This Weekend: Tokyo Area Events for February 13–14

Valentine's Day is just a couple of days away, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate in Tokyo this weekend. Whether you love the...

By The Savvy Team
February 11, 2016 | Lifestyle

Pimp Your Desk for the New Year

With the beginning of the new year, most of us want to give it some competitive edge. Sometimes a physical shift can have an enormous...

By Juliette Olah
February 10, 2016 | Lifestyle

The Stunning Beaches of Shimane Prefecture

Although the tourism agencies do a fantastic job of marketing Okinawa as Japan’s top beach destination, it’s not always necessary to get off the mainland...

By Suzanne Bhagan
February 4, 2016 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Party Like a Celebrity at the Black Card Cabaret

If you've ever wondered what's like to attend an Oscars afterparty, now is your chance to find out. Following a hugely successful "night at Gatsby's...

By The Savvy Team
January 28, 2016 | Lifestyle

Inspiration and Empowerment at WELL Japan’s Annual Retreat

For over 20 years WELL (Women Educators and Language Learners) has been holding a women-only annual weekend retreat just outside of Tokyo. WELL is an...

By Harumi Gondo
January 26, 2016 | Health & Beauty, Lifestyle

Taking It Slow in Jaisalmer, India’s Golden City

Imagine a golden city in the middle of a desert. A place where people still live within fortress walls. A place of constant sunshine and...

By Suzanne Bhagan
January 7, 2016 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Tokyo’s Top 5 Shopping Districts

From stylish to casual and everything in between.

By Linda Haberberger
January 1, 2016 | Fashion, Lifestyle

A Weekend Getaway in Kuala Lumpur

With Malay, Chinese, Tamil and a host of other nationalities, Kuala Lumpur is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Asia. Year-round tropical climate,...

By Suzanne Bhagan
December 31, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

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