This Week in Tokyo

Yushima Tenjin Shrine in Tokyo during Tanabata

This Week in Tokyo – 7 July 2020

It’s the return of multi-venue ‘This Week in Tokyo’! ‘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 adventures and read insights into our explorations as we get under the skin of the World’s Greatest Metropolis. […]

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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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Dog and puppy statue at Suitengu Shrine in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

This Week in Tokyo – 23 June 2020

Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, shares his adventures on his Maction-sanctioned socially-distanced walk around Suitengu on Saturday 20 June 2020 in this week’s ‘This Week in Tokyo’!  Suitengu (水天宮) is located in the heart of Tokyo’s Shitamachi old town right next to Suitengumae station, the Tokyo Metro station name after it. The shrine […]

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Geek Garage cycling shop in Nakameguro

This Week in Tokyo – 16 June 2020

Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, shares his adventures on his Maction-sanctioned socially-distanced walk around Nakameguro on Wednesday 10 June 2020 in this week’s ‘This Week in Tokyo’!  Nakameguro, the chic residential district in southwest Tokyo, is best known for the cherry trees that line the Meguro River. The neighbourhood turns into a […]

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キンシバイ St John's Wort in Sangenjaya, Tokyo

This Week in Tokyo – 9 June 2020

Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, shares his adventures on his Maction-sanctioned socially-distanced walk around Sangenjaya on Wednesday 3 June 2020 in this week’s ‘This Week in Tokyo’!  Located in Setagaya ward in south-west Tokyo, Sangenjaya means “three tea houses” in Japanese. Two popular Edo-era pilgrimage routes diverged at Sangenjaya and it became […]

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Blue Impulse (ブルーインパルス, Burū Inparusu), the aerobatic demonstration team of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), flies over Tokyo on 29 May 2020 to thank healthcare workers fighting the novel coronavirus COVID-19

This Week in Tokyo – 2 June 2020

Our Founder and Lead Guide, Mac, shares his adventures watching Blue Impulse in an aerobatic edition of ‘This Week in Tokyo’!  Featured image, Header image and below – Blue Impulse: This week’s socially-distanced Maction-sanctioned walk took me to Tokyo Station. This was the spot I chose to watch Blue Impulse’s flyover over central Tokyo on Friday 29 […]

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Bamboo Grove at Todoroki Valley (Todoroki Ravine)

This Week in Tokyo – 26 May 2020

Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, shares his adventures on his Maction-sanctioned socially-distanced walk around Todoroki in a greenery-filled edition of ‘This Week in Tokyo’!  In 2019 I guided, on average, for 10 hours per day, 6 days a week. From that perspective staying in, as all the Maction Planet team have been […]

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Walking Man I, 1960, Bronze, Collection Fondation Marguerite et Aimé Maeght, Saint-Paul de Vence

This Week in Tokyo – 19 May 2020

In this week’s ‘This Week in Tokyo’ we take a deep dive into the Maction Planet Archives, and beyond, and highlight Japan content to enjoy during self-isolation – for art lovers, rugby nuts, entrepreneurs, music fans and people persons! For the Art Lover Mac, our Founder and Lead Guide, has been writing about art since […]

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Meiji Jingu Torii Shrine Gate empty due to novel coronavirus COVID-19 on Saturday 9 May 2020

This Week in Tokyo – 12 May 2020

In this week’s ‘This Week in Tokyo’ Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, shares his adventures on his Maction-sanctioned socially-distanced walk around Harajuku!     In 2019 I guided, on average, for 10 hours per day, 6 days a week. From that perspective staying in, as all the Maction Planet team have been doing, […]

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Masahiko Suga, the Cat Man from Kyushu, returns to Tokyo! This Week in Tokyo Second Anniversary

This Week in Tokyo – 5 May 2020: Second Anniversary Celebration!

Welcome to the second anniversary edition of This Week in Tokyo. That’s right, it’s been two years since we first began a weekly roundup of the Maction Planet week that was and our look ahead to what’s coming up in and beyond the World’s Greatest Metropolis.  We like celebrating anniversaries at Maction Planet. In this […]

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