This Weekend: Tokyo Area Events for Mar. 19–21

Before the city turns pink with sakura blossoms, it's time to get green and hit the Tokyo streets, because this long weekend Japan will be...

By The Savvy Team
March 18, 2016 | Lifestyle

K-Pop, Kimchi and Cosmetics in Tokyo’s Korean Town

Venture one stop north of Shinjuku on the Yamanote line to Shin Okubo and you will find yourself in Korea town. In recent years, South...

By Joanna Pearce
March 17, 2016 | Lifestyle

Tokyo Fashion Week Fall 2016: Part 1

Tokyo fashion week is now in full swing, and the first two days brought a wide range of styles, from postmodern influences to wearable, everyday...

By The Savvy Team
March 16, 2016 | Fashion

Get in the Tokyo Fashion Week Spirit

Tokyo fashion week starts Monday, meaning the city is gearing up for a week of creative affairs. While the runway shows and after parties are...

By Chanyn Kirtman
March 12, 2016 | Fashion

This Weekend: Tokyo Area Events for Mar. 12–13

Today marks five years since a terrible triple disaster struck the Tohoku region of Japan, and fittingly, there are various events happening around the capital...

By The Savvy Team
March 11, 2016 | Lifestyle

Spring Clean Your Wardrobe

There must be some people out there who like their wardrobes. You know, people who wake up and leisurely select several nicely folded items that...

By Juliette Olah
March 10, 2016 | Fashion

Hiking with Kids in Kamakura

Kamakura is beautiful. Despite several trips to Hakone and the surrounds and plenty of time peering out of Tokyo skyscrapers in the right direction, I've...

By Emily Paine
March 10, 2016 | Families

Building Body Confidence Through Pole Dancing

Looking for a way to get fit, make friends and improve your self esteem? Pole Dance Tokyo offers a range of classes designed to help...

By Rebecca Quin
March 8, 2016 | Health & Beauty

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

Brighten Up Your Cold-Weather Duds

Ah, the awkward part of the season, when it’s still too cold to sport springtime flair, but the thrill of impending warmth has us mentally...

By Chanyn Kirtman
March 4, 2016 | Fashion

Pause Draw: Tokyo’s Free Art Meet-Up

There are endless ways to while away the afternoon in Tokyo. You could pet some sleeping felines at a cat cafe, wander around an art...

By Juliette Olah
March 4, 2016 | Lifestyle

This Weekend: Tokyo Area Events for Mar. 5–6

It looks like another mild weekend is headed our way, so it's fitting that there are plenty of outdoor events to look forward to this...

By The Savvy Team
March 3, 2016 | Lifestyle

Five Top Japanese Beauty Products to Try in March

Spring has finally arrived, and this month's top beauty buys will help refresh your makeup and skincare regime, having you looking great for your hanami...

By Alisa Kerr
March 3, 2016 | Health & Beauty

ISSH Family Festival 2016

Previously held in late April, the International School of the Sacred Heart (ISSH) Family Festival will come early this year, with the festivities scheduled for...

By The Savvy Team
March 1, 2016 | Lifestyle

Five Top Vintage Clothing Shops in Omotesando and Harajuku

People often associate Tokyo with the priciest shopping in the world, and depending on your taste, that can be a fair assessment. However, if you...

By Chanyn Kirtman
February 26, 2016 | Fashion

Tantanmen Gomaru: Ramen for Women

Up until a few years ago, ramen—the high-calorie, late-night noodle bowl or quick lunch choice mostly favored by Japan's salarymen—would not normally be associated with...

By Alexandra Homma
February 26, 2016 | Food & Drink