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

The Kitsch and Quirk of Busan

It was the second week of August when South Korea announced its worst energy crisis. Two power plants stopped operating and government buildings were asked...

By Rebekah Chan
September 19, 2013 | Adventures, 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 | Art & Culture, 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

Journey to the Summit of Mt. Fuji

Mount Fuji: the mere mention of this iconic name resonates awe and admiration in the hearts of tourists, locals and hardcore mountaineers alike. Topping out...

By Yulia Mizushima
August 2, 2013 | Adventures, 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

Yakushima: Get Back to Nature in an Island Paradise

A tiny island located just under three hours from Tokyo, Yakushima is well known for its pristine natural beauty. But what many people don’t know...

By Kelly Wetherille
July 18, 2013 | Adventures, 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

Underground Trekking in Saitama

Summer has hit Tokyo unbelievably hard this year, so what better way to get out of the heat and away from the sun's harmful rays...

By Yulia Mizushima
July 16, 2013 | Lifestyle, Out & About