This Week in Tokyo

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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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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The Living Museum of Art, Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan

This Week in Tokyo – 23 November 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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Tokyo Yakult Swallows win the 2021 Central League Cilmax Series

This Week in Tokyo – 16 November 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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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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Sakurajima Yunohira Observatory

This Week in Kagoshima – 2 November 2021

It’s been a busy week crisscrossing the country. In this week’s edition of ‘This Week in’, I’m showcasing my productive four days in Kagoshima. I was there creating content for Kanpai Planet, our sister drinks-focused platform, as well as expanding the tour offering for visitors to Japan who want to go beyond the classic ‘Golden […]

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Kunisaki Shichitoui Omote Tatami Mats from Oita Prefecture Japan

This Week in Tokyo – 26 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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Nakamura Keith Haring Museum

This Week in Yamanashi and Nagano – 19 October 2021

This week, I was honoured to be invited to explore the drinking culture of Yamanashi and Nagano Prefectures as part of my consulting work related to our sister platform, Kanpai Planet. Around that, I got to experience world-class art, some of Japan’s most unique collections, chat with amazing people and much more. Selecting five photos […]

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Rice harvesting with Baba-san

This Week in Tokyo – 12 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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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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