Children’s Day in Japan

Children's Day, or Kodomo no Hi as it is called in Japanese, is one of the holidays that make up Golden Week in Japan....

By Tokyo Mothers Group
May 5, 2014 | Families

Explore Tokyo with Gilt City

There's no doubt about it; Tokyo has some of the best restaurants, bars, cafes, spas and salons in the world. But all too often, the...

By Kelly Wetherille
May 1, 2014 | Lifestyle

Savvy Event: Opening Reception of Anima/Animus by Yui Hayashi

Join Savvy for an evening of exceptional art at the opening of “Anima/Animus” by artist Yui Hayashi at Mizenka Gallery near Hiroo on May 17....

By The Savvy Team
April 30, 2014 | Lifestyle

Kids’ Karate Classes at Club 360

Once our kids are ready to start after-school activities, we as parents are overwhelmed with selecting what we can only hope will be the best...

By Dinasha Cellura
April 28, 2014 | Families

A Private Tour of the Andy Warhol Exhibit for Mori Living Residents

Being a Mori Living resident certainly has its perks, and one of my favorite things about living where we do is the number of community-building...

By The Savvy Team
April 24, 2014 | Newsletter post

Adventures in Entering a Japanese Elementary School

As the international mother of a brand new (pika-pika) first-grader (ichinensei) this year, I had many concerns. Would she settle in quickly? Would she be...

By Tokyo Mothers Group
April 22, 2014 | Families

A Private Tour of the Andy Warhol Exhibit at Mori Art Museum

Being a Mori Living resident certainly has its perks, and one of my favorite things about living where we do is the number of community-building...

By Mia Moranza
April 21, 2014 | Art & Culture

Breakfast at Ivy Place Cafe, Daikanyama

Having two small children that sometimes wake up ridiculously early, my husband and I are often on the lookout for somewhere to eat breakfast. Not...

By Alisa Kerr
April 18, 2014 | Food & Drink

Infant Daycare in Tokyo with Summerhill Baby

Finding daycare options for babies in Tokyo can be a difficult task, especially if both parents don't work full-time and therefore don't qualify for the...

By Mia Moranza
April 16, 2014 | Families

Recipe: Mochi Kinchaku

Did you know that you can make oden (the vegetables, tofu, eggs and other ingredients you see simmering in a hot broth in convenience stores)...

By Mari Nameshida
April 14, 2014 | Food & Drink

Tokunoshima: Where Turtles Swim and Whales Sing

At first glance, Tokunoshima seems to have been left to do its own thing, neglected by tourists seduced by the crystal clear seas of the...

By Bonnie Waycott
April 10, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle