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...

By The Savvy Team
November 30, 2015 | Families

Is a Japanese School Best for Your Child?

What is best for my child? It’s an age-old question, and one that is sometimes easy to answer but often very difficult. When the topic...

By Kirsty Kawano
November 12, 2015 | Families

KSpace Parent and Child Classes

If you’ve spent time researching international preschools, it is likely that you have come across KSpace at some point. Located on a quiet street in...

By Chanyn Kirtman
November 2, 2015 | Families

A Day with Hello Kitty at Sanrio Puroland

Hello Kitty is one of Japan’s most famous exports and is loved by children across the globe. Just a 30-minute train ride away from Shinjuku...

By Joanna Pearce
October 23, 2015 | Families

All You Need to Know About Tokyo Public School PTAs

Parent Teacher Associations and their activities help bring school communities together and, as my local one did for me, can provide you with a safe...

By Kirsty Kawano
October 1, 2015 | Families

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...

By Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler
August 20, 2015 | Families

Stitch Encounter, Tokyo Disneyland’s Newest Attraction

Take your kids to interact with Disney's most mischievous character at the latest Tokyo Disneyland attraction, Stitch Encounter. This newly opened indoor theater-style attraction lets...

By Jody Pang
July 30, 2015 | Families

Cool Down at Toshimaen Amusement Park

Everybody knows how hot the Japanese summer can be, but the upside to this is that there are some very fun ways to cool down....

By Camille Perry
July 29, 2015 | Families, Lifestyle

Savvy Tips for Avoiding Dreaded “Bento Stress”

When my European friend, whose four-year-old is going to a Japanese school, first mentioned the term "bento stress," I did not have a clue what...

By Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler
June 22, 2015 | Families

Mo-House: Fashion for Breastfeeding Moms

If you’re a breastfeeding mother in Tokyo, it’s likely you’ve experienced the awkward train nursing session, or the scavenger hunt for privacy when a nursing...

By Chanyn Kirtman
May 22, 2015 | Families, Fashion

EtonHouse Tokyo’s Fifth Anniversary Fundraising Event

As it celebrates its fifth year of operations, EtonHouse Tokyo is also getting ready for its annual fundraising event. Scheduled for Friday, June 5, the...

By The Savvy Team
May 18, 2015 | Families, Lifestyle

Kaku 2 Pediatric Dentist

Visiting the dentist is not always an enjoyable experience for adults, and the thought of taking my two energetic toddlers for their dental checkups definitely...

By Alisa Kerr
April 24, 2015 | Families

Ryozan Park Otsuka’s Innovative Workspace for Parents

Ryozan Park Otsuka, a new office space in Tokyo, is offering parents a fresh alternative to traditional childcare options with a combined work and play...

By Kirsty Kawano
March 9, 2015 | Families, Lifestyle

Staying Fit During Pregnancy with Prenatal Yoga

Although the fitness and wellness industry in Japan is really expanding and embracing some international concepts, there are still a few areas that stick with...

By Luisa Heenan
February 24, 2015 | Families, Health & Beauty

Five Rainy Day Play Ideas for Kids

“The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house all that cold, cold wet day.” Few people...

By Kirsty Kawano
February 5, 2015 | Families

Fun Family Activities for the Bean-Throwing Holiday of Setsubun

Your house is under threat from demons. What do you do? Throw beans at them, of course. Setsubun is a festival held on the eve...

By WaNavi Japan
January 21, 2015 | Families

Innovative Strollers

Now that my eight-month-old is ready for a bigger stroller, I have been doing a bit of research on the latest options that are available...

By Mia Moranza
December 18, 2014 | Families

Japanese New Year’s Postcards

If you have been watching Japanese TV or have been to a post office in the last week you will notice a lot of advertisements...

By Mia Moranza
December 11, 2014 | Families, Lifestyle