Sumo’s Grand Tournament Returns to Tokyo

In just a few short weeks the Sumo Grand Tournament will be back in Tokyo, with matches scheduled between September 14 and 28. Ticket sales...

By Amanda Andrews
September 3, 2014 | Lifestyle

Sponsored: Send Money Abroad with GoRemit

International money transfer can be, for lack of a better phrase, a bit of a hassle, especially if you have to do it often. Trying...

By The Savvy Team
September 1, 2014 | Lifestyle

Cupcake Delivery by Yumm Cupcakery

Tokyo has a reputation as something of a cupcake desert. There are a few go-to places to get your fix, but it takes some research...

By Amanda Taylor
September 1, 2014 | Food & Drink

Three Tides Tattoo, Jingumae

Tokyo may be notorious for its loud fashion and otaku culture, ranging from anime and manga enthusiasts to reki-jo (female history connoisseurs), but many locals...

By Leilani R. Gobaleza
August 26, 2014 | Lifestyle

The City Bakery, Hiroo

Maury Rubin, two-time Emmy Award-winning producer and director, took a six-day pastry course in 1986. This led to an obsession with pastry and, consequently, a...

By Megan Waters
August 25, 2014 | Food & Drink

Unusual Gourmet Burgers at Burger Mania

With white tiled walls, wood paneling, classic tiled flooring, and an open kitchen in the center, Burger Mania is a great place to while away...

By Megan Waters
August 22, 2014 | Food & Drink

Sapporo: The Savvy Insider’s Guide

Located on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, Sapporo is often portrayed as a cold, snowy and remote city most famous for the 1972 Winter Olympics...

By Sandra Mileo
August 21, 2014 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Otsukimi: A Family-Friendly Celebration of Japan’s Moon Viewing Tradition

Madness, werewolves, and vampire bats: just a few things that have nothing to do with the moon in Japan. While the West likes to link...

By WaNavi Japan
August 19, 2014 | Lifestyle

Kishi Clinica Femina, Ginza

Opened in April of this year, Kishi Clinica Femina offers personal and prompt treatment to women in a soothing, private and supportive environment. The director...

By Megan Waters
August 19, 2014 | Health & Beauty

Sunday Jam’s Mr. Men and Little Miss Cafe, Harajuku

Sunday Jam, the Hawaiian pancake house out of Zushi, is bringing you a blast from the past at its Harajuku branch with a Mr. Men...

By Amanda Taylor
August 18, 2014 | Food & Drink

Shanghai Tang Autumn-Winter Fashion Show and Lunch

Come September, the Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo will host an exclusive, one-time-only lunch and fashion show presenting Shanghai Tang's latest autumn-winter collection. With delicious food from...

By The Savvy Team
August 15, 2014 | Fashion

Babysitting Services in Japan

In a country that is trying to cling tightly to the traditional notions of home, family and motherhood, the demand in Japan for babysitting services...

By Megan Waters
August 14, 2014 | Families

Koenji Awa Odori: The Essence of Summer in Tokyo

It may be hard to remember the name of this festival, but you will never forget the amazing feeling when you see it for the...

By Amanda Andrews
August 13, 2014 | Japanese Culture, Lifestyle

Le Salon Jacques Borie, Shinjuku

No matter how deep our desires are to cultivate our taste buds, we travelers and expats know the feeling of wanting something familiar all too...

By Leilani R. Gobaleza
August 11, 2014 | Food & Drink

Toklyon Art Exhibit by Khwezi Strydom

For the first time in Japan, art lovers can check out the works of Khwezi Strydom at a special solo exhibition. The artist was born...

By The Savvy Team
August 6, 2014 | Art & Culture

Japanese Superfoods: Natto

It has been dubbed the “Japanese Vegemite” due to its pungent odor and particular acquired taste. However, unlike my motherland’s breakfast favorite, Vegemite, natto deserves...

By Luisa Heenan
August 5, 2014 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty