Day Trip Around the World at Tobu World Square

In the mountains of Tochigi prefecture there is a extraordinary treasure. Surrounded by lush greenery is a miniature world theme park where 100 of the...

By Camille Perry
July 2, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About

The Weird and Wonderful World of Japanese Street Food

Summer is around the corner. I can feel it on my skin. The hot, heavy air; the gentle sizzle you feel on your shoulders when...

By Ai Faithy Perez
June 24, 2015 | Lifestyle

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 | 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

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