When I visited Kyoto in 2016, I met great Japanese confectionery named “Kohaku-Nagashi”.
My friend recommended this sweets that time, and I found it was so tasty and beautiful as he said.
Kohaku-Nagashi can be eaten at Kanmidokoro (=Japanese confectionery cafe) named SEIEN in Karasuma-Oike area. SEIEN is in Japanese confectionery store named “DAIGOKUDEN HONPO (大極殿本舗)”.
There are many wagashi in the shop.
Kohaku-Nagashi have seasonal syrup. it change month by month.
So if you want to eat all syrups, you have to visit there every month.
I want to do so, but it’s far from my home to Kyoto. So, it took about two years to try second flavor !
Jan. – White miso
Feb. – Cocoa
Mar. – Amazake
Apr. – Cherry blossoms
May. – Matcha and azuki (red beans)
Jun. – Plum liquor
Jul. – Pepper mint
Aug. – Hiyashi-ame (= Kansai local drink)
Sep. – Grape
Oct. – Chestnuts
Nov. – Persimmon
Dec. – Black beans
There’s a sample at the entrance. Sample has changed every month, too !
Kohaku-Nagashi in April
I visited there April 1st, syrup during April is… Yes. Cherry blossoms !
It tasted and flavored like sakuramochi ! It’s the taste of Spring !
Look at this photo !
Soft jelly dressed with pink syrup is so beautiful and cute ! The jelly is like Kuzumochi and kuzukiri.
When I visited there, I enjoyed real cherry blossoms in full bloom. And more, I could feel Spring by this beautiful sweets.
I think SEIEN don’t have English menus.
But don’t worry. They don’t have much foods.
Vertical writing. Tax-included.
1.Kuri Zenzai (Zenzai with chestnut) 1,080 yen
2.Zenzai 870 yen
3.Fuku Kaburi 870 yen
4.Sencha (= Green tea) and Japanese unbaked sweets 760 yen
5.Matcha and Japanese unbaked sweets 760 yen
6.Warabi-mochi 660 yen
7.Kohaku-Nagashi 660 yen
9.Matcha milk (drink) 550 yen
And Set menu.
1.Kohaku-Nagashi and Small zenzai 1,200 yen
2.Kohaku-Nagashi and Small warabi-mochi 1,050 yen
3.Matcha and Small Zenzai 950 yen
4.Small Zenzai and Zmall warabi-mochi 950 yen
5.Matcha and Small warabi-mochi 760 yen
6.Sencha (= Green tea) and dried Japanese confectionery 470 yen
7.Matcha and dried Japanese confectionery 470 yen
Are you hungry a bit ?
I ordered kohaku-nagashi and small zenzai set (No.1 of second photo menu above) because I felt hungry a bit.
But I don’t recommend this set if you don’t like sweet food so much. Sweet and sweet. Double sweet !
I think kohaku-nagashi and small warabi-mochi set (No.2 of second photo menu above) is better.
This is a photo when I had kohaku-nagashi with persimmon syrup last time in November. The persimmon syrup was awesome, too !
About Seien (栖園)
Address / 120 Horinoue-cho, Higashi-iru Minamigawa, Rokkaku-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Station / Karasuma Oike station (Kyoto subway)
Open / 10:00 – 17:00
Closed / Wednesdays