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

This Weekend: Tokyo Area Events for Feb. 20–21

There are plenty of opportunities to spend your hard-earned cash this weekend, with craft and flea markets all over the city. For a more active...

By The Savvy Team
February 19, 2016 | Lifestyle

A Day with Doraemon at the Fujiko F. Fujio Museum

It's no surprise that Japan is home to some of the most famous characters, beloved by generations of children who grew up with them. From...

By Mary Zacharopoulos
February 18, 2016 | Families

Tokyo’s Top Five Onsen Style Spas

After several months of oddly warm winter, the temperatures have finally cooled off, which for many of us means the urge to take a relaxing...

By Alexandra Hongo
February 16, 2016 | Health & Beauty, Lifestyle

Capture Your Baby’s Serene Sleep with Ohirune Art

Parents of young babies know that getting them to hold a certain position is next to impossible, which unfortunately makes it very difficult to capture...

By Harumi Gondo
February 15, 2016 | Families

Daikanyama’s Mottainai Farm Radice Tackles Japan’s Food Waste

[THIS RESTAURANT CLOSED] Japan is often admired for its exquisite presentation of food, which is achieved with a notoriously meticulous perfectionism and style. Whether it’s...

By Alexandra Hongo
February 12, 2016 | Food & Drink

Communing With the Gods on Miyajima

Miyajima is apparently where God (or is it gods?) lives. That seems like a fairly compelling reason to visit, and looking back at the island...

By Emily Paine
February 11, 2016 | Adventures, Lifestyle

This Weekend: Tokyo Area Events for February 13–14

Valentine's Day is just a couple of days away, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate in Tokyo this weekend. Whether you love the...

By The Savvy Team
February 11, 2016 | Lifestyle