Spend a Night with Godzilla in Shinjuku

Last month, the Hotel Gracery in Shinjuku debuted a handful of new Godzilla-themed rooms, giving visitors to Tokyo the chance to experience a night like...

By Camille Perry
May 14, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Knife Shopping in Kappabashi

One of the most satisfying shopping trips in Tokyo would have to be to the area called Kappabashi, or Kitchen Town. Here the main street...

By Cheryl White
May 13, 2015 | Lifestyle

Going Paleo in Japan

With many celebrities, professional athletes and health food gurus advocating its benefits, the Paleo Diet is something you've probably heard a lot about recently....

By Luisa Heenan
May 12, 2015 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Recipe: Takenoko Gohan

Bamboo shoots are a staple of springtime in Japan, and going out to harvest them is a fun activity in itself. After cutting the fresh...

By Mariko Nakamura
May 11, 2015 | Food & Drink

Serene Sleep: Stay a Night in a Koyasan Temple

First appear the mist-shrouded mountains, regally rising from the horizon. Then your train races through a towering bamboo grove, each stalk the width of a...

By Jessamine McHugh
May 7, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Tokyo on Foot: Hidden Shinagawa

Shinagawa is a deceptive suburb. An urban commuter hub and entertainment area, it is also home to the Prince Hotel complexes and many apartment blocks....

By Cheryl White
May 6, 2015 | Lifestyle

Max Brenner, Hiroo: A Chocolate Lover’s Haven

When the first Max Brenner chocolate bars opened in Tokyo last year, there was, predictably, much fanfare and long lines of people waiting for their...

By Mia Moranza
May 4, 2015 | Food & Drink

Post a Letter Events Hit Tokyo

Here's something that may make even digital addicts will forget their smartphones and screens for an hour or two. The "Post a Letter" movement just...

By Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler
May 1, 2015 | Lifestyle

The Slow Life on Zamami Island, Okinawa

Have you ever wondered why people from Okinawa are among the longest-living on earth? Scientists can debate the suspected reasons until they're blue in the...

By Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler
April 30, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Japanese Cheat Sheet: Gardening

With Golden Week beginning, the weather looking fantastic, and Greenery Day just around the corner, it's a great time to head down to your local...

By The Savvy Team
April 29, 2015 | Lifestyle

Celebrating Mother’s Day the Healthy Way

Leading into what will be my first Mother’s Day as a mom myself, I want to gently guide my present buyer into some suitable and...

By Luisa Heenan
April 28, 2015 | Health & Beauty, Lifestyle

Get Your Cute Fix at One of Tokyo’s Rabbit Cafes

If you are not a cat person but would still like the chance to cuddle with a furry friend, do not despair. In 2011 (the...

By Camille Perry
April 27, 2015 | Food & Drink

Kaku 2 Pediatric Dentist

Visiting the dentist is not always an enjoyable experience for adults, and the thought of taking my two energetic toddlers for their dental checkups definitely...

By Alisa Kerr
April 24, 2015 | Families

Magnolia Bakery Pop-Up Shop in Shibuya

If you have a penchant for sugary baked goods in pastel colors and find yourself in the Shibuya area over the next couple of weeks,...

By The Savvy Team
April 23, 2015 | Food & Drink

Twenty-Four Hours in Kanazawa

From the moment you step off the train, it is clear how proud Kanazawa is of its new Shinkansen. Shinkansen cakes, Shinkansen crackers, and even...

By Jessamine McHugh
April 23, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About