Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler
Katharina came to Tokyo in August 2014. She loves running, hiking and absorbing every bit of Japanese culture. As this includes Japanese cuisine, she likes to hang out in supermarkets with her Japanese friends (who are happy to explain to her the details of even the most incomprehensible products). For Savvy Tokyo she writes about hidden coffee places, international running groups and Japanese weddings—quite a change after having covered European politics as a TV reporter in Brussels, Belgium.
Articles By Katharina
The Do’s and Don’ts
What to Expect At Japanese Weddings
April 19, 2021 | Lifestyle
Box Of Art
Savvy Tips for Avoiding Dreaded “Bento Stress”
February 1, 2021 | Families
Discover Up-and-Coming Artists at White Space Omotesando
The white floor paint has barely dried, and the smell of the colorant only just faded. A few weeks have passed since the opening of...
January 13, 2016 | Art & Culture
Gallery Seizan: Approachable Art in Ginza
Are you still looking for a Christmas gift for a very special person? Something with a Japanese touch? Then head to the Ginza district, but...
December 9, 2015 | Art & Culture
CareFinder Bridges the Gap Between Parents and Babysitters
Finding a regular, trustworthy babysitter in Tokyo can be both challenging and expensive. Hiring one for an evening through a babysitting agency can quickly make...
August 20, 2015 | Families
Cocktails and Sushi at Andaz Tokyo
When you look out from the 52nd floor of the Andaz Tokyo hotel at the top of Toranomon Hills, your heart skips a beat. You...
July 3, 2015 | Food & Drink
Andaz Tavern Blends European and Japanese Flavors
This month marks one year since the opening of Toranomon Hills, as well as the Andaz Tokyo hotel, which occupies its top floors. To celebrate,...
June 12, 2015 | Food & Drink
Post a Letter Events Hit Tokyo
Here's something that may make even digital addicts will forget their smartphones and screens for an hour or two. The "Post a Letter" movement just...
May 1, 2015 | Lifestyle
The Slow Life on Zamami Island, Okinawa
Have you ever wondered why people from Okinawa are among the longest-living on earth? Scientists can debate the suspected reasons until they're blue in the...
April 30, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle
The Rusty Trombone Wine Bar, Jingumae
The concept of this new wine bar could not be more simple. Its proprietor, Andrew Stevens, serves wine. Just wine. No beer, no fancy cocktails,...
April 17, 2015 | Food & Drink
Rules and Etiquette of Japanese Swimming Pools
Are you among the privileged people with a membership to one of those very fancy sports clubs that have a pool? If so, you probably...
March 28, 2015 | Lifestyle