Hysteric Mini, Harajuku: Style for Ultra-Cool Kids

Hysteric Mini, located off Cat Street in Harajuku, doesn’t stray far from the pop-culture inspired designs of its parent brand, Hysteric Glamour. The Japanese luxury...

By Chanyn Kirtman
November 21, 2013 | Families, Fashion

Taking it Slow in Luang Prabang

The last time I rode a bicycle was in 2009 on Niijima Island. Before that, I was probably ten years old. Immediately after checking into...

By Rebekah Chan
November 21, 2013 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Easy Japanese for Going to the Doctor

In our last article we studied some Japanese for emergency health issues. In this issue, you’ll learn some useful phrases and vocabulary for visiting a...

By Asuka Naito
November 20, 2013 | Lifestyle

Swedish Christmas Bazaar 2013

SWEA is a worldwide non-profit organization for Swedish or Swedish-speaking women, and each year its Japan branch holds a Christmas bazaar where guests can enjoy...

By The Savvy Team
November 20, 2013 | Lifestyle

Sun and Moon Yoga, Gotanda

Since it opened in 2003, Sun and Moon Yoga has been a go-to studio for yogis from around the world, with its bilingual classes attracting...

By Kelly Wetherille
November 19, 2013 | Health & Beauty

Andrée Rosier Chef Demonstration at Le Cordon Bleu

She is the first female chef to win the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF), France’s most prestigious national prize, which she did at the age...

By The Savvy Team
November 18, 2013 | Food & Drink

4 Fashion Sites You Should Be Shopping Now

Over the past decade or so, a lot has changed on the e-commerce landscape, both in Japan and around the world. It used to be...

By Kelly Wetherille
November 15, 2013 | Fashion

TELL’s 18th Annual Connoisseurs’ Auction

There is literally no end to the number of ways in which you can spend money on dining, drinking and entertainment in Tokyo, but if...

By The Savvy Team
November 14, 2013 | Lifestyle

Women’s International Networking Conference 2013

WIN (Women’s International Networking) is an independent global women’s leadership organization that inspires women worldwide and envisions to empower, develop and connect leaders through a...

By For Empowering Women
November 12, 2013 | Uncategorized

Join the Savvy Team!

Hello, Savvy Tokyoites, and welcome to our latest newsletter! This week, we are excited to announce that we are now hiring interns to work with...

By savvyAdmin
November 8, 2013 | Newsletter post

Kaffir Lime, Omotesando

Omotesando, an area synonymous with high fashion brands and pricey European-style restaurants is not where one might expect to find an authentic, neighbourhood Thai restaurant....

By Mia Moranza
November 8, 2013 | Food & Drink

A Night Out Like the Parisiennes

“The bottle's not important as long as it gets you drunk.” Or, as it was originally said, "Qu'importe le flacon, pourvu qu'on ait l’ivresse.” ...

By Ryoko Kokuba
November 7, 2013 | Uncategorized

Kanji Cheat Sheet: Temperature Control

Now that the mercury has started to drop, do you know how to switch your air conditioning unit to heating mode for the winter? Or...

By Elisabeth Lambert
November 6, 2013 | Lifestyle

@Cosme Stores: Online Reviews Meet Offline Beauty Shopping

In Japan, there is one website that far outweighs all others when it comes to beauty: @Cosme. The customer ranking and review site has been...

By Kelly Wetherille
November 5, 2013 | Health & Beauty

Weaning Your Baby in Japan

Burdock and chicken, liver stew, sukiyaki even? If you are a foreigner weaning your children here in Japan, you may at first be surprised by...

By Tokyo Mothers Group
November 5, 2013 | Uncategorized

Bilingual American Cooking Classes in Kioicho

Here’s a savvy tip for enjoying Ema Koeda’s cooking class at Cook Coop: don’t go too hungry. When she asks you to taste the seasoned...

By Sandra Barron
November 4, 2013 | Food & Drink

Ai Port Station, Aoyama: A Kids’ Oasis

Tucked away in a side street off Aoyama-dori is a sweet and charming kids' haven, called Ai Port Station. A picture of Noah’s Ark marks...

By Chanyn Kirtman
November 4, 2013 | Families

Isabel Marant Pour H&M Hits Tokyo

Isabel Marant has become a celebrity favorite and a worldwide fashion force with her effortlessly chic, modern clothing. Her styling prowess in particular is something...

By Kelly Wetherille
November 1, 2013 | Fashion