The Health Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet

With Greek Independence Day on March 25, this is the perfect opportunity to acknowledge this amazing country and, most importantly, its cuisine! Not only does...

By Luisa Heenan
March 24, 2015 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Recipe: Matcha Chia Pudding

With the spring weather approaching, you might find your body craving foods that are a little fresher and lighter. We have previously looked at the...

By Luisa Heenan
March 17, 2015 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Run Tokyo with Namban Rengo

If you enjoy running and like to have some company while doing it, then book your Wednesday nights, lace up your running shoes, and join...

By Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler
March 4, 2015 | Health & Beauty, Lifestyle

Boudoir Day Spa, Jingumae

It seems that spring is indeed in the air and starting to tease us Tokyoites into shedding our down coats, winter boots and gloves that...

By Alisa Kerr
March 3, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Japanese Superfoods: Kombu

Seaweed is one of the outstanding foods that project the uniqueness of the traditional Japanese diet. Seaweed and sea vegetables have been a key ingredient...

By Luisa Heenan
February 17, 2015 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Recipe: Healthy Valentine’s Day Chocolate Hearts

This time of year, stores all over Japan are overflowing with Valentine's Day chocolates. Unfortunately, most of what's available is highly processed and contains loads...

By Luisa Heenan
February 10, 2015 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Japanese Ways to Combat the Cold

As winter deepens, here are a few simple ideas borrowed from the Japanese to incorporate into your daily habits to help protect you from the...

By Kirsty Kawano
January 27, 2015 | Health & Beauty, Lifestyle

Five Cheap Ways to Get (and Stay) Fit in Tokyo

Fitness is all the rage lately, with specialized gyms and exercise studios multiplying at a seemingly exponential rate, and new hybrid programs being introduced all...

By Kelly Wetherille
January 20, 2015 | Health & Beauty

The Ultimate in Japanese Foundations

Japanese cosmetics. The phrase alone conjures the formidable reputation this country holds in the beauty industry, and for good reason. Innovative, stylish, and high quality,...

By Cynthia Popper
November 28, 2014 | Health & Beauty

Harajuku Funk Meets Parisian Chic at Coiff1rst Salon

What do you get when you take a talented French hairstylist, teach her fluent Japanese, and drop her into a luxe salon in the middle...

By Cynthia Popper
November 19, 2014 | Health & Beauty