Nishimachi Food Fair 2013

Nishimachi International School is prepping to hold its annual international food fair on Saturday, October 12 at the school's campus in Moto Azabu. Mark your...

By The Savvy Team
October 3, 2013 | Families, Lifestyle

Idee’s Fall Fabric Campaign

Are you looking to decorate a new home, or just update your current one? For most of us, as renters in Tokyo, often one of...

By Kelly Wetherille
October 2, 2013 | Lifestyle

Five Free iPhone Apps for Foreigners in Tokyo

Japan is one of the most Smartphone-saturated countries in the world, and most of us gaijin are just as guilty of app addiction as our...

By Elisabeth Lambert
September 25, 2013 | Lifestyle

Easy Japanese for Izakayas

After a long stressful day, office workers in Japan love to wind down by drinking at an izakaya, a traditional Japanese style pub. So, if...

By Asuka Naito
September 11, 2013 | Lifestyle

BoConcept, Nihonbashi

Even while we were mourning the loss of the gorgeous BoConcept store at Roppongi Hills earlier this summer, the Danish furniture company was opening an...

By The Savvy Team
September 4, 2013 | Lifestyle

Louis Vuitton Exhibit at the Tokyo Station Hotel

Louis Vuitton's exhibition at the Tokyo Station Hotel, called Timeless Muses, opens to the public on August 31 and will remain open through Monday, September...

By The Savvy Team
August 30, 2013 | Lifestyle

Five Fun and Creative Tokyo Classes

Do you sometimes feel that you spend your days doing nothing but working and running around on a never-ending hamster wheel? Just like our bodies...

By Kelly Wetherille
August 28, 2013 | Lifestyle

Four Websites to Make Your Life in Japan Easier

Along with the boy band Sexy Zone and dubious English phrases such as “children are the orgasm of life,” Japan’s slow adoption of online shopping...

By Elisabeth Lambert
August 21, 2013 | Families, Lifestyle

Easy Japanese for Shopping

Shopping in Japan can be quite an experience, whether you're exploring an iconic department store or roaming the back streets of Aoyama. There is an...

By Asuka Naito
August 14, 2013 | Lifestyle

Salon Boutique, Harajuku

Shoe designer Nobuko Sakai has renovated and expanded her store in Jingumae, not far from Harajuku Station. In doing so, she decided to create a...

By The Savvy Team
August 2, 2013 | Fashion, Lifestyle

Jean-Michel Basquiat for Francfranc

Jean-Michel Basquiat has teamed up with interior store Francfranc from beyond the grave to produce a line of home accessories that showcases his colorful, playful...

By Fashion Headline
July 31, 2013 | Lifestyle

M’Amour, Meguro

As of June 1, Interior Street (a four-kilometer-long street about 15 minutes from Meguro Station, lined with all manner of furniture and interior decorating stores)...

By Kelly Wetherille
July 24, 2013 | Lifestyle

Matsuri Madness: Summer 2013

Summer in Japan brings with it many good things to distract you from the heat—pineapple flavored chu-hi, kakigori (snow cones), and fireworks, just to name...

By Elisabeth Lambert
July 17, 2013 | Families, Lifestyle

Three Great Tokyo Parks You’ve Never Heard Of

If you’re tired of fighting the summer crowds at all the usual parks, then try heading to a spot that’s slightly off the locals' and...

By Elisabeth Lambert
July 3, 2013 | Families, Lifestyle