Beyond Tokyo

Shuganegi Sado Island Corner House

This Week on Sado Island – 20 July 2021

This week, we’re on Sado Island! Sado Island covers an area of 854.76 km2 and is the largest island off the coast of Honshu, the main island of Japan. The primary gateway is by ferry from Niigata. Choosing 5 photos to represent my time here is impossible, as there is so much to see. do and […]

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Kyushu

What next after Tokyo? Kyushu!

Many of our Maction Planet tour guests are already planning their return to Japan, and want to go further from Tokyo on their second trip to the Land of the Rising Sun. One option is to head south and discover the spectacular countryside of Kyushu island. Read on for tips, info and advice about one […]

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This Week in Awaji Island, Akashi, Osaka, Horyuji, Nara and Kyoto – 27 October 2020

Mac’s been busy! He has spent the last week travelling around the Kansai region. We’ll hand over to him to share some highlights of his time there. As he is undoubtedly going to say somewhere in this post, “We continue…” I have spent a significant part of the last week thinking about how to present […]

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Toki no Sumika

This Week in Tokyo and Gotemba – 24 December 2019

The latest edition of This Week in Tokyo – a review of the Maction Planet week that was and a look ahead to what’s coming up in and beyond the city. This week’s edition is hosted by Mac, our Founder and Lead Guide. Check out photos from our tours and read insights into our explorations […]

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This Week in Tokyo and Hakone – 12 November 2019

The latest  ‘This Week in Tokyo (and Hakone)’, the first Rugby-free edition for some time ! Enjoy our review of the Maction Planet week that was and a look ahead to what’s coming up in and beyond the city. Check out photos from our tours and read insights into our explorations as we get under the […]

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Hiyonoyama and Makkumaru rematch

This Week in Tokyo – 28 May 2019

The latest edition of This Week in Tokyo – a review of the Maction Planet week that was and a look ahead to what’s coming up in and beyond the city. Check out photos from our tours and read insights into our explorations as we get under the skin of the World’s Greatest Metropolis, and beyond. This […]

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Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, with the Baker Family outside Tokyo Station

This Week in Tokyo – 15 January 2019

The latest edition of This Week in Tokyo – a review of the Maction Planet week that was and a look ahead to what’s coming up in and beyond the city. Check out photos from our tours and read insights into our explorations as we get under the skin of the World’s Greatest Metropolis, and beyond. This […]

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Inoshishi wild boar ema votive tablet at Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto

This Week in Tokyo and Kyoto – 8 January 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR! A special New Year edition of This Week in Tokyo and Kyoto. Check out photos from our tours and read insights into our explorations as we get under the skin of the World’s Greatest Metropolis, and beyond. This week’s edition is hosted by Mac, our Founder and Lead Guide, who has been guiding across […]

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Pagebear, the Iconic Peninsula Hotel teddy bear outside Tokyo Peninsula

This Week in Tokyo and Kyoto – 25 December 2018

MERRY CHRISTMAS! A special festive edition of This Week in Tokyo and Kyoto. Check out photos from our tours and read insights into our explorations as we get under the skin of the World’s Greatest Metropolis, and beyond. This week’s edition is hosted by Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, who has been guiding […]

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Japan Folding Bike Tours outside Kyoto City Hall

Maction Planet partners with Japan Folding Bike Tours

PRESS RELEASE: Maction Planet is delighted to announce that they have been appointed on-the-ground coordinator for Japan Folding Bike Tours. Their partnership will begin in the lead up to their upcoming trip in Spring 2019. Alex Kent, Japanese translator, interpreter, and lover of all things Japan, will be leading a 2-week tour of Japan by […]

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