Harajuku Funk Meets Parisian Chic at Coiff1rst Salon

What do you get when you take a talented French hairstylist, teach her fluent Japanese, and drop her into a luxe salon in the middle...

By Cynthia Popper
November 19, 2014 | Health & Beauty

Smoothie Stands for Moms on the Run

When you are out exploring Tokyo with a little one it can be tough to find time to eat lunch and even harder to find...

By Joanna Pearce
November 19, 2014 | Families, Food & Drink

Vassilisa: Statement-Making Luxury Scarves

In a country where the size XXXS exists and boutiques carry a standard “one size”, presumed to fit all shoppers, it not only becomes frustrating,...

By Chanyn Kirtman
November 18, 2014 | Fashion

The Dancing Sushi Chef, Nakameguro

Don’t get startled when entering this small sushi-ya on the pedestrian shopping street of Nakameguro. The welcoming there is ear-battering. Staff will not just greet...

By Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler
November 17, 2014 | Food & Drink

Through the Mosaic Looking Glass

Not only Roman remains or medieval castles. There is a place in Italy where time does not exist and where a magical and mystical atmosphere...

By Chiara Pace
November 14, 2014 | Lifestyle

Japanese Luxury Skincare at Koh Gen Do

Born 28 years ago in the heart of Tokyo’s AzabuJuban district, Koh Gen Do is a truly unique Japanese brand. If you are interested in...

By Alisa Kerr
November 12, 2014 | Health & Beauty

David’s Deli, Mita

One cold winter’s day, feeling sad and a bit under the weather, I had the good fortune to stumble upon a local restaurant and delicatessen...

By Cheryl White
November 12, 2014 | Food & Drink

Dining with Goats at Sakuragaoka Cafe, Shibuya

Animal cafes are all the rage in Tokyo these days. Cats, birds and even jellyfish grace restaurants citywide. But Sakuragoaka Cafe in Shibuya has them...

By Amanda Taylor
November 7, 2014 | Food & Drink

Unique and Bespoke Jewelry at Atelier Shinji, Ginza

Walking through Ginza is always a delight, especially near the Kabuki theatre in Higashi Ginza. The side streets here are full of quaint, interesting and...

By Cheryl White
November 7, 2014 | Fashion

Kasama: Getting Crafty in Ibaraki

Japan is a nation of craftspeople: brushmakers, food artists, textile and laquerware masters, papermakers, woodblock carvers, ceramicists. And while Japanese ceramics certainly need no introduction...

By Cynthia Popper
November 6, 2014 | Art & Culture, Out & About

A Fairy-Tale Adventure in Chiba

Looking for something new to excite your kids over the weekend? Take them on an adventure to the Hans Christian Andersen Park in Funabashi. Step...

By Amanda Andrews
November 6, 2014 | Families