Explore the Unexplored in Tottori Prefecture

If you want to see what off-the-beaten-track Japan really looks like, then head to Japan’s least populated prefecture, Tottori. It’s located in the western part...

By Suzanne Bhagan
June 18, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Happy Birthday, Tokyo Style

Are you tired of celebrating your birthday in Tokyo in the same old lackluster way? Has sponge cake lost its allure? Flowers and dinner are...

By Cheryl White
June 17, 2015 | Health & Beauty, Lifestyle

Fuji-Q Highland: An Exhilarating Day Trip from Tokyo

If being projected head-first toward the ground in a free fall sounds appealing to you, then start planning a trip to Fuji-Q Highland. The first...

By Camille Perry
June 11, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Happo-en: A Small but Beautiful Haven in Central Tokyo

I was quite content to wander for an hour or so through the leafy paths and carp filled ponds of Happo-en. The name means "beautiful...

By Cheryl White
June 10, 2015 | Lifestyle

Sayoko Yamaguchi Exhibit at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

Attention fashion followers and art buffs: a new and exciting exhibit is now on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, and it's a...

By Chanyn Kirtman
May 29, 2015 | Fashion, Lifestyle

Tokyo on Foot: A Walk Back in Time in Ofuna

Many of us know Ofuna as a station that we whizz past on our way to somewhere else. Trains and shinkansen headed southwest out of...

By Cheryl White
May 28, 2015 | Lifestyle

Taste of Tokyo 2015

Mark your calendars for a food and drink event that is not to be missed. Taste of Tokyo aims to present the very finest foods,...

By The Savvy Team
May 27, 2015 | Food & Drink, Lifestyle

Matsue: An Underrated Culture Destination

To experience traditional Japan, sometimes you need to leave the city. Considered the second least populated prefecture in the country, Shimane is often bypassed by...

By Suzanne Bhagan
May 21, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About

The Teien Museum: Tokyo’s Homage to Art Deco

After nearly two years of renovations, the Teien Museum at Shirokanedai finally reopened last November. As its name in Japanese implies, the museum is set...

By Cheryl White
May 20, 2015 | Lifestyle

EtonHouse Tokyo’s Fifth Anniversary Fundraising Event

As it celebrates its fifth year of operations, EtonHouse Tokyo is also getting ready for its annual fundraising event. Scheduled for Friday, June 5, the...

By The Savvy Team
May 18, 2015 | Families, Lifestyle

Spend a Night with Godzilla in Shinjuku

Last month, the Hotel Gracery in Shinjuku debuted a handful of new Godzilla-themed rooms, giving visitors to Tokyo the chance to experience a night like...

By Camille Perry
May 14, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Knife Shopping in Kappabashi

One of the most satisfying shopping trips in Tokyo would have to be to the area called Kappabashi, or Kitchen Town. Here the main street...

By Cheryl White
May 13, 2015 | Lifestyle

Serene Sleep: Stay a Night in a Koyasan Temple

First appear the mist-shrouded mountains, regally rising from the horizon. Then your train races through a towering bamboo grove, each stalk the width of a...

By Jessamine McHugh
May 7, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Tokyo on Foot: Hidden Shinagawa

Shinagawa is a deceptive suburb. An urban commuter hub and entertainment area, it is also home to the Prince Hotel complexes and many apartment blocks....

By Cheryl White
May 6, 2015 | Lifestyle

Post a Letter Events Hit Tokyo

Here's something that may make even digital addicts will forget their smartphones and screens for an hour or two. The "Post a Letter" movement just...

By Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler
May 1, 2015 | Lifestyle

The Slow Life on Zamami Island, Okinawa

Have you ever wondered why people from Okinawa are among the longest-living on earth? Scientists can debate the suspected reasons until they're blue in the...

By Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler
April 30, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Japanese Cheat Sheet: Gardening

With Golden Week beginning, the weather looking fantastic, and Greenery Day just around the corner, it's a great time to head down to your local...

By The Savvy Team
April 29, 2015 | Lifestyle

Twenty-Four Hours in Kanazawa

From the moment you step off the train, it is clear how proud Kanazawa is of its new Shinkansen. Shinkansen cakes, Shinkansen crackers, and even...

By Jessamine McHugh
April 23, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About