Kanji Cheat Sheet: General Appliances

Quick poll for the savvy women of Tokyo: Hands up how many of us operate kanji-covered household appliances through sheer guesswork? Moving to and setting...

By Elisabeth Lambert
May 25, 2016 | Lifestyle

Basic Etiquette Tips for Japan

When traveling or moving to a completely new country, it is expected that you might commit a social faux pas or two. But with some...

By Asuka Naito
May 22, 2016 | Lifestyle

Tokyo on Foot: Exploring Aoyama

Much like New York, Tokyo is a city that is made for walking. Sure there are ample taxis, efficient buses and regular, well organized trains...

By Cheryl White
May 21, 2016 | Lifestyle

This Weekend: Tokyo Area Events for May 21–22

It will be warm and sunny this weekend, so take the chance to leave your house and enjoy the plenty of outdoor events happening in...

By The Savvy Team
May 20, 2016 | Lifestyle, What's Happening

Easy Japanese for Taxis

So, you’ve just finished a marathon shopping spree and the prospect of lugging your spoils across Tokyo on foot doesn’t sound all that appealing to...

By Asuka Naito
May 16, 2016 | Lifestyle

Female exercising in an urban environment

See Tokyo, Run Tokyo: Five Scenic Running Courses

Tokyo might be one of the most cramped metropolises in the world, but whether you're into long-distance training, trail running, or just in need of...

By The Savvy Team
May 14, 2016 | Fitness, Health & Beauty, Lifestyle

This Weekend: Tokyo Area Events for May 14–15

Much is going on this weekend in the city! There will be three major festivals, a bilingual craft event and market, a bar show and...

By The Savvy Team
May 13, 2016 | Lifestyle, What's Happening

Redefining Art With Pen and Ink Artist Rieco Komiya

For someone like me, whose paintings back in high school were good for nothing other than be placed in dark, horror house setups during school...

By Alexandra Hongo
May 12, 2016 | Art & Culture, Lifestyle

Savvy Tokyo’s Weekend Guide to a Perfect End to Golden Week

The Golden Week may be officially over, but don't let that get you down—there are plenty of great events to attend this Saturday and Sunday....

By The Savvy Team
May 6, 2016 | Lifestyle, What's Happening

This Golden Weekend: Tokyo Area Events for April 29–May 8

Those of you who have decided to avoid the crowds by not traveling anywhere this Golden Week, let us be the ones to tell you...

By The Savvy Team
April 29, 2016 | Lifestyle

This Weekend: Tokyo Area Events for April 23–24

While many of you may be making plans for the upcoming Golden Week, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy Tokyo and its surroundings this...

By The Savvy Team
April 22, 2016 | Lifestyle