Thomas Land at Fuji-Q Highland

For those with a child aged five or under in their family, Thomas Land at Fuji-Q Highland theme park is nothing short of heaven. Nestled...

By Cheryl White
September 8, 2014 | Families

Sapporo: The Savvy Insider’s Guide

Located on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, Sapporo is often portrayed as a cold, snowy and remote city most famous for the 1972 Winter Olympics...

By Sandra Mileo
August 21, 2014 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Museum Hopping in Karuizawa

To escape the heat and humidity of Tokyo's summer,  the highland resort town of Karuizawa has always been a favorite. Just a quick 70-minute shinkansen ride from Tokyo...

By Sandra Isaka
August 5, 2014 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Preparing for Japan’s Yukata Season

It's summer again, and both the heat and a desire for stylishness make tossing on a yukata and going to a festival an appealing way...

By WaNavi Japan
July 16, 2014 | Lifestyle

Event Report: One-Day Cooking School at Le Cordon Bleu

Have you always wanted to cook authentic French cuisine while learning practical cooking tips from an experienced Le Cordon Bleu master chef? I did. And...

By Megan Waters
June 30, 2014 | Food & Drink

Enoshima: Sun, Sea and Sanctuary

At the center of the Shonan resort area lies Enoshima, a popular seaside destination to which locals and visitors alike flock in the summer months....

By Megan Waters
June 19, 2014 | Lifestyle, Out & About

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

Eyelash Extensions in Tokyo from Pro Care Eyelash

If you ask most women what makeup item they can’t live with out, I am going to guess that most will say mascara. Beautiful, defined...

By Alisa Kerr
April 8, 2014 | Health & Beauty

At-Home Parties for Tokyo Kids

What with small Tokyo homes, busy urban lives and a culture in which entertaining at home is relatively rare, there is a small Japanese market...

By Philomena Keet
March 27, 2014 | Families

Five Great Learning Apps for Kids

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly today’s kids grasp technology, particularly mobile technology and touch screens. I am guilty, it has to be...

By Mia Moranza
February 27, 2014 | Families

Tokyo Creators Makes Every Child an Artist

A newly opened art school in Tokyo offers programs for all ages that help kids find their own creative expression through music, painting and other...

By Mia Moranza
February 13, 2014 | Families