Hidden Harajuku: Exploring the Back Streets

Harajuku is famous for being the vibrant neon epicenter of youth fashion and kitsch crepes. However, if you venture a little further into the back...

By Joanna Pearce
April 20, 2016 | Lifestyle

Onsen Etiquette: Things to Know Before Taking the Plunge

Taking a bath seems simple enough. Something along the lines of "run the tap, allow to fill and get in" is pretty much how most...

By Juliette Olah
April 19, 2016 | Health & Beauty, Lifestyle

Summerhill International School’s Spring Food Show

If you like food and supporting worthy causes, you'll want to make sure you're at Summerhill International School's campus in Moto Azabu this Wednesday, when...

By The Savvy Team
April 18, 2016 | Lifestyle

This Weekend: Tokyo Area Events for April 16–17

This weekend is all about new experiences and giving back to the community, with a traditional Indian festival, Japanese traditional horseriding archery show, learning about...

By The Savvy Team
April 15, 2016 | Lifestyle

Thailand’s Treasures Beneath the Andaman Sea

The sound of exploding firecrackers shattered the early evening calm as our four-day trip across the Andaman Sea got underway. After watching this traditional Thai...

By Bonnie Waycott
April 14, 2016 | Adventures, Lifestyle

This Weekend: Tokyo Area Events for April 9–10

The hanami fever is gradually winding down, but there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy the spring season! This weekend, Odaiba will be hosting...

By The Savvy Team
April 8, 2016 | Lifestyle

Asian Home Furnishings Sale 2016

Each year, the Women's Group at Tokyo American Club hosts its Asian Home Furnishings Sale, with a unique selection of furniture, decorative accents, tableware, antiques,...

By The Savvy Team
April 6, 2016 | Lifestyle

This Weekend: Tokyo Area Events for April 2–3

It’s the first weekend of April and despite the hustle and bustle associated with the beginning of the new academic and fiscal year (or preparations...

By The Savvy Team
April 1, 2016 | Lifestyle

All You Need to Know About Japanese Cherry Blossoms

“Sakura, sakura, ima saki hokuru” (桜、桜、今咲き誇る; cherry blossom, now you are in full bloom) sang Naotaro Moriyama, son of the gorgeous Japanese folk and Jazz...

By Ai Faithy Perez
March 31, 2016 | Lifestyle

Get Down at an 80s Disco Dance Party

Admit it. You love music from the 80s and sometimes hold private dance parties at home, where you sing along to Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston,...

By The Savvy Team
March 30, 2016 | Lifestyle

This Weekend: Tokyo Area Events for Mar. 26–27

It's finally spring! With the recent announcement that Tokyo's cherry blossoms are now officially blooming, many will be spending the weekend outside, either testing their...

By The Savvy Team
March 26, 2016 | Lifestyle