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

Jet Set Blow-Dry Bar, Hiroo

New York based fashion entrepreneur and socialite Lauren Santo Domingo once famously told online beauty bible Into the Gloss, “I’ve probably blown dry my own...

By Alisa Kerr
November 3, 2014 | Health & Beauty

Autumn at the Noboribetsu Spa, Hokkaido

It’s autumn in Japan and all over the country the colors of fall are beginning to show. One of the more beautiful displays can be...

By Cheryl White
October 23, 2014 | Lifestyle

Kansai Diving: Exploring The Waters Off Wakayama

If you're curious about diving in Kansai, you might want to check out the southern curve of Wakayama prefecture. Kushimoto is a scene of fishing...

By Bonnie Waycott
September 11, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

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

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