Five of Tokyo’s Cutest Character Cafes

Cute characters can be found pretty much anywhere around Japan and there's definitely no shortage of them making their way onto our plates in dishes...

By Mary Zacharopoulos
March 7, 2016 | Food & Drink

Bombay Bazar, Daikanyama: Not Just Organic Curry

Like many Tokyo areas, the hip and trendy Daikanyama neighborhood—located between Ebisu and Shibuya—is a hotspot not only for shopping, but also for eclectic cafes...

By Linda Haberberger
February 1, 2016 | Food & Drink

Discover the Natural Indigo Blues of Okura, Daikanyama

If, when shopping in Tokyo, you find yourself bored by numerous look-alike mainstream stores, all selling the same kind of clothes, you should check out...

By Linda Haberberger
January 8, 2016 | Fashion

An Elegant Gourmet Experience at Chez Taka, Higashi Azabu

If I had to describe my food experience at Chez Taka in just two words, it would be elegantly sumptuous. Nestled in the quiet neighborhood...

By Ai Faithy Perez
September 11, 2015 | Food & Drink

A Few Packed Days in Helsinki

For most travelers, Helsinki is not at the top of must-see lists, often being overshadowed by its neighbors Copenhagen and Stockholm. But take a chance...

By Chiara Pace
March 26, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Run Tokyo with Namban Rengo

If you enjoy running and like to have some company while doing it, then book your Wednesday nights, lace up your running shoes, and join...

By Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler
March 4, 2015 | Health & Beauty, Lifestyle

Five Cheap Ways to Get (and Stay) Fit in Tokyo

Fitness is all the rage lately, with specialized gyms and exercise studios multiplying at a seemingly exponential rate, and new hybrid programs being introduced all...

By Kelly Wetherille
January 20, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Yokohama’s Art Deco Walk

The Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 was devastating for the booming cities of Tokyo and Yokohama. In particular Yokohama, which had hitherto seen fabulous growth...

By Cheryl White
January 15, 2015 | Art & Culture, Out & About

Fuglen: A Small Piece of Scandinavia in Tokyo

Enjoy vintage Scandinavian interior design while drinking premium coffee in Fuglen, a popular gem near Shibuya where Tokyo’s Scandinavians go to cure homesickness and others...

By Sandra Mileo
January 13, 2015 | Food & Drink

Fresh, Custom Salads at Crisp Salad Works, Azabu Juban

Roy Miyano is a restauranteur who knows how to give Tokyoites what they want. I've been a fan of his establishments ever since he opened...

By Kelly Wetherille
December 19, 2014 | Food & Drink

Tokyo Sewing Lessons with the Sewing Circle

When she first started the Sewing Circle, Melanie Uematsu held classes in her own kitchen. But at a certain point her husband intervened: the kitchen...

By Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler
October 29, 2014 | Lifestyle