Rich Land, History and Culture in the Oki Islands

Spectacular views, horses and cows grazing in the distance, fascinating rock formations and delicious seafood are just some of the things you can find on...

By Bonnie Waycott
February 6, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Raw and Vegan Food at Rejuve, Iidabashi

"You are what you eat" is the motto of the raw and vegan restaurant Rejuve in Iidabashi. At first, this sounded a bit corny to...

By Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler
February 2, 2015 | Food & Drink

Sponsored Video: Life Well Travelled

"Life Well Travelled" is a new refreshing video campaign released by Cathay Pacific, with the core message being that traveling well is an important part...

By The Savvy Team
February 1, 2015 | Uncategorized

Honolulu: The Savvy Insider’s Guide

Due to its relative proximity and some cultural similarities, Hawaii is a popular destination for those traveling from Japan, but many people stick to the...

By Cheryl White
January 29, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Give Your Career a Boost with McGill MBA Japan

Have you ever thought of returning to university? Perhaps you are feeling trapped in your job and want to turn your domestic career into an...

By Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler
January 28, 2015 | Careers

Japanese Ways to Combat the Cold

As winter deepens, here are a few simple ideas borrowed from the Japanese to incorporate into your daily habits to help protect you from the...

By Kirsty Kawano
January 27, 2015 | Health & Beauty, Lifestyle

Traditional Craftsmanship Meets Modern Luxury with Natsume Japon

Getting an appointment with Olivier Le Lann is quite a challenge. The French-born fashion brand owner lives in Tokyo, but is basically never here. He...

By Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler
January 26, 2015 | Fashion

Meditate on Your Noodles at Ichiran Ramen

As a language student in Fukuoka prefecture in the 1990s, one of my regular hangouts was a discreet noodle bar called Ichiran Ramen. It was...

By Joanna Pearce
January 23, 2015 | Food & Drink

Okinawa in the Off Season

Okinawa in the winter months makes for an affordable getaway. Airfare and hotels are much cheaper, and the tourist attractions aren’t as crowded. The average...

By Teresa Ann Koide
January 22, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Five Cheap Ways to Get (and Stay) Fit in Tokyo

Fitness is all the rage lately, with specialized gyms and exercise studios multiplying at a seemingly exponential rate, and new hybrid programs being introduced all...

By Kelly Wetherille
January 20, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Spend a Night at Gatsby’s Mansion

Admit it. You were secretly (or, perhaps, not-so-secretly) jealous of Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio when you saw them dancing, drinking, and partying the night...

By The Savvy Team
January 19, 2015 | Lifestyle

Vegan Comfort Food at Hanada Rosso, Harajuku

If you are into health food or “healthy junk food” and you happen to be around Harajuku or Omotesando, look no further. The light and...

By Sandra Mileo
January 16, 2015 | Food & Drink

Yokohama’s Art Deco Walk

The Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 was devastating for the booming cities of Tokyo and Yokohama. In particular Yokohama, which had hitherto seen fabulous growth...

By Cheryl White
January 15, 2015 | Art & Culture, Out & About

Tokyo Traditional Crafts Fair

Starting next week, the Takashimaya Shinjuku store will be hosting the 58th Tokyo Traditional Crafts Fair, where visitors will be able to shop gorgeous, handmade...

By The Savvy Team
January 14, 2015 | Art & Culture

2015 TELL Lifeline Phone Counselor Training Program

TELL, one of Tokyo's longest-running and highest regarded non-profit support organizations, will be holding a training program for those interested in helping out in their...

By The Savvy Team
January 13, 2015 | Lifestyle