Swedish Christmas Bazaar 2014

The Japan contingent of SWEA, the worldwide non-profit organization for Swedish and Swedish-speaking women, is again gearing up to hold its annual Christmas bazaar. At...

By The Savvy Team
November 5, 2014 | Lifestyle

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

Sneaker Fever: Footwear for Girls on the Go

While the quintessential fall boot is slowly starting to make an appearance and reclaim its closet real estate, there is another piece of footwear that...

By Chanyn Kirtman
October 31, 2014 | Fashion

Light and Modern Italian Fare at Fiorentina, Roppongi Hills

After a 7 a.m. start in Tokyo, my partner and I settled on the idea of something easy, romantic, and Italian for dinner. Luckily, we...

By Leilani R. Gobaleza
October 31, 2014 | Food & Drink

Modern Japanese Art at Wa Space, Akasaka

Wa Space is an exciting new gallery in Tokyo. Conceived and designed by the effervescent Dominic Carter, it is located just off the beaten path...

By Cheryl White
October 31, 2014 | Lifestyle

Five of Our Favorite Japanese Baby Products

As we all know, Japanese companies make some fantastic products that not only make our lives easier, but often have a very unique "kawaii" factor...

By Joanna Pearce
October 30, 2014 | Families

Tokyo Sewing Lessons with the Sewing Circle

When she first started the Sewing Circle, Melanie Uematsu held classes in her own kitchen. But at a certain point her husband intervened: the kitchen...

By Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler
October 29, 2014 | Lifestyle

Brooklyn Parlor, Shinjuku

This atmospheric cafe in Shinjuku is so well loved that every time I've visited there's been a wait to get in. But if you have...

By Amanda Taylor
October 24, 2014 | Food & Drink

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

Rent-a-Dog at Dog Heart, Yoyogi Hachiman

If you've always wanted a dog, but living restraints wouldn't allow it, head to Dog Heart in Yoyogi where you can experience all the delights...

By Amanda Taylor
October 22, 2014 | Lifestyle

Tokyo Fashion Week Spring 2015: Part 3

Fashion week has officially come to a close, but check out the designers who wrapped up Tokyo’s biggest fashion festival with a bang. Edgy sportswear,...

By Chanyn Kirtman
October 21, 2014 | Fashion

Omotesando Koffee House

Going for a coffee at Omotesando Koffee House is like experiencing a Japanese tea ceremony, only with coffee instead. But like at Japanese tea ceremonies...

By Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler
October 20, 2014 | Food & Drink

Tokyo Fashion Week Spring 2015: Part 2

Our city's semi-annual fashion week rages on, with highlights of the last two days including a collection of moody floral print styles, some gorgeous modern...

By Chanyn Kirtman
October 17, 2014 | Fashion

Tokyo Fashion Week Spring 2015: Part 1

The spring 2015 edition of Tokyo fashion week kicked off on Monday, with none other than the lovely Tilda Swinton sitting first row. From butterfly-print...

By Chanyn Kirtman
October 15, 2014 | Fashion

Cha Cha no Ma Tea Room, Harajuku

Tucked away on a lane behind the popular Cat Street shopping area in Harajuku is an enticing Japanese tea room called Cha Cha No Ma,...

By Joanna Pearce
October 13, 2014 | Food & Drink

Hoi An: A Magic Getaway

Vietnam. As far as holiday destinations, it’s an occasionally overlooked pick. While many Tokyoites head to Thailand or Indonesia to play in the sand, Hoi...

By Cynthia Popper
October 10, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Colorful Gifts and Clothes at Sou Sou, Aoyama

If you are looking for unusual Japanese gifts with a modern twist then you will love the Sou Sou boutique. Sou Sou (which means “yes,...

By Joanna Pearce
October 9, 2014 | Families, Fashion, Lifestyle

Gleam Furniture, Moto Azabu

Making a space your own when you're not sure how long you'll be there can be a tricky thing, and it's one of the reasons...

By Kelly Wetherille
October 8, 2014 | Lifestyle