Manage Your Weight and Promote Health with Oolong Tea

Despite all the advertisements for pills and potions in Japan citing strange sounding ingredients for weight loss, it is not often that I am intrigued...

By Luisa Heenan
February 9, 2016 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Five Top Japanese Beauty Products to Try in February

Tokyo’s cold and dry winter is in full force in February, so this month I was all about finding products to soothe, moisturize and smooth...

By Alisa Kerr
February 2, 2016 | Health & Beauty

Inspiration and Empowerment at WELL Japan’s Annual Retreat

For over 20 years WELL (Women Educators and Language Learners) has been holding a women-only annual weekend retreat just outside of Tokyo. WELL is an...

By Harumi Gondo
January 26, 2016 | Health & Beauty, Lifestyle

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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...

By The Savvy Team
January 16, 2016 | Health & Beauty

Ashtanga in Tokyo: Vigorous Workouts with International Yoga Center

Ready for some yoga? Contemplative, peaceful and serene are words we might use to describe this exercise, but a reality check awaits anyone who...

By Bonnie Waycott
January 11, 2016 | Health & Beauty

Five Top Japanese Beauty Products to Try in January

As we enter January the temperatures continue to drop and the dead of winter gets even closer, so this month's recommended beauty products are all...

By Alisa Kerr
January 5, 2016 | Health & Beauty

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Five Simple Tips for a Heavenly Night’s Sleep

Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock. It’s past midnight, you’re lying in bed, physically exhausted, nowhere near close to sleeping. Your mind rehearses tomorrow’s long to-do list while...

By Alexandra Hongo
December 29, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Work up a Sweat at Bion Hot Yoga Studio

With the deep of winter fast approaching, staying warm is undoubtedly on top of everyone's list and if you're a yoga fan, you can't go...

By Bonnie Waycott
December 22, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Travel Beauty Tips: Staying Fresh During a Long Flight

For most of us, looking in the mirror at the end of a long-haul flight isn’t much fun. Dry, dull skin, frizzy hair and tired...

By Alisa Kerr
December 15, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Holiday Pampering at Andaz Tokyo’s Ao Spa

Between decorating our homes, gift shopping, meal planning and cooking, organizing year-end parties and get-togethers, upholding social commitments, and somehow managing to still complete our...

By Kelly Wetherille
December 8, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Five Top Japanese Beauty Products to Try in December

The final sprint towards the new year has officially begun, and like many others, I always have the best intentions of buying thoughtful and suitably...

By Alisa Kerr
December 1, 2015 | Health & Beauty