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Maction Planet captured this amazing Tokyo Halloween 2017 Video from Shibuya Hachiko and Centre Gai!

Tokyo Halloween 2017: The Video

Enjoy our video highlights of Tokyo Halloween 2017 straight from the heart of The World’s Greatest Metropolis!  Shibuya hosted one of the world’s biggest street parties on Tuesday 31 October 2017. Everyone from Shibuya Girls to Salarymen to University Students to Families to Visitors to Tokyo descended on the Hachiko Crossing, Centre Gai and pretty much […]

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Tokyo Halloween: 31 October 2017

Tonight, we were once again in the thick of it on Centre Gai in the heart of Shibuya with guests on a Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour checking out the unofficial Tokyo Halloween Street Party on All Hallow’s Eve itself! If you couldn’t be there, then don’t worry. As always, Maction Planet has you covered for all […]

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Scary Police seen on a Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour

Tokyo Halloween 2017

Maction Planet were in Shibuya tonight for one of the biggest parties in Tokyo – Halloween!  Once upon a time, Tokyo Halloween could only be enjoyed in a few bars and clubs, and only ex-patriates cared about it (see the fabled and now gone Yamanote Line Halloween Party). Now, things could not be more different. The […]

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A Brief History of Japan’s Railways

Here at Maction Planet we believe, like many, that Japanese trains are the best in the world. When better to wax lyrical about their greatness than today. 14 October is Railway Day – Tetsudo no hi (鉄道の日) – in Japan. We celebrate with a look at the history of the world’s greatest railway network. Whether […]

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Rachel Leng preparing for the Shingawa Shukuba Matsuri, watched on a Backstreets of Tokyo Tour

Mac on Tokyo: Rachel Leng on her Oiran Transformation

On 23rd September 2017 Rachel Leng became the first non-Japanese person to participate as an Oiran in the 27th Annual Shinagawa Shukuba Festival. We featured her in a ‘Mac on Tokyo’ interview before the parade, in which she discussed her selection and the preparation and training involved. We met up with her again to find […]

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Hara Museum Photosynthesis as seen on a Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour

Photosynthesis: Keiichi Tahara with Min Tanaka at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art

The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art’s latest exhibition, ‘Keiichi Tahara: Photosynthesis with Min Tanaka’, has been running since 9 September 2017. Mac, Founder of Maction Planet, has already led several Tokyo Art Tours which incorporate this incredible show. Here he shares his thoughts on this outstanding collaboration, and the unique venue which is hosting it. […]

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Mac on Tokyo: Shun Wang

Shun Wang (王 順)  is a master Chinese Ink Painter and Calligrapher. Hailing from Shenyang, Liaoning Province, he is holding his first exhibition in Tokyo from 5-8 October 2017. Mac, Founder of Maction Planet, caught up with him to find out more about his work and the man behind it. Maction Planet: Hi Shun. Welcome […]

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Ninguen by Atsuya Tominaga as seen on a Tokyo Art Tour

Atsuya Tominaga’s Ninguen in Tokyo

As Mac, our founder, was emailing guests to plan their Tokyo Art Tour with Maction Planet, he discovered that they had actually previously participated hands-on in a work orchestrated by Japanese artist Atsuya Tominaga (富永敦也)! They were overjoyed to find out that Tominaga-san has an exhibition in Tokyo right now at the Ippodo Gallery in […]

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Kichijoji Aki Matsuri taken on a Maction Planet Tokyo Photography Tour

Experiencing the 45th Kichijoji Aki Matsuri

The latest video on the Maction Planet YouTube Channel comes from the Kichijoji Aki Matsuri, which we attended with Antonella as part of a day of street photography and amazing food in the Backstreets of Tokyo. Here’s some background to our amazing day. Sunday 10th September 2017 was the climax of the 45th Kichijoji Aki […]

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In This Corner of the World, favourite film of the Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour team

In This Corner of the World

‘In This Corner of the World’, the most important film to come out of Japan in 2016, gets its domestic DVD and Blu-ray release today. We take a detailed look at this anime classic. Our guests regularly ask us, either before, during or after their visit to The World’s Greatest Metropolis, for advice on what […]

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