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

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

Bikram Yoga Heats Up in Tokyo

With avid devotees such as Jennifer Aniston, Madonna, Lady Gaga and Beyonce, Bikram Yoga was bound to eventually make its way to Japan. It has...

By Luisa Heenan
February 11, 2014 | Health & Beauty

Ishigaki Island: Diving and More

Just three and a half hours away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo is a quiet, peaceful world of stunning beaches and excellent dive...

By Bonnie Waycott
February 6, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle