Tokyo Fashion Week Spring 2016: Part 2

Tokyo's spring 2016 fashion week continues, with the middle two days bringing dark romanticism, Victorian influences, gorgeous draping, monotone simplicity, edgy menswear, and retro safari-inspired...

By The Savvy Team
October 16, 2015 | Fashion

Go Back in Time at Nihon Minkaen

It’s hard to believe that a short 30-minute train journey from Shinjuku station can take you so far back in time. Kawasaki’s Nihon Minkaen is...

By Cheryl White
October 15, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Tokyo Fashion Week Spring 2016: Part 1

After opening with a show by New York-based menswear designer Todd Snyder, the spring season of Tokyo fashion week was off. From elegant lace dresses...

By The Savvy Team
October 14, 2015 | Fashion

A French Afternoon Tea Fit for Gustave Eiffel

Afternoon tea is a very civilized ritual which has been almost forgotten in our busy world. Fortunately, the Grand Hyatt hotel in Roppongi has resurrected...

By Cheryl White
October 12, 2015 | Food & Drink

Artisan Shops and a Hammock Cafe at 2k540

2k540 Aki-Oka Artisan is an unusually named shopping precinct located fittingly 2.54 kilometers from Tokyo Station. This method of measuring distances out of Tokyo was...

By Cheryl White
October 7, 2015 | Art & Culture, Lifestyle

Five Top Japanese Beauty Products to Try in October

September may be the official start to autumn in Japan, but the temperatures usually don't really start to drop until October. This month is a...

By Alisa Kerr
October 6, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Join in the Tokyo Fashion Week Fun

Fashion season is upon us! Starting October 12 and running through the 17th, over 40 designers will be presenting runway shows, exhibitions and installations for...

By Chanyn Kirtman
October 2, 2015 | Fashion

All You Need to Know About Tokyo Public School PTAs

Parent Teacher Associations and their activities help bring school communities together and, as my local one did for me, can provide you with a safe...

By Kirsty Kawano
October 1, 2015 | Families

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