Places to visit

Inarin, the mascot of Toyokoawa Inari Tokyo Betsuin in Akasaka, Tokyo

This Week in Tokyo – 30 June 2020

Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, shares his adventures on his Maction-sanctioned socially-distanced walk around Toyokawa Inari Tokyo Betsuin on Monday 29 June 2020 in this week’s ‘This Week in Tokyo’!  Toyokawa Inari Tokyo Betsuin (豊川稲荷東京別院) is a Buddhist temple of the Soto Zen sect, which enshrines Toyokawa Dakini-shinten, also identified as the […]

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Beat jet lag like a pro as you fly to Tokyo for your Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour

Conquering Jet Lag like a Pro

Jet lag – the arch-nemesis of travel. Mac, Founder of Maction Planet, has travelled to over 100 countries. Straight from an expert traveller, here are several tried-and-tested tips to make sure you hit the ground running in The World’s Greatest Metropolis, and beyond. I’ve been fortunate enough to go round-the-world 13 times. It has taken […]

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Digital Vegetables: Bringing Light and Sound Cool to Cabbages and Carrots

There are many reasons why we describe Tokyo as The World’s Greatest Metropolis. Until 5th November, one of them is the presence of a large LED Greenhouse in Tokyo Midtown Grass Square in Roppongi. But, in true Tokyo fashion, this is like no greenhouse you have ever visited… The brainchild of Tokyo and New York […]

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Showa Gentokan visited on a Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour

10 Tokyo Museums Odder than the Cup Noodle Museum

The August edition of British Airways’ Highlife Magazine has a feature about the world’s oddest museums. Japan is represented by The Cup Noodle Museum in Yokohama. While we don’t doubt that some people may find that fairly odd, here are 10 museums which we would argue are considerably odder. We use ‘odder’ here very affectionately, […]

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Jizo as seen on a Tokyo Photography Tour

Touring Mount Takao: The World’s Most Visited Mountain

Nothing makes our day more than receiving glowing customer feedback, and that is exactly what we recently got from our amazing guests, Hannah and Albert, after their return to Germany. Mac, Founder of Maction Planet, writes about the recent Tokyo Photography and Hiking Tour to Mount Takao. On Saturday (17 June), we hosted a full-day photo tour […]

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Hydrangea Mania

Today was a rare day off for the Maction Planet team, and we decided to spend it conducting some tourism! It really is in our DNA. So, off we went to Kamakura, one of our favourite ‘Beyond Tokyo‘ destinations, to see the Ajisai – Hydrangeas – at Meigetsu-in. As you can see from the photos, […]

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Maction Planet loves Yokohama

Mac, Founder of Maction Planet, waxes lyrical about how much he enjoys exploring Yokohama, Japan’s second city. Yokohama does not get nearly as much love as it should. I feel it is often overlooked as a day trip option from Tokyo, losing out to more popular destinations such as Kamakura or Nikko. This weekend I went […]

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Mt Takao

“Mega Shaved Ice”

Our hike to Mt Takao We could not have experienced more beautiful weather on our hike to Mt Takao today with Sarah, Rachel, Sam and Emma. We started off from Central Tokyo early, and chatted on the journey about their time in Tokyo, and how to get the most out of it. Originally our plan was […]

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