Festivals

This Month on Maction Planet – February 2024

February is typically the quietest month on Maction Planet in terms of tours, but that just means we’re at 80% capacity instead of 100% capacity! Of course, the remaining time is spent on the trip planning we have been commissioned to do for later in the year… and to prepare for Hanami season. What better […]

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This Week in Tokyo – 11 October 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 […]

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Jingu Stadium on 25 September 2022 - the night the Tokyo Yakult Swallows won the 2022 NPB Central League title

This Week in Tokyo – 27 September 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 […]

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Konishiki Hawaian Sumo Wrestler with Mac from Maction Planet and Kanpai Planet

This Week in Tokyo – 13 September 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 […]

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Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tours are back!

This Week in Tokyo – 16 August 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 […]

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Tsubakuro's 2000th Home Game

This Week in Tokyo, Kamakura and Kasumigaura – 9 August 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 […]

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Karasuyama Yamaage Matsuri 2022 - Mikoshi carrying

This Week in Tokyo, Karasuymama and Mashiko – 26 July 2022

It’s matsuri time! Many festivals in Japan take place in the summer – annual traditions, deifying the gods, pacifying the spirits, celebrating the seasons, marking historical events, asking for harvest protection, preventing or curing disease, transfers of power… whatever the reason they are often colourful affairs involving the local community and enjoyed by all. This […]

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Gion Matsuri 0222 in Kyoto

This Week in Kyoto, Nagoya and Tokyo – 19 July 2022

Think of this week’s ‘This Week in’ as a tap takeover by Kyoto, namely its world-famous Gion Matsuri. However, that’s not all that went on in Maction Planet’s week – we have some whisky-related action from Nagoya and Tokyo too! The Gion Matsuri (祇園祭) takes place annually during July in Kyoto and is one of the most famous festivals in […]

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Rice harvesting with Baba-san

This Week in Tokyo – 12 October 2021

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 […]

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Mac, Founder of Maction Planet and Kanpai Planet, in Tokyo

This Week in Tokyo – 4 May 2021

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 […]

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