Kodomo no Kuni, Yokohama

Are you looking for a fun family day out? We heard about Kodomo no Kuni, or Children's Land, from friends, and the map on the...

By Alicia Hewat
July 2, 2014 | Families

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

Breakfast at Sarabeth’s, Daikanyama

If you're on the lookout for a quick and easy breakfast, look elsewhere. A relatively new addition to the growing list of pancake and brunch...

By Megan Waters
June 27, 2014 | Food & Drink

How to be a Yummy Mummy in Omotesando

We’ve all seen those yummy mummies that seem to stroll effortlessly down the tree-lined streets of Omotesando—one of Tokyo’s most glamourous locations. With their state-of-the-art...

By Joanna Pearce
June 26, 2014 | Families

Five Top Japanese Drugstore Beauty Products

Finding your way around the beauty aisles of a Japanese drugstore can be daunting to say the least. The tiny aisles are jam packed with...

By Alisa Kerr
June 24, 2014 | Health & Beauty

Japanese Superfoods: Shichimi

The Huffington Post put shichimi togarashi on its list of 14 foods to add to your diet in 2014, but the Japanese have been onto...

By Luisa Heenan
June 23, 2014 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Latte Graphic Oceania Style Cafe, Machida

If you are looking to explore outside of your usual weekend brunch comfort zones, then I have just the place you should go and visit....

By Alicia Hewat
June 20, 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

Get Prepared: What to Put in Your Earthquake Kit

Did you know that a magnitude 7.0 earthquake could occur in Japan anywhere, anytime? Japan has the best infrastructure of any country to withstand this...

By WaNavi Japan
June 17, 2014 | Lifestyle

Sirotae Cake Shop, Akasaka

When I first came to Tokyo, a good slice of cheesecake seemed impossible to find. But thanks to a Japanese friend who brought Sirotae’s show-stopping...

By Dinasha Cellura
June 16, 2014 | Food & Drink

Terrace Dining at the French Kitchen, Roppongi Hills

Two of my absolute favorite things to do this time of year in Tokyo are to eat and drink outside, and luckily the city offers...

By Kelly Wetherille
June 13, 2014 | Food & Drink

Summer Wedding Dressing Simplified

Wedding season has officially begun, and while the invitations are coming in, it is likely you’re having internal dialogue, pondering on what to wear to...

By Chanyn Kirtman
June 13, 2014 | Fashion

Used Kimono Shopping in Tokyo and Yokohama

Like many people, I am totally smitten anytime I see a lovely girl dressed in a kimono. This feeling also extends to older ladies in...

By Cheryl White
June 11, 2014 | Fashion, Lifestyle

Designer Collaborations Highlight Summer’s Top Trends

Some of today’s trending brands have teamed up with top designers to bring you exclusive summer wardrobe basics that will stand out against the originals....

By Chanyn Kirtman
June 6, 2014 | Fashion

Hiking at Mt. Nokogiri

Mt. Nokogiri, or “mount sawtooth,” in Chiba prefecture is an easy one-hour trip away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Tokyo. As an antidote...

By Cheryl White
June 5, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Volunteer Divers Help with Underwater Recovery in Tohoku

More than three years have passed since the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, but hardly a day goes by without some mention of the disaster....

By Bonnie Waycott
June 4, 2014 | Lifestyle

Buddha Bellies Japanese Cooking School, Jimbocho

Going out for Japanese food is always a treat, but have you ever tried to duplicate your menu favorites at home? Apart from broiled fish...

By Chanyn Kirtman
June 2, 2014 | Food & Drink

Tokyo’s Chicest Intersection Gets Some New Faces

Omotesando and Aoyama are two of the biggest shopping destinations in Tokyo, home to flagship stores of top fashion labels and unique building designs by...

By Chanyn Kirtman
May 30, 2014 | Fashion