A Day with Hello Kitty at Sanrio Puroland

Hello Kitty is one of Japan’s most famous exports and is loved by children across the globe. Just a 30-minute train ride away from Shinjuku...

By Joanna Pearce
October 23, 2015 | Families

The Complicated Rituals of Japanese Funerals

Last month, I wrote “Pay Attention to the ‘Emergency’ Kanji,” in which my darling partner mistook the “let the parcel man in” button for the...

By Ai Faithy Perez
October 21, 2015 | Lifestyle

Free Classes and Special Offers at Kspace

All Savvy Tokyo readers can enjoy one free parent and child class at KSpace, with no obligation to join any programs. Plus, the school is...

By The Savvy Team
October 21, 2015 | Uncategorized

This Video Teaches You Japanese Girls’ Makeup Secrets

Shiseido recently released the video below on its YouTube channel, with the caption in Japanese saying, "the makeup secrets of high school girls." The video...

By The Savvy Team
October 20, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Tokyo Fashion Week Spring 2016: Part 3

The spring 2016 edition of Tokyo's fashion week wrapped on Saturday, with the last two days featuring everything from edgy street-meets-athletic wear to kimonos styled...

By The Savvy Team
October 19, 2015 | Fashion

Tokyo Fashion Week Spring 2016: Part 2

Tokyo's spring 2016 fashion week continues, with the middle two days bringing dark romanticism, Victorian influences, gorgeous draping, monotone simplicity, edgy menswear, and retro safari-inspired...

By The Savvy Team
October 16, 2015 | Fashion

Go Back in Time at Nihon Minkaen

It’s hard to believe that a short 30-minute train journey from Shinjuku station can take you so far back in time. Kawasaki’s Nihon Minkaen is...

By Cheryl White
October 15, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Tokyo Fashion Week Spring 2016: Part 1

After opening with a show by New York-based menswear designer Todd Snyder, the spring season of Tokyo fashion week was off. From elegant lace dresses...

By The Savvy Team
October 14, 2015 | Fashion

A French Afternoon Tea Fit for Gustave Eiffel

Afternoon tea is a very civilized ritual which has been almost forgotten in our busy world. Fortunately, the Grand Hyatt hotel in Roppongi has resurrected...

By Cheryl White
October 12, 2015 | Food & Drink

Artisan Shops and a Hammock Cafe at 2k540

2k540 Aki-Oka Artisan is an unusually named shopping precinct located fittingly 2.54 kilometers from Tokyo Station. This method of measuring distances out of Tokyo was...

By Cheryl White
October 7, 2015 | Art & Culture, Lifestyle

Five Top Japanese Beauty Products to Try in October

September may be the official start to autumn in Japan, but the temperatures usually don't really start to drop until October. This month is a...

By Alisa Kerr
October 6, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Join in the Tokyo Fashion Week Fun

Fashion season is upon us! Starting October 12 and running through the 17th, over 40 designers will be presenting runway shows, exhibitions and installations for...

By Chanyn Kirtman
October 2, 2015 | Fashion

All You Need to Know About Tokyo Public School PTAs

Parent Teacher Associations and their activities help bring school communities together and, as my local one did for me, can provide you with a safe...

By Kirsty Kawano
October 1, 2015 | Families

Exploring Nishi Kasai, Tokyo’s Little India

Visions of Bollywood dancers, swirling saris and the wafting aromas of spices filled my head as I trekked across town to discover the enclave of...

By Cheryl White
September 30, 2015 | Lifestyle

Five Weird and Wonderful Japanese Beauty Gadgets

Perusing the beauty section of Japanese department stores can be a bit like a exploring a parallel universe. Being presented with an abundance of gizmos...

By Juliette Olah
September 29, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Event Report: Savvy Wine Seminar and Party

Together with Le Cordon Bleu Japan and MHD Moët Hennessy Diageo, Savvy hosted a wonderful wine event on Friday, September 18. Master of Wine Annette...

By The Savvy Team
September 28, 2015 | Lifestyle