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

Koenji Awa Odori: The Essence of Summer in Tokyo

It may be hard to remember the name of this festival, but you will never forget the amazing feeling when you see it for the...

By Amanda Andrews
August 13, 2014 | Japanese Culture, Lifestyle

Museum Hopping in Karuizawa

To escape the heat and humidity of Tokyo's summer,  the highland resort town of Karuizawa has always been a favorite. Just a quick 70-minute shinkansen ride from Tokyo...

By Sandra Isaka
August 5, 2014 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Sponsored: Fiji with the Family

Fiji is renowned for its beautiful beaches, friendly locals, and peaceful vibe. Given the welcoming nature of Fijians and their appreciation of children, it can...

By Hotels Combined
July 31, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Lingerie Francaise Exhibition

Whether you are looking to escape the extreme weather conditions or for an excuse for a fun ladies' night, mark your calendars for one of...

By Chanyn Kirtman
July 18, 2014 | Fashion, Lifestyle

Niijima: A Seaside Paradise

Miles of deserted white sandy beaches, azure water, rolling waves, cloudless blue skies, and open-air onsen. These are just some of the things you can...

By Megan Waters
July 3, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Enoshima: Sun, Sea and Sanctuary

At the center of the Shonan resort area lies Enoshima, a popular seaside destination to which locals and visitors alike flock in the summer months....

By Megan Waters
June 19, 2014 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Volunteer Divers Help with Underwater Recovery in Tohoku

More than three years have passed since the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, but hardly a day goes by without some mention of the disaster....

By Bonnie Waycott
June 4, 2014 | Lifestyle

Audition to Join the Pirates of Tokyo Bay

Tokyo's leading bilingual comedy group, the Pirates of Tokyo Bay, is holding open auditions this summer. Anyone interested in giving improv comedy a shot is...

By The Savvy Team
May 28, 2014 | Lifestyle