Used Kimono Shopping in Tokyo and Yokohama

Like many people, I am totally smitten anytime I see a lovely girl dressed in a kimono. This feeling also extends to older ladies in...

By Cheryl White
June 11, 2014 | Fashion, Lifestyle

Designer Collaborations Highlight Summer’s Top Trends

Some of today’s trending brands have teamed up with top designers to bring you exclusive summer wardrobe basics that will stand out against the originals....

By Chanyn Kirtman
June 6, 2014 | Fashion

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

Buddha Bellies Japanese Cooking School, Jimbocho

Going out for Japanese food is always a treat, but have you ever tried to duplicate your menu favorites at home? Apart from broiled fish...

By Chanyn Kirtman
June 2, 2014 | Food & Drink

Tokyo’s Chicest Intersection Gets Some New Faces

Omotesando and Aoyama are two of the biggest shopping destinations in Tokyo, home to flagship stores of top fashion labels and unique building designs by...

By Chanyn Kirtman
May 30, 2014 | Fashion

Saru, Ebisu

Having a restaurant in your neighborhood that you consider your go-to local joint is worth more than all the stars in the little red book....

By Cheryl White
May 29, 2014 | Food & Drink

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

SuperOrganic Foods Takes Natural to a New Level

The term “organic” is often considered to be synonymous with safe, healthy agricultural products, but few people know what it truly means, especially in the...

By Dinasha Cellura
May 26, 2014 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Kenzo Estate Brings Napa Wines to Roppongi Hills

Anyone who has had the pleasure of eating or drinking out in Tokyo knows that our beloved city is home to a staggeringly large variety...

By Kelly Wetherille
May 23, 2014 | Food & Drink

The Third Kind: Being Still in Phuket

For most of us, there are two kinds of vacations. The high-adventure, super active, push-your-personal-limits kind, and the lazy, indulgent, lay-on-the-beach-with-a-coconut-drink kind. With three jobs...

By Cynthia Popper
May 22, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Japanese Superfoods: Miso

Although the rest of the world may have jumped on the kale, coconut oil and raw cacao obsession of “super foods,” we are so lucky...

By Luisa Heenan
May 20, 2014 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty