12 episodes

The TokyoSpark podcast brings you interesting things to discover in Tokyo and Japanese culture. Our semi-sometimes episodes are based on our semi-sometimes issues that we publish for our members -- delivered directly to your inbox.Fun and interesting things about Tokyo and Japanese culture -- not politics, news, and other boring information. Just the good stuff. Hand-picked and delivered so you can make the most of Tokyo.

TokyoSpark Chad Thiele

    • Places & Travel

The TokyoSpark podcast brings you interesting things to discover in Tokyo and Japanese culture. Our semi-sometimes episodes are based on our semi-sometimes issues that we publish for our members -- delivered directly to your inbox.Fun and interesting things about Tokyo and Japanese culture -- not politics, news, and other boring information. Just the good stuff. Hand-picked and delivered so you can make the most of Tokyo.

    TS0012: Historical Account of Edo Period Noodles and Japan’s First Floating Hotel

    TS0012: Historical Account of Edo Period Noodles and Japan’s First Floating Hotel

    ⭐️ https://tokyospark.com/issue/november-21-2020/In this issue, we bring you a historical account of what Japanese noodles were like in the 17th century Tokyo (then called Edo), Japan’s first floating hotel, Toranomon activities, excellent craft beer,...

    • 4 min
    TS0011: Outsider's View of Japanese Culinary Rules and Yakiniku vs Shabu-Shabu

    TS0011: Outsider's View of Japanese Culinary Rules and Yakiniku vs Shabu-Shabu

    ⭐️  https://tokyospark.com/issue/november-18-2020/In this issue, we bring you an outsiders view of Japanese cuisine, yakiniku versus shabu-shabu, a cool little americana town in Iruma, castles in Chiba, and capsule co-working spaces.1. An Outsider’s...

    • 4 min
    TS0010: 3 Hot New Restaurants in Shibuya & a Tohoku Earthquake Museum

    TS0010: 3 Hot New Restaurants in Shibuya & a Tohoku Earthquake Museum

    ⭐ https://tokyospark.com/issue/november-15-2020/1. Three Hot New Restaurants Open in ShibuyaTokyo has so many restaurants it’s crazy… and yet, when a new restaurant opens it should be on your “to check out” list. Especially if they are inside the Gems...

    • 3 min
    TS0009: Hybrid VR Games, a Wolfman Barber, and the World’s Largest Starbucks

    TS0009: Hybrid VR Games, a Wolfman Barber, and the World’s Largest Starbucks

    ⭐Show notes ▶ https://tokyospark.com/issue/november-7-2020/In this issue, we’re bringing you a place where you can find interesting hybrid VR games, a man’s man of a barbershop, a historic temple with a view, and the world’s largest Starbucks!1....

    • 9 min
    TS0008: Unique Museums, Legendary Cuisine, and Cityscape Sunsets Atop Tokyo

    TS0008: Unique Museums, Legendary Cuisine, and Cityscape Sunsets Atop Tokyo

    ⭐ Show notes ▶ https://tokyospark.com/issue/november-1-2020/1. Explore Some Particularly Unique MuseumsTokyo, and Japan for that matter, is home to museums showcasing a range of art and temporary exhibits. From the Mori Art Museum to the Taro Okamoto...

    • 8 min
    TS0006: Discover Miso, Virtual Old Tokyo, and Coffee + Art

    TS0006: Discover Miso, Virtual Old Tokyo, and Coffee + Art

    ⭐ Show notes >> https://tokyospark.com/issue/october-19-2020/1. Discover Endless Ways to Use Miso (Yes, soybean paste)This isn’t an article about Japanese food in Japan, but a fun read about miso — the soybean paste ingredient found in so many...

    • 7 min

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