Brighten Up Your Cold-Weather Duds

Ah, the awkward part of the season, when it’s still too cold to sport springtime flair, but the thrill of impending warmth has us mentally...

By Chanyn Kirtman
March 4, 2016 | Fashion

Pause Draw: Tokyo’s Free Art Meet-Up

There are endless ways to while away the afternoon in Tokyo. You could pet some sleeping felines at a cat cafe, wander around an art...

By Juliette Olah
March 4, 2016 | Lifestyle

This Weekend: Tokyo Area Events for Mar. 5–6

It looks like another mild weekend is headed our way, so it's fitting that there are plenty of outdoor events to look forward to this...

By The Savvy Team
March 3, 2016 | Lifestyle

Five Top Japanese Beauty Products to Try in March

Spring has finally arrived, and this month's top beauty buys will help refresh your makeup and skincare regime, having you looking great for your hanami...

By Alisa Kerr
March 3, 2016 | Health & Beauty

ISSH Family Festival 2016

Previously held in late April, the International School of the Sacred Heart (ISSH) Family Festival will come early this year, with the festivities scheduled for...

By The Savvy Team
March 1, 2016 | Lifestyle

Five Top Vintage Clothing Shops in Omotesando and Harajuku

People often associate Tokyo with the priciest shopping in the world, and depending on your taste, that can be a fair assessment. However, if you...

By Chanyn Kirtman
February 26, 2016 | Fashion

Tantanmen Gomaru: Ramen for Women

Up until a few years ago, ramen—the high-calorie, late-night noodle bowl or quick lunch choice mostly favored by Japan's salarymen—would not normally be associated with...

By Alexandra Hongo
February 26, 2016 | Food & Drink

This Weekend: Tokyo Area Events for Feb. 27–28

This weekend is all about culture, with plenty of art exhibitions covering everything from Leonardo DaVinci and vintage tourism posters to fashion history and travel...

By The Savvy Team
February 26, 2016 | Lifestyle

Azurite: Where Kids Can Play While Parents Work

Azurite is an "oyako" cafe (a cafe targeting parents and children, with a built-in playspace) tucked away about three minutes from Ikebukuro station. The owner,...

By Harumi Gondo
February 25, 2016 | Families

Japanese School Lunches: More Than Just a Meal

Fittingly for a country with its own rich traditional cuisine, Japan takes its catered elementary school lunches very seriously. More than just a meal, lunchtime...

By Kirsty Kawano
February 22, 2016 | Families

Japanese Style Homemade Vegetable Stock

Stocks and broths are a bit of an enigma in that they are incredibly easy and inexpensive to make, and yet most people don't realize...

By Kelly Wetherille
February 19, 2016 | Food & Drink