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

Sky Restaurant 634: One of Tokyo’s Best-Kept Secrets

Even though it opened over three years ago and immediately shot to the top of most tourists' must-visit lists when coming to Japan, I only...

By Kelly Wetherille
September 25, 2015 | Food & Drink, Restaurant Review

Daikanyama Photo Fair 2015

One of Tokyo's biggest photography events of the year is back this week, with 20 galleries showing works at venues all across Daikanyama. In addition...

By The Savvy Team
September 23, 2015 | Art & Culture

Jill Stuart Brings a Beauty Party to New Harajuku Store

Later this week, Jill Stuart Beauty will open a new store in the Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku shopping center, but it won't be just another...

By The Savvy Team
September 15, 2015 | Health & Beauty

An Elegant Gourmet Experience at Chez Taka, Higashi Azabu

If I had to describe my food experience at Chez Taka in just two words, it would be elegantly sumptuous. Nestled in the quiet neighborhood...

By Ai Faithy Perez
September 11, 2015 | Food & Drink

Pay Attention to the “Emergency” Kanji

Early on a Sunday morning, I was rudely jolted out of my peaceful sleep by raging sirens. My lovely, unable-to-read-difficult-kanji partner had pressed the emergency...

By Ai Faithy Perez
September 9, 2015 | Lifestyle

Five Meditation Tips for Busy Tokyoites

Amongst the pulsing neon lights and the frantic pace of city life in Tokyo, it can be hard to find the zen that Japan introduced...

By Joanna Pearce
September 8, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Fashion’s Night Out Tokyo 2015

It's that time of year again, Tokyo fashionistas! Fashion's Night Out is just around the corner, and as always, it promises to be one of...

By The Savvy Team
September 4, 2015 | Fashion

Hiking Mt. Mitake’s Varied Scenery

Tired of spending your summers at overcrowded beaches or pools? Sometimes the best way to cool down in Japan during summer is to get out...

By Camille Perry
September 3, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Travel to Oz to Benefit Shine On Kids

Now is your chance to realize your childhood dreams of following the yellow brick road to the Emerald City. On September 26, the ballroom of...

By The Savvy Team
September 2, 2015 | Lifestyle

Five Top Japanese Beauty Products to Try in September

September marks the official beginning of autumn, which means a new season of trends and, eventually, cooler weather. It's a great time to start switching...

By Alisa Kerr
September 1, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Japanese Superfoods: Konjac

Konjac root has long been included in many Japanese weight loss diets for its near-zero calorie content and high fiber, so it’s no wonder that...

By Luisa Heenan
August 31, 2015 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty