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

Japanese Luxury Skincare at Koh Gen Do

Born 28 years ago in the heart of Tokyo’s AzabuJuban district, Koh Gen Do is a truly unique Japanese brand. If you are interested in...

By Alisa Kerr
November 12, 2014 | Health & Beauty

Jet Set Blow-Dry Bar, Hiroo

New York based fashion entrepreneur and socialite Lauren Santo Domingo once famously told online beauty bible Into the Gloss, “I’ve probably blown dry my own...

By Alisa Kerr
November 3, 2014 | Health & Beauty

Nails Unique Pop-Up Shop, Omotesando

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to have perfectly manicured nails adorned with tiny sparkling rhinestones or images of your favorite Disney...

By The Savvy Team
September 30, 2014 | Health & Beauty

Cosme Kitchen Juicery, Daikanyama

Juicing is the latest food craze to hit Tokyo (along with the rest of the world), with juice and smoothie stands popping up all over...

By The Savvy Team
September 29, 2014 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty