red bean paste, chestnuts, and other ingredients. The fragrance of roasted soy flour is really strong in this parfait so this is something that can’t be overlooked by roasted soy flour (kinako) lovers.
Handmade crafts in the souvenir corner
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Handmade crafts in the souvenir corner / ¥850 (+tax)
This matcha café au lait is their most popular drink. There is some red bean paste and a mint leaf as an accent on the cup, and there is actually matcha ice cream inside the drink, so it feels really luxuries. This matcha au lait can be enjoyed as a drink, or because of its strong taste and the ice cream, it can also be thought of as a sweet.
Handmade crafts in the souvenir corner
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Handmade crafts in the souvenir corner
Right after entering the café you get to see these souvenirs. This cafe is run by Kyoto Lakobo, a company which makes paper products, and originally the café was a shop selling their products. The paper products made them are so cute and have warmth in them that makes you want to pick them up. They even sell the same tableware they use to serve their dishes also in the shop, so if you happen to like them you can also buy them. Ten is not only about no-bake cheesecakes but also about souvenirs!
How to Order

The menu has pictures. There is also English so it should be easy to understand. 

One thing Ten is also famous of are these “face cups.” If you get a drink set with a cold drink they will pour your drink into this face cup. Many people get a cold drink and take pictures of this cup. If you go to Ten, please also have an iced drink from this face cup!

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Also, pay attention to the handmade tableware. You can have a double Ten experience here: first, enjoy the beautiful tableware, and then enjoy the delicious sweets! 

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On the street that continues up to Kiyomizu Temple, there is this café and craft shop, Ten, which is famous for its cheesecakes. The deep taste of matcha explodes in your mouth when you eat it, and the cake just melts in your mouth. My personal recommendation is their parfait with roasted soy flour ice cream and warabi-mochi rice cakes. All their cups and plates are made in Kyoto pottery, so the whole café has a Kyoto-like feeling. After seeing Kiyomizu Temple, how about a relaxing moment here?
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Ten / 天
Category Cafes
Phone +81 75-533-6252
Address 1-208-10 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City
Directions A 16-minute walk from Keihan Kiyomizu Gojo Station A 6-minute walk from Kiyomizu-michi bus stop.
Open Hours Café: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.(Last orders at 5:00 p.m.) Shop: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. *These times may change depending on the season.
Reservations No reservations.
Closed Irregular holidays
Notes Tour guides get 10% off if they say that they are a tour guide when entering the café.
Price range
Credit cards Yes, but not China UnionPay.
Good for Solo, Romantic, With Friends
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
The menu has pictures and simple English on it, and they have staff who can speak English and Chinese, so you should have no worries when going to this café. I want to also recommend this café because the staff is always friendly and polite.
Menu Simple English.
Lanuages spoken English and Chinese.
Number of seats 34 seats.
Private dining rooms No
Non smoking / smoking Separate areas for smokers and non-smokers
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