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This Week: Tokyo Area Events for Feb. 26 – Mar. 3, 2024

Looking for some family and pet-friendly Tokyo area events? Here's our list for this upcoming week. Enjoy early spring in an around Tokyo!

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Tokyo Tattoo: My First Time Getting Inked in Japan

Read on to learn about my first Tokyo tattoo experience, how I plan to navigate Japan with my ink and get some insight from a local artist.

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Laser Hair Removal in Japan

Considering laser hair removal in Japan? Here’s what to expect plus five English speaking salons in Tokyo!

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Unique Ways To Celebrate Strawberry Season in Tokyo 2024

Tokyoites and visitors alike can immerse themselves in the most unique ways to enjoy the strawberry season in Tokyo.

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This Week: Tokyo Area Events for February 19 – 25, 2024

Looking for something to do this coming week? Check out our compilation of the best of Tokyo area events. Have an awesome week ahead!

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A Guide to Secondhand Shopping in Tokyo

Here is how I make the most out of secondhand shopping in Tokyo to build up my wardrobe while saving money and reducing waste.

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Tokyo Fashion Subculture: Visual Kei

The popularity of the music genre, Visual Kei, went on to influence the start of a new fashion subculture with the same name.

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Japanese Plum Blossom Perfumes

Update your scent wardrobe with these sweet Japanese ume (plum) blossom perfumes. Read on to find your perfect early spring fragrance!

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This Week: Tokyo Area Events for Feb. 12 – 18, 2024

Celebrate the most romantic week of the year by heading to any of these Tokyo Area Events! Have a great week ahead.

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Valentine’s Day Do’s & Don’ts In Japan

Let's focus on what you can do to keep yourself happy and in a good head space during Valentine's Day in Japan!

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Tokyo Art Scene: Stirrings of Spring

Jumpstart spring with these Tokyo art exhibitions that feature dolls, auspicious motifs and stunning works.

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Ghibli-Inspired Date Ideas In and Around Tokyo

Here are eight perfect Ghibli-inspired date ideas for couples, friends or any Ghibli fans looking to try something new.

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This Week: Tokyo Area Events for Feb. 5 – 11, 2024

Stay updated on the latest events and festivals within the Greater Tokyo Area for couples, young families and girlfriends!

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Tokyo Chocolate Shops: 7 Best For Valentine’s and Beyond

Give the gift of chocolate this Valentine’s Day with a local twist! Check out these 7 Tokyo Chocolate Shops with great bean to bar products.

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100 Yen Shop Must Haves For DIY Nails

See our 12 recommendations for 100 yen shop must haves for DIY nails. Keep your nails looking fresh on a budget!

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Tokyo’s Best Fruit Picking Spots

Whether it's spring, summer, fall or winter, these Tokyo fruit picking farms are ready for customers to enjoy all year round.

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This Week: Tokyo Area Events for Jan. 29 – Feb. 4, 2024

In this week's events roundup, we handpicked gourmet festivals and illumination events to make the most out of winter in Tokyo.

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5 Healthy Restaurants in Azabudai Hills

Here are five healthy restaurants in the popular Azabudai Hills complex where you can dine on nutritious food that tastes great too.

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Tokyo Fashion Subculture: Decora

Decora fashion symbolizes everything Harajuku is known for. Read on to explore this Tokyo Fashion Subculture!

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5 Regional Miso in Japan: A Savvy Guide

While we tend to talk about miso in the singular, Japan has several regional varieties with their own flavors and production processes.

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This Week: Tokyo Area Events for Jan. 22 – 28

Winter is all about cozying up. From indulging in Japanese winter dishes like nabe, oden or ramen to stay warm, or bundling up and hitting the slopes at…

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Hafu: Dating As A ‘Half Japanese’ Woman In Japan

What it’s like to date in Japan—a halfie’s perspective.

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Rebecca Thorn’s Rise from Fish and Chips to General Manager of Hotel Indigo Tokyo Shibuya

Hailing from the North Island of New Zealand, Rebecca Thorn, the General Manager of Hotel Indigo Tokyo Shibuya, shares her captivating career story with us.

