The Savvy Team

Savvy is Tokyo’s foremost platform for women looking for the latest scoop on what’s new in fashion, food and fun in this great city. We seek out the best hidden shops, the coolest bars and the most cutting-edge salons in order to bring inspiration and knowledge to our savvy readers. Our content is fresh and our opinions are honest—just like you wouldn’t lie to your best friend, you can trust us not to lie to you.

Articles By The Savvy Team

Tokyo Fashion Week Fall 2016: Part 1

Tokyo fashion week is now in full swing, and the first two days brought a wide range of styles, from postmodern influences to wearable, everyday...

March 16, 2016 | Fashion

This Weekend: Tokyo Area Events for Mar. 12–13

Today marks five years since a terrible triple disaster struck the Tohoku region of Japan, and fittingly, there are various events happening around the capital...

March 11, 2016 | Lifestyle

This Weekend: Tokyo Area Events for Mar. 5–6

It looks like another mild weekend is headed our way, so it's fitting that there are plenty of outdoor events to look forward to this...

March 3, 2016 | Lifestyle

ISSH Family Festival 2016

Previously held in late April, the International School of the Sacred Heart (ISSH) Family Festival will come early this year, with the festivities scheduled for...

March 1, 2016 | Lifestyle

This Weekend: Tokyo Area Events for Feb. 27–28

This weekend is all about culture, with plenty of art exhibitions covering everything from Leonardo DaVinci and vintage tourism posters to fashion history and travel...

February 26, 2016 | Lifestyle

This Weekend: Tokyo Area Events for Feb. 20–21

There are plenty of opportunities to spend your hard-earned cash this weekend, with craft and flea markets all over the city. For a more active...

February 19, 2016 | Lifestyle

This Weekend: Tokyo Area Events for February 13–14

Valentine's Day is just a couple of days away, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate in Tokyo this weekend. Whether you love the...

February 11, 2016 | Lifestyle

Party Like a Celebrity at the Black Card Cabaret

If you've ever wondered what's like to attend an Oscars afterparty, now is your chance to find out. Following a hugely successful "night at Gatsby's...

January 28, 2016 | Lifestyle

Watch 100 Years of Japanese Beauty Trends in One Minute

We've all seen the "100 years of fashion" videos making the rounds on social media in recent months, but a new one uploaded to YouTube...

January 16, 2016 | Health & Beauty

Dars Goes Posh with Omotesando Pop-Up Shop

You know those little bite-sized Dars chocolates that are sold at practically every convenience store and supermarket in the country? Well, they now have some...

December 14, 2015 | Food & Drink

Baby Loves Disco’s Family-Friendly Christmas Dance Party

Are you looking for a way to celebrate Christmas that will be fun for the whole family? Baby Loves Disco holds active and entertaining parties...

November 30, 2015 | Families

Alexander Wang Collaborates with The Weeknd on WangXO

Alexander Wang has joined forces with Canadian singer-songwriter The Weeknd on a new capsule collection of casual, street-inspired fashion items. Produced under the artist's brand...

November 23, 2015 | Fashion

Swedish Christmas Bazaar 2015

With the holiday season fast approaching, it's time to get in the festive spirit, and what better way to do it than with a traditional...

November 11, 2015 | Lifestyle

TELL’s 20th Annual Connoisseurs’ Auction

This year marks the 20th anniversary of TELL's largest fundraising activity and one of Tokyo's premiere wine events. It is the perfect opportunity to stock...

November 11, 2015 | Lifestyle

Maquillage Pop-Up Shop in Omotesando

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, popular Japanese makeup brand Maquillage will be opening a pop-up shop later this month in Omotesando. It has also...

November 10, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Unique Holiday Shopping at the TAC International Bazaar

November is just around the corner, which means the holidays will be here before we can say "bounenkai." Don't get stuck criss-crossing the city in...

October 28, 2015 | Lifestyle

Free Classes and Special Offers at Kspace

All Savvy Tokyo readers can enjoy one free parent and child class at KSpace, with no obligation to join any programs. Plus, the school is...

October 21, 2015 | Uncategorized

This Video Teaches You Japanese Girls’ Makeup Secrets

Shiseido recently released the video below on its YouTube channel, with the caption in Japanese saying, "the makeup secrets of high school girls." The video...

October 20, 2015 | Health & Beauty