Celebrate New Year’s in Japan Like a Local

Every New Year season in Japan, you will hear people say “akemashite omedeto gozaimasu” (明けましておめでとうございます, literally, opening congratulations). It’s a mouthful to say, but thankfully...

By Ai Faithy Perez
December 30, 2015 | Art & Culture, Lifestyle

Izumo, the Land of the Gods

In addition to the castle town of Matsue, the San’in region is home to many of Japan’s founding myths. Shimane Prefecture, in particular, has a...

By Suzanne Bhagan
December 24, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Shopping at Setagaya Boroichi, Tokyo’s Largest Flea Market

Shopping at posh department stores in Tokyo certainly has its cool vibe, but if you’re in search of something old and gold that won’t cost...

By Alexandra Hongo
December 23, 2015 | Lifestyle

Twelve Hours in Macau

Lying around 65 kilometers to the west of Hong Kong, Macau is literally a city of duality and worth a visit as one of the...

By Linda Haberberger
December 17, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Getting Your Head Around Fascinating Delhi

Coined the city of djinns by writer William Dalrymple, Delhi can easily overwhelm any traveler, from the first timer to the seasoned visitor. However like...

By Suzanne Bhagan
December 10, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

The Savvy 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s box-ticking time—aunt Mary, check! Colleagues, check! Best friend’s brother’s cousin’s partner...geez—it all gets complicated pretty quickly. To help you find your way, here are...

By Juliette Olah
December 9, 2015 | Lifestyle

Immerse Yourself in Real Japan at Mihonoseki

According to Hideki Yukawa, Japan’s first Nobel laureate, Mihonoseki is one of the few places in the island nation where you can find “the roots...

By Suzanne Bhagan
December 3, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

See Tokyo with an Underground Mystery Game

If you ever wanted to be Sherlock when you were a child, this is your chance. The Underground Mysteries by Scrap Corporation is a treasure...

By Ai Faithy Perez
December 2, 2015 | Lifestyle

All You Need to Know About Christmas Shopping in Tokyo

It’s started. Halloween has come and gone and Christmas decorations and signs went up almost overnight, like Santa Clause was coming to town early. My...

By Ai Faithy Perez
November 26, 2015 | Lifestyle

15 Festive Christmas Concerts in Tokyo This Season

With Christmas and the New Year just around the corner, it’s time to start planning ahead for some special events this year. After working hard...

By The Savvy Team
November 18, 2015 | Lifestyle

Swedish Christmas Bazaar 2015

With the holiday season fast approaching, it's time to get in the festive spirit, and what better way to do it than with a traditional...

By The Savvy Team
November 11, 2015 | Lifestyle