This Week in Tokyo – 21 June 2022

Welcome to ‘This Week in Tokyo’, a review of the Maction Planet week that was and a look ahead to what’s coming up in the city. Hosted by Mac, our Founder and Lead Guide, you can check out photos from our tours and read insights into our explorations as we get under the skin of the […]

This Week in Tokyo – 14 June 2022: Rice planting in Tokyo

Welcome to ‘This Week in Tokyo’, a review of the Maction Planet week that was and a look ahead to what’s coming up in the city. Hosted by Mac, our Founder and Lead Guide, you can check out photos from our tours and read insights into our explorations as we get under the skin of the […]

This Week in Tokyo and Shuzenji – 7 June 2022

This week I spent most of my time in Tokyo, but the weekend took me to Shuzenji, coming back to Tokyo just in time for the start of rainy season! Top of the pops: Baseball season is in full swing, and by some miracle, my beloved Tokyo Yakult Swallows are in first place! Despite this […]

This Week in Tokyo – 31 May 2022

Welcome to ‘This Week in Tokyo’, a review of the Maction Planet week that was and a look ahead to what’s coming up in the city. Hosted by Mac, our Founder and Lead Guide, you can check out photos from our tours and read insights into our explorations as we get under the skin of the […]

This Week in Kagoshima – 24 May 2022

I’m back in Kagoshima after seven months, and it feels so good! This time, I was able to see much more of the prefecture itself, and my adventures in each location would be enough to fill an episode of ‘This Week in’ by themselves, with incredible experiences, delectable food and amazing people. I have had […]

Tokyo ON #079: Touching Base

We’re touching base with our fanbase so turn up the bass and come face-to-face with Episode #079 of Tokyo ON! With concerts, festivals, sports and travel back on the schedule, it seems Japan is finally opening up again, so we take the opportunity to check back in with the sounds of the world’s greatest metropolis […]

This Week in Yakushima – 17 May 2022

This week I headed to Yakushima, an island in southern Kyushu, 135 km from Kagoshima City, famous for its mountains, ancient cedar forests and wildlife. The various ecosystems which exist at different altitudes make Yakushima unique. Each has its own vegetation and landscape which is internationally renowned. In fact, Yakushima was officially registered as Japan’s […]

This Week in Akita and Aomori – 10 May 2022

This week, I travelled around Akita and Aomori, checking out some of the amazing sites, culture, people and stories that lie at the heart of these incredible prefectures. Cape Shiosezaki is a wave-cut terrace that has protruded from the ocean somewhat. The lapilli tuff resulting from volcanic activity about 30 million years ago has been […]

This Week in Tokyo – 3 May 2022: Fourth Anniversary Celebration!

Welcome to the fourth-anniversary edition of This Week in Tokyo. That’s right, it’s been four years since we first began a weekly roundup of the Maction Planet week that was and our look ahead to what’s coming up in and beyond the World’s Greatest Metropolis.  We like celebrating anniversaries at Maction Planet. In this week’s edition, […]