Hoi An: A Magic Getaway

Vietnam. As far as holiday destinations, it’s an occasionally overlooked pick. While many Tokyoites head to Thailand or Indonesia to play in the sand, Hoi...

By Cynthia Popper
October 10, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Colorful Gifts and Clothes at Sou Sou, Aoyama

If you are looking for unusual Japanese gifts with a modern twist then you will love the Sou Sou boutique. Sou Sou (which means “yes,...

By Joanna Pearce
October 9, 2014 | Families, Fashion, Lifestyle

Gleam Furniture, Moto Azabu

Making a space your own when you're not sure how long you'll be there can be a tricky thing, and it's one of the reasons...

By Kelly Wetherille
October 8, 2014 | Lifestyle

Beach Combing in Uraga

An hour south of Tokyo is the seaside city of Yokosuka. Perhaps best known for the huge United States Naval Base that sits to one...

By Cheryl White
October 2, 2014 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Feeling at Home in Provence

"Dantes rose and looked forward, when he saw rise within a hundred yards of him the black and frowning rock on which stands the Chateau...

By Chiara Pace
September 25, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Kansai Diving: Exploring The Waters Off Wakayama

If you're curious about diving in Kansai, you might want to check out the southern curve of Wakayama prefecture. Kushimoto is a scene of fishing...

By Bonnie Waycott
September 11, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Sumo’s Grand Tournament Returns to Tokyo

In just a few short weeks the Sumo Grand Tournament will be back in Tokyo, with matches scheduled between September 14 and 28. Ticket sales...

By Amanda Andrews
September 3, 2014 | Lifestyle

Sponsored: Send Money Abroad with GoRemit

International money transfer can be, for lack of a better phrase, a bit of a hassle, especially if you have to do it often. Trying...

By The Savvy Team
September 1, 2014 | Lifestyle

Three Tides Tattoo, Jingumae

Tokyo may be notorious for its loud fashion and otaku culture, ranging from anime and manga enthusiasts to reki-jo (female history connoisseurs), but many locals...

By Leilani R. Gobaleza
August 26, 2014 | Lifestyle

Sapporo: The Savvy Insider’s Guide

Located on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, Sapporo is often portrayed as a cold, snowy and remote city most famous for the 1972 Winter Olympics...

By Sandra Mileo
August 21, 2014 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Otsukimi: A Family-Friendly Celebration of Japan’s Moon Viewing Tradition

Madness, werewolves, and vampire bats: just a few things that have nothing to do with the moon in Japan. While the West likes to link...

By WaNavi Japan
August 19, 2014 | Lifestyle