Culture

Medetaiyaki at Kabukiza

This Week in Tokyo – 11 December 2018

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. This week’s […]

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Tokyo Halloween 2018

Tokyo Halloween 2018

On Wednesday 31 October and Saturday 27 October 2018, Maction Planet were in Shibuya for one of the world’s biggest street parties – Tokyo Halloween 2018!  Tokyo’s Halloween celebrations have come a long way from the dearly-departed Yamanote Line Halloween Party. The last few years have seen the scariest night of the year get bigger […]

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Girl praying at Sensoji

This Week in Tokyo – 16 October 2018

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. This […]

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Tokyo ON tokyophonic.com logo

Maction Planet announces launch of Tokyo ON website

PRESS RELEASE: Maction Planet is excited to announce the launch of the Tokyo ON website, focusing on Japanese music and culture. Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 3rd 2018 – Maction Planet, which provides top-ranked fully customized private tours in Tokyo and beyond, is proud to announce the launch of the Tokyo ON website. In development for the […]

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Fans of the Tokyo Yakult Swallows Ema Votive Tablet

Believe it to achieve it: Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2018 Votive Tablets

Mac here. With the season just around the corner, the Tokyo Yakult Swallows Baseball Team recently dropped into the Meiji Jingu Shrine to wish for success in the 2018 season. A few days later I was there with guests uncovering evidence of their visit!   The Meiji Jingu Shrine gets thousands of visitors every day […]

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Sumo Ema seen on Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour

An Ode to Ema

Ema are small wooden votive tablets used by worshippers to write down their prayers, requests or gratitude and offer them up to the deities enshrined in the religious site. Ema provide a medium through which people can externalize and express their innermost fears and worries, and seek solace and support, ‘turning to the gods in times […]

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An Ode to Hinamatsuri

Hinamatsuri (雛祭り), literally the Doll Festival but commonly known as Girl’s Day, is held on March 3rd every year. It’s the day when families pray for and celebrate the happiness and prosperity of their girls. We take a look at the history, customs and foods surrounding this colourful day. The History of the Hinamatsuri Like […]

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Setsubun beans purchased on a Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour

An Ode to Setsubun

A big part of what makes life in Tokyo so vibrant and exciting is the four distinct seasons. Though Japan isn’t unique in this regard (despite what some may think!), each of the country’s four seasons does have plenty of highly unique things to offer, writes Dakota.   Spring, the period characterized by warmer weather, […]

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‘Roads of Arabia’ at the Tokyo National Museum

Mac here. I was honoured to be invited to the Roads of Arabia Exhibition press day at the Tokyo National Museum, held today.   The exhibition presents treasures from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which span over one million years from the Paleolithic to the 20th Century CE, for the first time in Japan. However, […]

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Sake preparation vat seen on a Tokyo Sake Shikomi Tour with Maction Planet

The Birth of Sake at Terada Honke

At Maction Planet we pride ourselves on the access we are able to give visitors to The World’s Greatest Metropolis. Our mission is to continually outdo the traditional, cookie-cutter tours and give people memories to last a lifetime – truly unique experiences that they will not be able to achieve anywhere else. That is exactly […]

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