Kyoto

Toji Temple Pagoda Cherry Vlossom Lightup 2022

This Week in Kyoto – 19 April 2022

Konnichiwa from Kyoto! This week, I’ve been mostly enjoying the Cherry Blossoms in Japan’s former capital. What’s that you say? Cherry Blossom season is over? Check out these photos and decide for yourself. The association between Cherry Blossom season and the Somei Yoshino varietal is so strong that to many people hanami – flower viewing […]

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This Week in Awaji Island, Akashi, Osaka, Horyuji, Nara and Kyoto – 27 October 2020

Mac’s been busy! He has spent the last week travelling around the Kansai region. We’ll hand over to him to share some highlights of his time there. As he is undoubtedly going to say somewhere in this post, “We continue…” I have spent a significant part of the last week thinking about how to present […]

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Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, with the Cohn and Frank families, and Kosuke, on a Maction Planet Kyoto Day trip

This Week in Tokyo, Kyoto, Makuhari and Yokohama – 14 January 2020

Welcome to the second ‘This Week in Tokyo’ of the decade! ‘This Week in Tokyo’ is a review of the Maction Planet week that was and a look ahead to what’s coming up in the city. Check out photos from our tours and read insights into our explorations as we get under the skin of the World’s […]

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Mac, Marci and Ryan at Tiffany Cafe in Tokyo

This Week in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Nagoya -16 July 2019

Mac here. What a week! I’ve been guiding on average for 14 hours per day all across Japan. It has been so jam-packed that the five photos which we usually feature in each installment of ‘This Week in Tokyo’ will not cut it. This edition expands to include images from our expolartions in Kyoto, Osaka […]

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LA(M) Train: The Bradford Family and Mac of Maction Planet at Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto

This Week in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara and Hiroshima -11 June 2019

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

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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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Ethereal Miyajima in Hiroshima

This Week in Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima – 5 February 2019

The latest edition of This Week in Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima – a review of the Maction Planet week that was and a look ahead to what’s coming up across Japan. 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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Inoshishi wild boar ema votive tablet at Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto

This Week in Tokyo and Kyoto – 8 January 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR! A special New Year 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, our Founder and Lead Guide, who has been guiding across […]

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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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Tokyo Yakult Swallows achieve second place in Central League in 2018

This Week in Tokyo – 9 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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