Nishimachi International School, Moto Azabu

The mission of Nishimachi International School is to educate students to be communicators, thinkers and motivated lifelong learners who thoughtfully contribute to a diverse and...

By The Savvy Team
October 1, 2013 | Families

Tokyo International Kindercare, Higashi Azabu

The staff at Tokyo International Kindercare (TIK) believe that children’s education should prepare them to successfully create their own path in life, rather than following...

By The Savvy Team
October 1, 2013 | Families

International School of the Sacred Heart, Hiroo

Conveniently located in Hiroo, International School of the Sacred Heart (ISSH) is an English speaking school for girls from Grade 1 through Grade 12, and...

By The Savvy Team
October 1, 2013 | Families

Kspace, Shirokane

The goal of Kspace is to support families with children at many stages of development, from babies to tweens. The staff pride themselves on offering...

By The Savvy Team
October 1, 2013 | Families

Saint Maur International School, Yokohama

Established in 1872 as an innovator of international education in Japan, Saint Maur International School continues to meet the needs of children from the multi-cultural,...

By The Savvy Team
October 1, 2013 | Families

Gymboree, Moto Azabu

Whether your child enjoys playing on equipment, moving to various musical styles, or using paint and modeling clay, there is a class for everyone at...

By The Savvy Team
October 1, 2013 | Families

Five Incredible 100 Yen Store Buys for Kids

Here are top five buys for kids from the amazing wonderland that is the 100 yen store.

By Elisabeth Lambert
September 30, 2013 | Families

Choosing an International School for Your Child

Japan is undergoing a rapid globalization of its education, and international schools are at the forefront of this change. The Tokyo area has some of...

By Mia Moranza
September 26, 2013 | Families

Day Care Options in Japan

Much has been made of Prime Minister Abe's plan to do away with childcare waiting lists in Japan by adding spots for 400,000 children by...

By Elisabeth Lambert
September 19, 2013 | Families

Kidzania Tokyo

Tokyo has some great places for little ones to learn while playing, and KidZania is one of the most popular. The concept is simple: children...

By Mia Moranza
September 16, 2013 | Families

Choosing a Stroller for Use in Tokyo

Buying a stroller or buggy to use in Tokyo comes with its own set of specific considerations. With packed trains, lots of stairs, small retail...

By Elisabeth Lambert
September 12, 2013 | Families

Legoland Discovery Center, Odaiba

Lego is one of those timeless toys that we all played with when we were kids, and which continues to be as great as it...

By Mia Moranza
September 9, 2013 | Families

Childhood Vaccinations in Tokyo

This article is not about whether to immunize your kids or not—that is another subject altogether. This article provides information on the vaccination schedules available...

By Elisabeth Lambert
September 5, 2013 | Families

Boost Juices

If you have trouble convincing your kids to eat fruit and vegetables, why not give juicing a try? It’s quick, easy and more often than...

By Elisabeth Lambert
August 29, 2013 | Families, Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Asobono, Tokyo Dome City

For those days when it's too hot, rainy or cold to blow off steam outside, good indoor play areas and activities are essential for kids....

By Mia Moranza
August 22, 2013 | Families

Four Websites to Make Your Life in Japan Easier

Along with the boy band Sexy Zone and dubious English phrases such as “children are the orgasm of life,” Japan’s slow adoption of online shopping...

By Elisabeth Lambert
August 21, 2013 | Families, Lifestyle

JoliNails, Shirokane

Adjusting to life as a stay-at-home mum and trying to find the time to do what I previously did without a second thought has proven...

By Lisa Gravestock
August 20, 2013 | Families, Health & Beauty

Fiji with Kids

With two children under two, it seemed that holidays with couple time and lazy afternoons spent lying by the pool sipping cocktails were now luxuries...

By Elisabeth Lambert
August 15, 2013 | Families