Buying Natural and Organic Foods in Japan

More and more, our foods and personal products are becoming tainted with strange ingredients and preservatives, which are difficult to pronounce even in English. Throw...

By Luisa Heenan
December 17, 2013 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Does Single Equal Unhappy?

Are single people destined to be unhappy? It's less a question than a statement in a media landscape awash with the hyper-feminist or sexually free...

By For Empowering Women
December 17, 2013 | Lifestyle, Women's Issues

Recipe: Chicken Soba Noodle Salad

This is one of the best go-to dinners. The ingredients are readily available in Japan, plus it's easy, healthy and most importantly, tasty! My husband...

By Luisa Heenan
December 16, 2013 | Food & Drink

Hugo Boss’ New Omotesando Men’s Store

Tokyo's suave and stylish men now have a new shopping destination, right in the center of the action on Omotesando. At the end of November,...

By The Savvy Team
December 13, 2013 | Fashion

Christmas Dinner in Tokyo

All across Tokyo, the holiday season is in full swing, with illuminations, Christmas trees and inflatable snowmen at every turn. If you’ll be spending Christmas...

By The Savvy Team
December 13, 2013 | Food & Drink

Five Must-Try Japanese Beauty Products

Japanese women have long been admired for their beautiful, youthful skin, so it’s no surprise that Japan is home to some of the best skincare...

By Alisa Kerr
December 10, 2013 | Health & Beauty

Event Report: Savvy Tokyo Launch Party

After being a part of Tokyo's virtual landscape for a few months, Savvy had its official launch party on December 5 at Mercedes-Benz Connection. It...

By The Savvy Team
December 9, 2013 | Lifestyle

Chocolatier Erica, Shirokanedai

For a stretch of roughly 800 meters in Shirokanedai, Gaien-Nishi Dori is nicknamed Platinum Street, or Platina Dori, a charming avenue lined with gingko trees,...

By Dinasha Cellura
December 9, 2013 | Food & Drink

Savvy in December

Is it just us, or has this year has gone by in the blink of an eye? We can hardly believe it’s already December, but...

By savvyAdmin
December 6, 2013 | Newsletter post

Holiday Party Style

The year is winding down and we’ll soon be saying "sayonara" to 2013, but before we send off the year of the snake we have...

By Chanyn Kirtman
December 6, 2013 | Fashion

Okinawa’s Most Breathtaking Sunsets

If luck is something that is distributed equally to us all, I probably used all mine up on the day I was born in Okinawa....

By Ryoko Kokuba
December 5, 2013 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Qlocktwo Timepieces Come to Tokyo

Qlocktwo, an award-winning series of clocks and watches, has made its first entry into the Japanese market. While digital clocks were originally designed to make...

By Kelly Wetherille
December 4, 2013 | Lifestyle

LaPlage, Meguro

In a secluded, cozy room, LaPlage offers you an experience much like visiting a close friend’s house. The salon, run by one therapist and also...

By Apryl Peredo
December 3, 2013 | Health & Beauty

Christmas and New Year in Tokyo for Families

Spending Christmas and the New Year holidays with your family in Tokyo can be a lot of fun. There are numerous places adorned with beautiful...

By Tokyo Mothers Group
December 2, 2013 | Lifestyle, Seasonal Trends

Robot Restaurant, Kabukicho

By now, pretty much everyone has heard of the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku, but not necessarily everyone has seen the place firsthand. If you're one...

By Kelly Wetherille
November 29, 2013 | Food & Drink, Lifestyle

Three of Tokyo’s Best Winter Illuminations

In Japan, you know Christmas is getting closer when illumination displays and festivals start lighting up the country. While some illuminations are now massive events...

By Elisabeth Lambert
November 29, 2013 | Lifestyle

Tokyo Midtown Christmas with the Kids

The holiday season is here and the lights are shining brightly. From tree-lined streets draped in twinkling décor to Christmas themed markets, Tokyo is filled...

By Chanyn Kirtman
November 28, 2013 | Families, Lifestyle

100 Yen Shop Craft: Holiday Wreath

As Western holidays become ever more popular in Japan, so too increases the merchandise geared toward such holidays. But even though Christmas trees and ornaments,...

By Kelly Wetherille
November 27, 2013 | Lifestyle