Foodie Tokyo

Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, drinking with a geisha in Gion, Kyoto

This Week in Tokyo, Hakone and Kyoto – 21 May 2019

The latest edition of This Week in Tokyo, Hakone and Kyoto – 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 […]

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Mac, Stuart Zaro and Keri Zaro at Meiji Jingu stadium

This Week in Tokyo – 7 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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Edo Boulevardier: Tokyo locals in traditional dress walking toward Tokyo University of the Arts

This Week in Tokyo – 19 March 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 of Maction Planet and Maction Planet Resident DJ Royce Leong with Okawara Kentaro

This Week in Tokyo – 12 March 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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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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Arigato Sakuragaoka from Art Photo Tokyo

This Week in Tokyo – 4 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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Happy Birthday Doraemon, the robot cat from the future, born on 3 September 2112

This Week in Tokyo – 4 September 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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Yukiko Harada and Mac celebrate the opening of OnJapan CAFE &

New ONJapan CAFÉ Opening Party

OnJapan CAFÉ, one of our favourite venues in Tokyo, has moved! Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, was invited to the New ‘OnJapan CAFÉ &’ Opening Party. He gives us the inside scoop as to why the new location is Harajuku’s loss and Oku-Shibu’s gain. Managed by Yukiko Harada, the original OnJapan CAFÉ […]

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DIY tonkotsu ramen as can be eaten on a Maction Planet Tokyo Food Tour

Ramen at Home: The Cookbook that redefines DIY Japan Soul Food

Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, reviews the latest ramen cookbook to drop. He finds, like the bowl itself, that there is more to it than meets the eye…  Brian MacDuckston is without a doubt one of the world’s leading experts on ramen. Having run his ramen blog Ramen Adventures for almost a […]

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An Ode to Tonkatsu

Tonkatsu. It’s just fried pork cutlet, right? The simplest thing ever, and basically a schnitzel? As with almost everything in Japan, there is a lot more to it than meets the eye. Tonkatsu was first served in Japan around the turn of the 20th century when Japanese restaurants began to offer more western-style food, known […]

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