Get Prepared: What to Put in Your Earthquake Kit

Did you know that a magnitude 7.0 earthquake could occur in Japan anywhere, anytime? Japan has the best infrastructure of any country to withstand this...

By WaNavi Japan
June 17, 2014 | Lifestyle

Used Kimono Shopping in Tokyo and Yokohama

Like many people, I am totally smitten anytime I see a lovely girl dressed in a kimono. This feeling also extends to older ladies in...

By Cheryl White
June 11, 2014 | Fashion, Lifestyle

Hiking at Mt. Nokogiri

Mt. Nokogiri, or “mount sawtooth,” in Chiba prefecture is an easy one-hour trip away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Tokyo. As an antidote...

By Cheryl White
June 5, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Volunteer Divers Help with Underwater Recovery in Tohoku

More than three years have passed since the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, but hardly a day goes by without some mention of the disaster....

By Bonnie Waycott
June 4, 2014 | Lifestyle

Audition to Join the Pirates of Tokyo Bay

Tokyo's leading bilingual comedy group, the Pirates of Tokyo Bay, is holding open auditions this summer. Anyone interested in giving improv comedy a shot is...

By The Savvy Team
May 28, 2014 | Lifestyle

The Third Kind: Being Still in Phuket

For most of us, there are two kinds of vacations. The high-adventure, super active, push-your-personal-limits kind, and the lazy, indulgent, lay-on-the-beach-with-a-coconut-drink kind. With three jobs...

By Cynthia Popper
May 22, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Uniqlo’s New DIY T-Shirt Service

In a world of fast fashion and designer spinoffs, original pieces seem obsolete. Well what if we told you that one-of-a-kind fashion is right at...

By Chanyn Kirtman
May 19, 2014 | Fashion, Lifestyle

Exploring the New Brisbane

Sandwiched between the Sunshine Coast up north and the Gold Coast down south, Brisbane has long been a stopover for visitors en route to the...

By Bonnie Waycott
May 8, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Exclusive Savvy Event: One-Day Cooking School at Le Cordon Bleu

Please join Savvy Tokyo on Monday, June 16 for a one-day cooking school at Le Cordon Bleu's Tokyo home, located in Daikanyama. After learning and...

By The Savvy Team
May 8, 2014 | Food & Drink, Lifestyle

Event Report: 2014 TELL Walk and Runathon

Savvy Tokyo was pleased to participate in this year's annual TELL Walk and Runathon, held on May 3 around the Imperial Palace. We had Savvy...

By The Savvy Team
May 6, 2014 | Lifestyle

Explore Tokyo with Gilt City

There's no doubt about it; Tokyo has some of the best restaurants, bars, cafes, spas and salons in the world. But all too often, the...

By Kelly Wetherille
May 1, 2014 | Lifestyle

Savvy Event: Opening Reception of Anima/Animus by Yui Hayashi

Join Savvy for an evening of exceptional art at the opening of “Anima/Animus” by artist Yui Hayashi at Mizenka Gallery near Hiroo on May 17....

By The Savvy Team
April 30, 2014 | Lifestyle

Tokunoshima: Where Turtles Swim and Whales Sing

At first glance, Tokunoshima seems to have been left to do its own thing, neglected by tourists seduced by the crystal clear seas of the...

By Bonnie Waycott
April 10, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

ISSH Family Festival 2014

Each year, the International School of the Sacred Heart (ISSH) holds a family-oriented festival at its campus in Hiroo, complete with food stalls, music and...

By The Savvy Team
April 3, 2014 | Families, Lifestyle

Tokyo’s Top Family-Friendly Hanami Spots

With the weather finally warming up, it's time for one of the most popular pastimes of spring in Japan: hanami, or cherry blossom viewing. While...

By Tokyo Mothers Group
March 24, 2014 | Lifestyle, Seasonal Trends