Your Tokyo & Japanese Culture Guide

Chad Thiele

Hi, I’m Chad Thiele. I’m the founder of TokyoSpark.

I’ve lived in Tokyo for the last 23 years and now share everything here. Learn more about me here.


Tokyo City Guide

I’m currently in the beginning phases of developing the Tokyo City Guide.

Which, if I’m being honest, will likely be a work in progress for quite a long time.

Tokyo has so much to offer, and it’s always changing. Meaning there’s always something new to introduce to you.

It’s already “done enough” to help you. But if you’ll pardon the occasional mistake, broken link, and lite content here and there, I’m working like mad to improve it every day.


Japanese Culture Guide

Then there’s the Japanese culture guide too. Mostly because there’s a darn good chance I’ll introduce you to something you may never have heard of.

So I’ll explain it to you.

This is things like mannerisms, what Japanese food is, train etiquette, questions and answers, and so much more.


Iconic Artwork of Japan

And then there is the art gallery.

I’m a digital artist and photographer. This section is where I’m publishing highly edited iconic photos/artwork of Japan, Tokyo, and Japanese culture.

Things you could order, download, and print easily at very large sizes to decorate your walls, use as screen wallpapers — and even create souvenirs to share with friends & family who want cool things from your travels to Japan.


Phew… that was a long sentence… Okay, I better get back to work. All that said, here are the last few things I’ve been working on lately.

What’s next?

I’m currently working on a guide to the best sushi in Shinjuku, as picked by local friends. You won’t want to miss it if you enjoy sushi.

—Chad