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5 Indoor Flowering Plants to Brighten Up Your Tokyo Winter

Turn your Tokyo home into a winter haven with indoor blooms! We’ve come up with a list of five flowering plants to adorn your Tokyo interiors and some…

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This Week: Tokyo Area Events for Jan. 15 – 21

Welcome to another week. If you're looking for cultural events to attend in Tokyo, we've got you covered. From the Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku to the Asian…

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Female Voices of Japan: 10 Multicultural and Half-Japanese Women Authors

It's no secret that Japanese authors have played a significant role in shaping Japan’s literary landscape. Yet, multicultural and “hafu” authors are often overlooked.

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Tokyo’s Top 10 Offbeat Museums

Tokyo is packed with informative if unusual museums. Our curated list of offbeat museums dives into unique cultural experiences that redefine the ordinary.

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This Week: Tokyo Area Events for Jan. 8 – 14

Welcome to the second week of January! Let's make the most out of the start of the year. We've rounded up some events that last until today like…

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5 Trending Japanese Makeup Looks for Winter 2024

From latte-inspired color palettes to perfect lipsticks that complement your skin tone, we have gathered five of the prettiest and most exciting Tokyo makeup trends to try for…

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Tokyo Art Scene: Curated Collections

From digital canvases and intricate book design to ground-breaking contemporary ceramics, this month we highlight a curated selection of impactful artists you need to know.

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Tokyo’s New Openings in 2024

Around Tokyo, excitement is building as the city anticipates the opening of newly built and renewed spaces for the new year.

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Traditional Games to Celebrate the New Year in Japan

Whether it’s your first time ringing in the new year in Japan or your 10th, we have a list of activities and traditional games to keep adults and…

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Letters from Japan: Goodbye 2023

Savvy Tokyo's resident "Love in Japan" columnist, Hilary Keyes, answers anonymous questions from readers on everything from dating in Japan to women’s health issues. Got a question you’d…

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How Did Women’s Empowerment Unfold in Japan in 2023?

From public failures to political strides, a wrap-up of the female experience in Japan, 2023.

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This New Year: Tokyo Area Events For Dec. 25, 2023-Jan. 7, 2024

Now that the bonenkai are (almost) over and the Christmas presents are unwrapped, so it's time to bid goodbye to anything work-related and get in the festive mood…

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Mizuhiki Art: The Beautiful Knots on Holiday Gifts

Learn how you can enjoy mizuhiki this Christmas and New Year’s in Japan.

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Tokyo Fashion Subculture: Lolita

In this series, we will be exploring all the fashion subcultures that have made Japan the fashion powerhouse it is today. The Lolita subculture is one that is…

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A Tokyo Dietitian’s Guide to Festive Feasting

Eat, drink and be merry with these expert tips on how to celebrate the holidays without sacrificing your health.

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This Week: Tokyo Area Events for Dec. 18 – 24

Happy Monday! Celebrate this new week by heading to several of the holiday themed events we've rounded up for you. From a cozy Christmas dinner to several Christmas…

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Top 5 Tokyo Fashion Trends This Winter 2023/2024

The weather may be gloomy, but your look doesn’t have to be.

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Yurie Collins Navigates Tokyo’s Comedy Scene with Wit and Creativity

Balancing life between New York and Japan, Yurie Collins reflects on the challenges of being a female comedian in a predominantly male scene.

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Tokyo’s Best Variety Shops to Visit This Holiday Season

Whether you’re on the hunt for a special gift or simply enjoy window shopping, this curated guide on Japanese variety shops will aid in finding that perfect present…

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This Week: Tokyo Area Events for Dec. 11 – 17

We're just a few weeks away from the end of the year so let's end it strong! This week, there's a stationary festival, antique market, musical performances and…

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5 Seasonal Getaways in Kanagawa Prefecture

Celebrate the holidays a stone’s throw away from Tokyo. From Christmas markets to stunning natural landscapes awash with fairy lights, here are five locations in Kanagawa that will…

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Tokyo Art Scene: Capturing Emotion Through Color

Explore exhibitions in Tokyo featuring famous artists showcasing expressive paintings that leave a lasting impression.

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Traditions and Trends at the Tokyo Food Summit 2023

Tokyo restaurants gathered to celebrate three days of Japanese cuisine by representing each of the 47 prefectures.

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Free Monthly Coding Workshops at Tokyo Coding Club

It's one thing to anticipate the future; it's another to actively shape it.

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This Week: Tokyo Area Events for Dec 4 – 10

You know the holiday season is approaching in Tokyo when Christmas markets begin popping up all over the city. This week, start getting into the holiday spirit with…

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