The Mighty Avocado

It has been dubbed the world’s most perfect food. Rich, creamy, delicious and green, the humble avocado is a renowned super food that is as...

By Luisa Heenan
November 26, 2013 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Sun and Moon Yoga, Gotanda

Since it opened in 2003, Sun and Moon Yoga has been a go-to studio for yogis from around the world, with its bilingual classes attracting...

By Kelly Wetherille
November 19, 2013 | Health & Beauty

@Cosme Stores: Online Reviews Meet Offline Beauty Shopping

In Japan, there is one website that far outweighs all others when it comes to beauty: @Cosme. The customer ranking and review site has been...

By Kelly Wetherille
November 5, 2013 | Health & Beauty

Rasfeel Aroma Salon, Nakano

We women are probably all guilty of forgetting to take care of ourselves, in our commitment to taking care of other people and situations. Running...

By Apryl Peredo
October 29, 2013 | Health & Beauty

Straight Perm Special Offer at Toni & Guy Ebisu

Straighten your curls away with this special offer from TONI & GUY Ebisu!

By The Savvy Team
October 17, 2013 | Health & Beauty

Elana Jade: Organic Beauty in Azabu Juban

With over 10 years of experience as a beauty therapist and a grounding as a personal trainer, Elana Jade, founder of the eponymous all-organic salon...

By The Savvy Team
October 15, 2013 | Health & Beauty

Club on the Park, Shinjuku

I can’t help feeling that if Scarlett Johansson’s Charlotte had just gone to her hotel’s spa, she wouldn’t have been so sulky through "Lost in...

By Sandra Barron
October 8, 2013 | Health & Beauty

Six Western Health Foods You Can Buy in Japan

It is widely accepted that, overall, the Japanese diet is far healthier than that of most Western countries. Farmers markets are common, fruits and vegetables...

By Kelly Wetherille
October 7, 2013 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Club 360, Moto Azabu

Club 360 is an innovative health and fitness center in the heart of Tokyo, offering personal training, fitness classes, physical therapy, sports massage and much...

By The Savvy Team
October 1, 2013 | Health & Beauty

Estética Brasil Beauty, Azabudai

No pain, no gain. For a long time, that was what I thought when it came to removing my “hair down there” all on my...

By Ryoko Kokuba
September 24, 2013 | Health & Beauty

Holistic Sanctuary, Akasaka

On a scorching August afternoon, I arrived at the doors of one of Tokyo‘s newest English-speaking spas, Holistic Sanctuary. Located in a new apartment block...

By Mia Moranza
September 10, 2013 | Health & Beauty

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

Gyrokinesis with Maya Ileto

While I love trying new exercise and fitness styles (I get bored easily and like variety), I am sometimes wary of newish programs that haven't...

By Kelly Wetherille
August 27, 2013 | Health & Beauty

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

Nua, Omotesando

I visited Nua exactly one week before Savvy's launch date, and my skin was definitely suffering from the stress I was feeling, as well as...

By Kelly Wetherille
August 13, 2013 | Health & Beauty

Toni & Guy, Ebisu

In my first year or two in Japan, I had a lot—and I mean a lot—of really bad haircuts. I have a ton of hair,...

By Kelly Wetherille
August 6, 2013 | Health & Beauty

Spa Tokione, Marunouchi

Whether you need a break from shopping and sightseeing or have a few hours to kill before a train, Spa Tokione, located in the basement...

By Meiko Yoshioka
July 30, 2013 | Health & Beauty

Kora Organics Hits Japan

I've always liked Miranda Kerr. Not only is she a drop-dead gorgeous super model—and in the naturally beautiful kind of way, not the plastic surgery...

By Kelly Wetherille
July 23, 2013 | Health & Beauty