Rich Land, History and Culture in the Oki Islands

Spectacular views, horses and cows grazing in the distance, fascinating rock formations and delicious seafood are just some of the things you can find on...

By Bonnie Waycott
February 6, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Honolulu: The Savvy Insider’s Guide

Due to its relative proximity and some cultural similarities, Hawaii is a popular destination for those traveling from Japan, but many people stick to the...

By Cheryl White
January 29, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Okinawa in the Off Season

Okinawa in the winter months makes for an affordable getaway. Airfare and hotels are much cheaper, and the tourist attractions aren’t as crowded. The average...

By Teresa Ann Koide
January 22, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Spend a Night at Gatsby’s Mansion

Admit it. You were secretly (or, perhaps, not-so-secretly) jealous of Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio when you saw them dancing, drinking, and partying the night...

By The Savvy Team
January 19, 2015 | Lifestyle

2015 TELL Lifeline Phone Counselor Training Program

TELL, one of Tokyo's longest-running and highest regarded non-profit support organizations, will be holding a training program for those interested in helping out in their...

By The Savvy Team
January 13, 2015 | Lifestyle

The Oki Islands: Diving into the Sea of Japan

Enter the underwater realm of the Sea of Japan and you are sure to notice certain things. First, there is the environment that surrounds you,...

By Bonnie Waycott
January 8, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Toast The New Year in Style High Above The City

Ring in 2015 with with a fancy dinner and amazing view from the Andaz hotel. Andaz Tavern, the hotel’s main dining venue, is located on...

By The Savvy Team
December 22, 2014 | Lifestyle

Taking It Slow in Hakone

Life in any big city tends to bring with it a whirlwind of business meetings, deadlines, social functions, and other commitments. Tokyo often seems to...

By Kelly Wetherille
December 18, 2014 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Starting Your Own Business in Japan

Are you a so-called "plus one“ who came with your partner to Japan, but is itching to be something other than a homemaker? Are you...

By Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler
December 17, 2014 | Careers, Lifestyle

Japanese New Year’s Postcards

If you have been watching Japanese TV or have been to a post office in the last week you will notice a lot of advertisements...

By Mia Moranza
December 11, 2014 | Families, Lifestyle

Top Winter Illumination Spots Just Outside of Tokyo

It has become a tradition in my family to head someplace special each year to enjoy some holiday lights. While there are some beautiful illuminations...

By Teresa Ann Koide
December 3, 2014 | Lifestyle