Mt. Takao: The Closest Getaway From The Grind

After one too many naps on the train commute, sometimes it's nice to take a breather, get out of the city, and visit a place...

By Yulia Mizushima
May 29, 2016 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Nana-berry-cherry Smoothie Bowl

Recipe: Nana-berry-cherry Smoothie Bowl

Get berry beautiful skin with this seasonal smoothie bowl.

By Anisa Kazemi
May 27, 2016 | Food & Drink

This Weekend: Tokyo Area Events for May 28–29

From firefly viewing, an international affairs photo exhibition, two charity events, and a women career seminar to a beer garden event and a handmade...

By The Savvy Team
May 26, 2016 | Lifestyle, What's Happening

Kanji Cheat Sheet: General Appliances

Quick poll for the savvy women of Tokyo: Hands up how many of us operate kanji-covered household appliances through sheer guesswork? Moving to and setting...

By Elisabeth Lambert
May 25, 2016 | Lifestyle

6 Easy Steps to Mindful Eating

At times referred to as the "opposite of diets," mindful eating is a concept with its roots in Buddhist teachings, focused more on the experience...

By Anisa Kazemi
May 25, 2016 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

The Oldest Sake Shop in Tokyo

It’s kind of amazing to think a that single business entity can have roots that go all the way back over 420 years to 1596­....

By The Savvy Team
May 24, 2016 | Food & Drink

Bullying in Japanese Schools

The Japanese word "ijime" sounds much more sinister than its English translation, bullying. For today’s Japanese parents, their experience of bullying was back in the...

By Kirsty Kawano
May 23, 2016 | Families

Basic Etiquette Tips for Japan

When traveling or moving to a completely new country, it is expected that you might commit a social faux pas or two. But with some...

By Asuka Naito
May 22, 2016 | Lifestyle

Tokyo on Foot: Exploring Aoyama

Much like New York, Tokyo is a city that is made for walking. Sure there are ample taxis, efficient buses and regular, well organized trains...

By Cheryl White
May 21, 2016 | Lifestyle

This Weekend: Tokyo Area Events for May 21–22

It will be warm and sunny this weekend, so take the chance to leave your house and enjoy the plenty of outdoor events happening in...

By The Savvy Team
May 20, 2016 | Lifestyle, What's Happening

Five Top Japanese Beauty Products to Try in May

May heralds the arrival of summer and the sun's intense influence on beauty and fashion—and your skin. This month, we have ways to protect that...

By Alisa Kerr
May 19, 2016 | Health & Beauty