Beyond Tokyo

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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Giant Buddha with family from Chile on a Maction Tokyo Private Tour

When should we visit Tokyo?

Mac here. Amongst the many questions I receive from prospective visitors to The World’s Greatest Metropolis, one of the most common is “When should we visit Tokyo?”. There are plenty of webpages, blog posts and YouTube videos out there devoted to answering this. Almost all of them will come to the cliched conclusion that the […]

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Maction Planet features on TDR Now Podcast

Maction Planet are honoured to be featured in the latest episode of TDR Explorer’s podcast, TDR Now, which dropped today! TDR Explorer is the single best online resource for those planning a trip to any of the Asian Disney Parks and beyond. It is run by Christopher Nilghe. Born and bred in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, […]

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Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tours is the recommended Tokyo tour provider for guests on this trip

Travel to all the Disney Parks in Asia

Calling all Disney Fans! Our friends at TDR Explorer and Exclusive Travel Partners have designed an unbelievable 2-week exploration of all the Disney Parks in Asia (Tokyo Disney Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and Shanghai Disney Resort), blasting off in May 2018. Guests from all over the world are invited to join this magical excursion […]

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Tetsuya Kojima at BeerFes Yokohama 2017 on a Tokyo Craft Beer Tour

Mac on Tokyo: Tetsuya Kojima

Tetsuya Kojima is the Competition Manager of the International Beer Cup. Mac, Founder of Maction Planet and Lead Guide of our renowned Tokyo Craft Beer Tours, caught up with him at BeerFes Yokohama 2017 to discuss the craft beer scene in Japan. Maction Planet: Kojima-san, thank you so much for joining us. The International Beer […]

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Pikachus seen on a Maction Planet Yokohama Private Tour

Where do Pikachus go when they finish dancing?

At Maction Planet, we see it as our job – no, our calling – to answer the tough questions concerning Tokyo, The World’s Greatest Metropolis, and beyond.  In the past, we have addressed weighty subjects such as the origins of the names ‘Edo’ and ‘Tokyo’, brought you 10 of Tokyo’s oddest museums, spotlighted the history […]

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Mac from Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tours took this photo of Sakura on Edinburgh Castle

Japan in Edinburgh

Mac was recently invited to see Japan’s Ground Self-Defence Force Central Band perform in the Royal Military Tattoo in Edinburgh, the first time the country has participated. He shares his experience, talks more widely about what an amazing place Edinburgh is in August, discusses Japan at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and in the process makes […]

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