Dec. 28, 2018 UPDATE
Seien - 栖園 -
Traveler Friendly
Menu only in Japanese.
Menu
Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese only
274 3 8.0 1 reviews
Dec. 28, 2018 UPDATE

Seien

- 栖園 -
Traveler Friendly
Menu only in Japanese.
Menu
Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese only
274 3 8.0 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
A shop offering Japanese ambiance and a new sweet each month
This is a café operated by veteran Kyoto sweets shop Daikokuden . It is housed in a refurbished machiya home. The front of the shop sells Wagashi (Japanese Sweets) , while the back is set up as a café. Gaze out at the tiny garden while enjoying dessert. The signature dish here is Kohakunagashi , made from agar jelly. The flavor changes each month. The shop also offers a range of carefully-made sweets with a refined taste.
1Recommended
Kohakunagashi
Kohakunagashi / ¥660
Agar jelly, an intriguingly transparent form, is delicious for the smooth texture and mouthfeel. It is drizzled with syrup, the flavor of which changes at the start of each month. If you space your visits a month apart, you’ll enjoy a new flavor each time.
2Recommended
Zenzai
Zenzai / ¥870
Mildly sweet syrup is enhanced with the mellow, refined taste of large sweet beans. This is topped off with a rice flour dumpling.
3Let's Try!
Wakaayu(Take out)
Wakaayu(Take out) / 1 pieces ¥216 | 5 pieces ¥1,188 | 10 pieces ¥2,268
Styled after a swimming sweetfish, this pastry consists of a soft dough made from eggs, sugar, and flour. Inside you’ll find chewy rice cake. The small size makes this an excellent snack.
4Let's Try!
Kasuteira (Take out)
Kasuteira (Take out) / 1 pieces ¥594 | 1 a pieces ¥1,188 Prices differ by size
A baked pastry made with eggs. It has a dense, moist texture and a hint of eggy sweetness. Pairs beautifully with both coffee and tea. This item is often presented as a wedding gift or for other events. Note that this sweet keeps for about five days.
How to Order

Kohakunagashi is a signature dish that you must try. If you still have room for more, order it as a set with the “mini warabi-mochi” (second from left) or “mini zenzai” (first from left).warabi-mochi” (second from left) or “mini zenzai” (first from left).

- Order Tips -
If you want to know what flavor syrup is used on the Kohakunagashi ask, “Kohakunagashi no mitsu wa nandesuka?”
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