Adventures in Entering a Japanese Elementary School

As the international mother of a brand new (pika-pika) first-grader (ichinensei) this year, I had many concerns. Would she settle in quickly? Would she be...

By Tokyo Mothers Group
April 22, 2014 | Families

A Private Tour of the Andy Warhol Exhibit at Mori Art Museum

Being a Mori Living resident certainly has its perks, and one of my favorite things about living where we do is the number of community-building...

By Mia Moranza
April 21, 2014 | Lifestyle

Breakfast at Ivy Place Cafe, Daikanyama

Having two small children that sometimes wake up ridiculously early, my husband and I are often on the lookout for somewhere to eat breakfast. Not...

By Alisa Kerr
April 18, 2014 | Food & Drink

Infant Daycare in Tokyo with Summerhill Baby

Finding daycare options for babies in Tokyo can be a difficult task, especially if both parents don't work full-time and therefore don't qualify for the...

By Mia Moranza
April 16, 2014 | Families

Recipe: Mochi Kinchaku

Did you know that you can make oden (the vegetables, tofu, eggs and other ingredients you see simmering in a hot broth in convenience stores)...

By Mari Nameshida
April 14, 2014 | Food & Drink

Tokunoshima: Where Turtles Swim and Whales Sing

At first glance, Tokunoshima seems to have been left to do its own thing, neglected by tourists seduced by the crystal clear seas of the...

By Bonnie Waycott
April 10, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Eyelash Extensions in Tokyo from Pro Care Eyelash

If you ask most women what makeup item they can’t live with out, I am going to guess that most will say mascara. Beautiful, defined...

By Alisa Kerr
April 8, 2014 | Health & Beauty

Cirque du Soleil Returns to Japan with Ovo

Ever since I caught a performance of Dralion during a trip to Denver several years ago, I have been hooked on the amazing acrobatics, gorgeous...

By Kelly Wetherille
April 7, 2014 | Families, Lifestyle

Channeling the 90s with Spring’s Top Trends

The trees are drenched in sakura and pastels are decorating the retail windows. It’s official, folks, spring has sprung! The winter wear can be stowed...

By Chanyn Kirtman
April 4, 2014 | Fashion

Pure Cafe, Minami Aoyama

Whether you are vegan or just interested in finding a nutritious and delicious place to eat, I absolutely recommend Pure Cafe. It’s an oasis of...

By Alisa Kerr
April 4, 2014 | Food & Drink

ISSH Family Festival 2014

Each year, the International School of the Sacred Heart (ISSH) holds a family-oriented festival at its campus in Hiroo, complete with food stalls, music and...

By The Savvy Team
April 3, 2014 | Families, Lifestyle

At-Home Parties for Tokyo Kids

What with small Tokyo homes, busy urban lives and a culture in which entertaining at home is relatively rare, there is a small Japanese market...

By Philomena Keet
March 27, 2014 | Families

Formachika Beauty Therapy, Jingumae

After the havoc wreaked on my skin by the cold of the winter, I was in search of a deeply moisturizing and revitalizing facial to...

By Dinasha Cellura
March 25, 2014 | Health & Beauty

Tokyo Fashion Week Fall 2014: Part 3

Tokyo fashion week came to an end with intricate patchwork pieces, treated textiles, structured dresses and an abundance of plaid, tweed and earth tones. Check...

By Chanyn Kirtman
March 24, 2014 | Fashion

Tokyo’s Top Family-Friendly Hanami Spots

With the weather finally warming up, it's time for one of the most popular pastimes of spring in Japan: hanami, or cherry blossom viewing. While...

By Tokyo Mothers Group
March 24, 2014 | Lifestyle, Seasonal Trends

Tokyo Fashion Week Fall 2014: Part 2

Days three and four of this season's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Tokyo provided a series of inspirational shows, including Japanese kimonos and American wrap dresses.

By Chanyn Kirtman
March 20, 2014 | Fashion

JamRock Cafe, Harajuku

If you’re looking for authentic Jamaican food in a casual setting, look no further than JamRock Cafe in Harajuku. Not only is it a prime...

By Vivian Morelli
March 20, 2014 | Food & Drink

Tokyo Fashion Week Fall 2014: Part 1

Tokyo Fashion Week is well underway, and Savvy Tokyo is in attendance. Here is a report from Monday and Tuesday’s Runway Shows. Be sure to...

By Chanyn Kirtman
March 19, 2014 | Fashion