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Kojima Shrine, the "Mont Saint-Michel of Japan", on Iki Island

This Week on Iki Island – 30 November 2021

Two of my worlds – Maction Planet and Kanpai Planet – collided this weekend as I was invited to consult on some Shochu-related tourism projects on Iki Island! Iki Island is part of Nagasaki Prefecture, but we got there by Jetfoil in 65 minutes from Bayside Place Hakata Wharf in Fukuoka City. You can also […]

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Sasebo Port at night

This Week in Tokyo – 9 November 2021

It’s been another cross-country week on Maction Planet. In this week’s edition of ‘This Week in’, I’m showcasing Sasebo in Nagasaki Prefecture. I was there on a travel consulting mission, to help improve the tourism offering in the area. If you’re reading this and we can help you and your region, get in touch! Sasebo (佐世保) is […]

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Sakura at Tokyo Midtown

This Week in Tokyo – 23 March 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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Maction Planet x Shochu Pro Cherry Blossom Party Hanami 2020 in Yoyogi Park

Maction Planet x Shochu.Pro Hanami 2020

DUE TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Maction Planet and Shochu.Pro are collaborating once again to hold an exclusive hanami party to celebrate cherry blossom season in Tokyo. The party will be held in Yoyogi Park on Sunday 29 March, 2020 from 12:00-16:00. Tickets to the event will include the […]

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Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa on 28 September 2019 during the match when Japan beat Ireland 19-12

This Week in Tokyo and Shizuoka – 1 October 2019

The latest edition of This Week in Tokyo (and Shizuoka) is dominated by Week 2 of Rugby World Cup 2019. Mac, our Founder and Lead Guide, was there to witness the Shock of Shizuoka as Japan beat Ireland in a cracking game of Rugby. Somehow he still managed to fit in making a 96 minute […]

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Mad Dog Jones and Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, at the opening of AFTERL-IFE WORLD at the Diesel Art Gallery in Shibuya

This Week in Tokyo – 3 September 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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Tokyo Cherry Blossom party: Maction Planet x Shochu.Pro Hanami 2019

Maction Planet x Shochu.Pro Hanami 2019

Maction Planet and Shochu.Pro are collaborating once again to hold an exclusive hanami (cherry blossom party) to celebrate sakura season in Tokyo. The party will be held in Yoyogi Park on Sunday 31 March 2019 from 12:00-16:00. Tickets to the event will include the following: Access to the Maction Planet x Shochu.Pro hanami: No need to […]

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Japanese whisky from the barrel: Kirin Fuji-Gotemba Whisky From the Barrel at Tokyo Whisky Festival 2018

This Week in Tokyo – 27 November 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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Otoko wa tsuraiyo: It's tough being a man with Tora-san impersonator at Tokyo ChaChaCha

This Week in Tokyo – 23 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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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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