Sake

Outside NEOLD Private House , Yoshino,, Nara, Japan

NEOLD Private House

I’ve visited 108 countries, and I’ve experienced all sorts of accommodation options on my travels. Sometimes, one of them affects me so much that I need to share it with the world. That’s what happened when I stayed at at NEOLD Private House in Yoshino. Tucked away in the mountains of Yoshino, NEOLD can only […]

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Sakuragaoka in Shibuya

This Week in Tokyo – 5 April 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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Joshinji Temple in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

This Week in Tokyo – 29 March 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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Plum Blossoms in Full Bloom at Okurayama Park

This Week in Tokyo – 8 March 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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Making Sake on Sado - exclsuive series on Kanpai Planet YouTube

This Week in Tokyo – 1 March 2022

A special edition of This Week in Tokyo, as we unveil a special Kanpai Planet event: Making Sake on Sado  In July 2021 I spent one week making Japanese sake in Nishimikawa, in the south west of Sado Island – at Gakkogura.  Gakkogura is a brewery school run by Obata Shuzo, which is one of […]

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Trash Taste Cooking Special Reaction Video on YouTube

This Week in Tokyo – 25 January 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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Chichiby Matsuri Mikoshi with Shirokuma Beer

This Week in Chichibu – 7 December 2021

Once again, two of my worlds – Maction Planet and Kanpai Planet – collided this week as I was invited by the Saitama Prefectural Tourism Board to consult on some drinks-related tourism projects in Chichibu. Chichibu is a city northwest of Tokyo, in Japan. It’s known for the Chichibu Kannon Pilgrimage route, which links 34 temples across […]

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Dog posing for photo in Tokyo

This Week in Tokyo – 5 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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Henmi Shuzo on Sado Island

This Week on Sado Island – 27 July 2021

We’re back on Sado Island! This week we’ll be focusing on the fabulous food and delectable drink found on this wonderful island. Featured image – Henmi Shuzo: Henmi Shuzo is the smallest of Sado’s five sake breweries. It was established around the time of the Meiji Restoration (1868). Their two main brands are Shinryo and […]

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Loki from Disney+ and Marvel in Shibuya. Tokyo

This Week in Tokyo – 22 June 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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