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Desserts: Japanese Sweets

Seiyo Description

Seiyo is a charming Japanese confectionery and dessert shop located in Kyoto. This hidden gem has been selected as one of the top 100 restaurants in the West region for 2023 by the prestigious food guide, Tabelog. With a rating of 3.54 and glowing reviews from 42 satisfied customers, Seiyo is a must-visit for anyone with a sweet tooth.

What sets Seiyo apart from other dessert shops is its focus on traditional Japanese sweets, known as wagashi. These delicate confections are made with meticulous attention to detail and are often inspired by nature. From beautifully crafted cherry blossom-shaped mochi to exquisite matcha-flavored dorayaki, each wagashi at Seiyo is a work of art that not only delights the taste buds but also pleases the eyes.

The interior of Seiyo is equally enchanting, with a serene and elegant atmosphere that transports you to a traditional Japanese tea house. The minimalist decor, featuring natural materials and soft lighting, creates a calming ambiance that enhances the dining experience.

Whether you're a fan of wagashi or simply looking to indulge in some authentic Japanese desserts, Seiyo is the perfect destination. Treat yourself to a taste of Kyoto's culinary heritage and savor the delicate flavors and textures of these exquisite confections.

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Seiyo Overview


54-1 Shichiku Nishinoyamachō, Kita Ward, Kyoto 603-8443


17 minute walk from Kitaoji Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-5:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-5:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-5:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-5:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-5:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-5:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-5:00PM

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Seiyo Reviews

Seiyo Google Average Rating



I was able to buy it without a reservation from April 22nd to 25th, so I went there with great enthusiasm.

When you enter the small and cozy building, you will be greeted by a glittering craftsman.
They explained each sweet in detail, and I was so impressed when I saw the Japanese sweets✨

The sweets are made using seasonal ingredients, the name of the sweet is decided, and the idea comes from that.✨
These Japanese sweets are so wonderful and cute that it feels like a waste to eat them ❤︎

Usually, you make a reservation and go pick it up. Like this time, the period when you can purchase without reservation is announced on the website, so I think it's a good idea to check before going to the store 😊


Tickets can only be purchased on the last few days of the month without reservation. Even on those empty days, the main items are sold out by the morning.
When I went to buy something around 2pm, it was already sold out and I couldn't buy it.
On other days, reservations are only available.

It's the most important Japanese sweets, but I've had it several times and it's always been wonderful.
Recently, the Japanese sweets made by up-and-coming young Japanese sweets artisans have been lacking in taste compared to those made by long-established craftsmen, but this is different.
It's really delicious.
The prices are reasonable and it's worth the trip.


It is very tasty.
Japanese sweets that are made one by one with heart. The coloring is also safe and secure. It has a mild sweetness and gentle taste. The beautiful female owner is a very pleasant person.

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