Easy Japanese for Shopping

Shopping in Japan can be quite an experience, whether you're exploring an iconic department store or roaming the back streets of Aoyama. There is an...

By Asuka Naito
August 14, 2013 | Lifestyle

Journey to the Summit of Mt. Fuji

Mount Fuji: the mere mention of this iconic name resonates awe and admiration in the hearts of tourists, locals and hardcore mountaineers alike. Topping out...

By Yulia Mizushima
August 2, 2013 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Salon Boutique, Harajuku

Shoe designer Nobuko Sakai has renovated and expanded her store in Jingumae, not far from Harajuku Station. In doing so, she decided to create a...

By The Savvy Team
August 2, 2013 | Fashion, Lifestyle

Jean-Michel Basquiat for Francfranc

Jean-Michel Basquiat has teamed up with interior store Francfranc from beyond the grave to produce a line of home accessories that showcases his colorful, playful...

By Fashion Headline
July 31, 2013 | Lifestyle

M’Amour, Meguro

As of June 1, Interior Street (a four-kilometer-long street about 15 minutes from Meguro Station, lined with all manner of furniture and interior decorating stores)...

By Kelly Wetherille
July 24, 2013 | Lifestyle

Yakushima: Get Back to Nature in an Island Paradise

A tiny island located just under three hours from Tokyo, Yakushima is well known for its pristine natural beauty. But what many people don’t know...

By Kelly Wetherille
July 18, 2013 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Matsuri Madness: Summer 2013

Summer in Japan brings with it many good things to distract you from the heat—pineapple flavored chu-hi, kakigori (snow cones), and fireworks, just to name...

By Elisabeth Lambert
July 17, 2013 | Families, Lifestyle

Underground Trekking in Saitama

Summer has hit Tokyo unbelievably hard this year, so what better way to get out of the heat and away from the sun's harmful rays...

By Yulia Mizushima
July 16, 2013 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Three Great Tokyo Parks You’ve Never Heard Of

If you’re tired of fighting the summer crowds at all the usual parks, then try heading to a spot that’s slightly off the locals' and...

By Elisabeth Lambert
July 3, 2013 | Families, Lifestyle, Out & About