Cool Down at Toshimaen Amusement Park

Everybody knows how hot the Japanese summer can be, but the upside to this is that there are some very fun ways to cool down....

By Camille Perry
July 29, 2015 | Families, Lifestyle

Dine with Alice in Shibuya’s Very Own Wonderland

Stepping into the Alice in a Dancing Land restaurant in Shibuya is like riding a merry-go-round of delight. You will be greeted by one of...

By Joanna Pearce
July 27, 2015 | Food & Drink

An Elegant Evening at Le Bar á Vin 52, Azabu Juban

Looking for a new place for that special date night rendezvous? Le Bar á Vin 52 on the main street of the Azabu Juban is...

By Cheryl White
July 24, 2015 | Food & Drink

See Hawaii with Your Taste Buds

You'd be forgiven for thinking that eating out in Honolulu was all ranch dressing and fries on the side. Most major food chains are represented...

By Cheryl White
July 23, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Easy Tips for Wearing a Yukata

Japan's summer festival season has just started and it's time to pull out your yukata again! In Tokyo, fireworks festivals are happening almost every weekend...

By Jody Pang
July 22, 2015 | Fashion, Lifestyle

Scuba Diving Excursions with Discovery Divers Tokyo

With summer in full swing, now is a great time to head to the beach or even better, into the water. Japan is surrounded by...

By Bonnie Waycott
July 21, 2015 | Lifestyle

A Breakfast to Luxuriate Over at the Imperial Hotel

Anyone who has ever tried getting a meal in Tokyo before 11 a.m. knows that our city’s breakfast culture is nearly nonexistent compared to that...

By Kelly Wetherille
July 17, 2015 | Food & Drink

Do Fukuoka Like a Local

Fukuoka is rapidly emerging as one of the most exciting holiday destinations of 2015: a buzzing art scene, a full nightscape of Michelin stars, world-renowned...

By Jessamine McHugh
July 16, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Sponsored: Cathay Pacific’s New Lounge at Haneda Airport

Last December, Cathay Pacific became the first non-Japanese carrier to open a lounge in the international terminal of Haneda Airport. With a sleek yet soothing...

By The Savvy Team
July 13, 2015 | Uncategorized

The Magic of Mos Burger

MOS Burger is the second largest fast-food chain in Japan and holds a special place in the heart of many people. The founder, Satoshi Sakurada,...

By Joanna Pearce
July 13, 2015 | Food & Drink

Yakushima: Where the Forest Meets the Sea

The circular island of Yakushima lies off the coast of Kagoshima prefecture in southern Japan. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, its spectacular green forests and...

By Bonnie Waycott
July 9, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Treasure Hunting at Tokyo’s Best Antique and Flea Markets

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, goes an old English saying. In Tokyo this truism is alive and well in the numerous flea markets...

By Cheryl White
July 8, 2015 | Lifestyle

Recipe: Japanese Tofu and Vegetable Chowder

Kencho-jiru is a soup that is a typical example of Japanese home cooking, but in fact it is also a Buddhist "shojin ryori" dish that...

By Mariko Nakamura
July 6, 2015 | Food & Drink

Cocktails and Sushi at Andaz Tokyo

When you look out from the 52nd floor of the Andaz Tokyo hotel at the top of Toranomon Hills, your heart skips a beat. You...

By Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler
July 3, 2015 | Food & Drink

A Beginner’s Guide to Harajuku’s Lolita Fashion

The world of a Japanese Lolita girl is an alluring and yet mysterious one. For those of us with an interest in finding out more...

By Joanna Pearce
July 3, 2015 | Fashion

Day Trip Around the World at Tobu World Square

In the mountains of Tochigi prefecture there is a extraordinary treasure. Surrounded by lush greenery is a miniature world theme park where 100 of the...

By Camille Perry
July 2, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About