The Kitsch and Quirk of Busan

It was the second week of August when South Korea announced its worst energy crisis. Two power plants stopped operating and government buildings were asked...

By Rebekah Chan
September 19, 2013 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Day Care Options in Japan

Much has been made of Prime Minister Abe's plan to do away with childcare waiting lists in Japan by adding spots for 400,000 children by...

By Elisabeth Lambert
September 19, 2013 | Families

Kidzania Tokyo

Tokyo has some great places for little ones to learn while playing, and KidZania is one of the most popular. The concept is simple: children...

By Mia Moranza
September 16, 2013 | Families

Fall Fashion Essentials

Fall fashion season is upon us, but with the Tokyo heat still having us all in our summer ensembles, it is hard to get in...

By Chanyn Kirtman
September 13, 2013 | Fashion

Choosing a Stroller for Use in Tokyo

Buying a stroller or buggy to use in Tokyo comes with its own set of specific considerations. With packed trains, lots of stairs, small retail...

By Elisabeth Lambert
September 12, 2013 | Families

Easy Japanese for Izakayas

After a long stressful day, office workers in Japan love to wind down by drinking at an izakaya, a traditional Japanese style pub. So, if...

By Asuka Naito
September 11, 2013 | Lifestyle

Holistic Sanctuary, Akasaka

On a scorching August afternoon, I arrived at the doors of one of Tokyo‘s newest English-speaking spas, Holistic Sanctuary. Located in a new apartment block...

By Mia Moranza
September 10, 2013 | Health & Beauty

Legoland Discovery Center, Odaiba

Lego is one of those timeless toys that we all played with when we were kids, and which continues to be as great as it...

By Mia Moranza
September 9, 2013 | Families

Icon, Omotesando

Tokyo certainly has no shortage of cool clothing boutiques, and now shoppers can add a new destination to their lists: Icon, located in a residential-style...

By The Savvy Team
September 7, 2013 | Fashion

Clinton St. Baking Company, Aoyama

We love a long, lazy brunch on a weekend morning. Who doesn't? But sometimes we wish we could have the same comforting breakfast foods on...

By The Savvy Team
September 6, 2013 | Food & Drink

Monki, Harajuku

Swedish fast-fashion company H&M may be better known for its namesake brand, but now one of its other labels has entered the Tokyo shopping scene....

By The Savvy Team
September 6, 2013 | Fashion

Childhood Vaccinations in Tokyo

This article is not about whether to immunize your kids or not—that is another subject altogether. This article provides information on the vaccination schedules available...

By Elisabeth Lambert
September 5, 2013 | Families

Fashion’s Night Out Tokyo 2013

It's that time of year again, when fashion takes over Aoyama, Omotesando and Harajuku even more than on a usual day. This Saturday, head out...

By The Savvy Team
September 4, 2013 | Fashion

BoConcept, Nihonbashi

Even while we were mourning the loss of the gorgeous BoConcept store at Roppongi Hills earlier this summer, the Danish furniture company was opening an...

By The Savvy Team
September 4, 2013 | Lifestyle

The TMG Mentor Program

Being a parent in Tokyo can be a daunting prospect, particularly if it's your first child or if you are arriving in Tokyo with your...

By Tokyo Mothers Group
September 3, 2013 | Uncategorized

About Tokyo Mothers Group

Tokyo Mothers Group is a support and networking group for English-speaking parents in and around Tokyo, although we do have members further afield as well....

By Tokyo Mothers Group
September 3, 2013 | Uncategorized

Signature, Nihonbashi

There’s a whole lot of fine dining in Tokyo, with some particularly standout restaurants inside the city's many luxury hotels. The Mandarin Oriental is no...

By Maki Yasuda
September 2, 2013 | Food & Drink

Louis Vuitton Exhibit at the Tokyo Station Hotel

Louis Vuitton's exhibition at the Tokyo Station Hotel, called Timeless Muses, opens to the public on August 31 and will remain open through Monday, September...

By The Savvy Team
August 30, 2013 | Lifestyle