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Kawaguchiya Description

Located in the bustling neighborhood of Sakae in Nagoya, Kawaguchiya is a charming Japanese confectionery and dessert shop that has been selected as one of the top 100 restaurants in the area for 2023. Specializing in traditional Japanese sweets, known as wagashi, Kawaguchiya offers a delightful array of beautifully crafted treats that are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palate.

Step into Kawaguchiya and you'll be transported to a serene and elegant space, adorned with traditional Japanese decor and furnishings. The atmosphere is calm and inviting, making it the perfect place to relax and indulge in some sweet delights.

The menu at Kawaguchiya features a wide variety of wagashi, each one meticulously handcrafted using the finest ingredients. From delicate mochi filled with sweet red bean paste to intricately designed seasonal sweets, every bite is a work of art. One of their standout creations is the matcha-flavored dorayaki, a fluffy pancake filled with a rich and creamy matcha-infused filling.

What sets Kawaguchiya apart from other dining establishments is their dedication to preserving the art of wagashi-making. The skilled artisans at Kawaguchiya have honed their craft over many years, ensuring that each sweet is made with precision and care. Whether you're a connoisseur of Japanese cuisine or simply looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, Kawaguchiya is a must-visit destination for an authentic and delightful wagashi experience.

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Kawaguchiya Overview


3-chōme-13-12 Nishiki, Naka Ward, Aichi 460-0003


+81 (0) 52-971-3389


4 minute walk from Sakae Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 9:30AM-5:30PM
Tue: 9:30AM-5:30PM
Wed: 9:30AM-5:30PM
Thur: 9:30AM-5:30PM
Fri: 9:30AM-5:30PM
Sat: 9:30AM-5:30PM

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Kawaguchiya Reviews

Kawaguchiya Google Average Rating



The very best 和菓子 shop in Japan/the world. The only one greatest in Nagoya. And also 女将 san is super brilliant and sincerely nice. The treasure of Nagoya, definitely!


I bought warabi mochi and other items✨There were beautiful Japanese sweets lined up. Just looking at it is mesmerizing. When I tried it, it was so delicious that it exceeded my expectations 💯✨ I was so happy that it tasted delicious with the tea 🍵!
A store with a 330-year history in a city building🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢🏢!” amazing. It will be wrapped neatly, so you can feel safe when giving it as a gift!


I bought chestnut powder, chestnut kinton, and moon drops.
As expected, it was very delicious.
The chestnuts were the type with some grains remaining.

I heard that reservations are required for chestnut flour, so I made a reservation by phone the day before.
They were prompt and courteous both on the phone and during the delivery.
There are a variety of Japanese sweets that match the season, so you'll never get bored. It's a taste that I want to eat every day.

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