Beyond Meetups and Coworkers: Making Friends in Tokyo

During my first few weeks in Tokyo I instantly entered into a whirlwind of new coworkers, floormates and expats, yet when the dust settled I...

By Carolina Batista
August 19, 2015 | Lifestyle

Scuba Diving Excursions with Discovery Divers Tokyo

With summer in full swing, now is a great time to head to the beach or even better, into the water. Japan is surrounded by...

By Bonnie Waycott
July 21, 2015 | Lifestyle

Genki Sushi: Perfect for Tokyo Visitors on a Budget

Genki Sushi draws diners from all over the world with two things quintessential to Japan: sushi and super cool robotics. At the Shibuya branch, white...

By Amanda Taylor
June 26, 2015 | Food & Drink

Savvy Tips for Avoiding Dreaded “Bento Stress”

When my European friend, whose four-year-old is going to a Japanese school, first mentioned the term "bento stress," I did not have a clue what...

By Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler
June 22, 2015 | Families

Happo-en: A Small but Beautiful Haven in Central Tokyo

I was quite content to wander for an hour or so through the leafy paths and carp filled ponds of Happo-en. The name means "beautiful...

By Cheryl White
June 10, 2015 | Lifestyle

Going Paleo in Japan

With many celebrities, professional athletes and health food gurus advocating its benefits, the Paleo Diet is something you've probably heard a lot about recently....

By Luisa Heenan
May 12, 2015 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Twenty-Four Hours in Kanazawa

From the moment you step off the train, it is clear how proud Kanazawa is of its new Shinkansen. Shinkansen cakes, Shinkansen crackers, and even...

By Jessamine McHugh
April 23, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Recipe: Niku Jaga

A quintessential staple of Japanese home cooking, this braised meat and potato dish is both easy to prepare and satisfying. Often called the national dish...

By Mariko Nakamura
April 20, 2015 | Food & Drink

Tokyo’s Coolest Eyewear Shops

Tokyo has to be one of the best places in the world to shop for quality eyewear, when you consider the ultimate combination of high...

By Alisa Kerr
April 10, 2015 | Fashion

Guam: Something for Everyone

Long thought of as a “poor man’s Hawaii,” the beautiful island of Guam is a hidden gem in the Pacific waiting for you to discover....

By Cheryl White
March 19, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Tokyo Fashion Week Fall 2015: Part 1

Tokyo fashion week is back, bringing with it a bevy of new trends that we can expect to see on the streets come autumn. The...

By The Savvy Team
March 18, 2015 | Fashion