Charles Spreckley - Writer in Tokyo

Charles Spreckley

I'm a writer in Tokyo, Japan

I speak English and Japanese

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About me

I arrived here many years ago as a journalist, and then took a long detour into the travel industry. I recently launched a new project, People Make Places, a multi-platform guide introducing Tokyo's best places through their human characters who imagined them – the chef of the restaurant, the curator of the gallery, and the barista of the coffee shop. It's also a way of returning to my roots as a writer, while at the same time taking my travel business in a new direction.

Plus I really do believe that people make places.

My Creations

  1. People Make Places

    20 February 2016

    People Make Places began as a guide book under a different brand. But in the process of making it, I started to fall a little bit in love with the people I was interviewing. So I reimagined the project around them and created People Make Places. We have a beautiful... continue reading (0, 1 image)