Matsue: An Underrated Culture Destination

To experience traditional Japan, sometimes you need to leave the city. Considered the second least populated prefecture in the country, Shimane is often bypassed by...

By Suzanne Bhagan
May 21, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About

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

Shoe Shopping in Japan: The Size Conundrum

OK ladies, so you're in Japan and already inspired by the myriad of amazing fashions you see every day, and now you need new shoes....

By Kelly Wetherille
January 24, 2014 | Fashion

Buying Natural and Organic Foods in Japan

More and more, our foods and personal products are becoming tainted with strange ingredients and preservatives, which are difficult to pronounce even in English. Throw...

By Luisa Heenan
December 17, 2013 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Easy Japanese for Going to the Doctor

In our last article we studied some Japanese for emergency health issues. In this issue, you’ll learn some useful phrases and vocabulary for visiting a...

By Asuka Naito
November 20, 2013 | Lifestyle

Join the Savvy Team!

Hello, Savvy Tokyoites, and welcome to our latest newsletter! This week, we are excited to announce that we are now hiring interns to work with...

By savvyAdmin
November 8, 2013 | Newsletter post

Five Free iPhone Apps for Foreigners in Tokyo

Japan is one of the most Smartphone-saturated countries in the world, and most of us gaijin are just as guilty of app addiction as our...

By Elisabeth Lambert
September 25, 2013 | Lifestyle

Matsuri Madness: Summer 2013

Summer in Japan brings with it many good things to distract you from the heat—pineapple flavored chu-hi, kakigori (snow cones), and fireworks, just to name...

By Elisabeth Lambert
July 17, 2013 | Families, Lifestyle