Tokyo Blooms

Shinobazu Pond in Ueno Park with Lotus Blooming seen on a Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour

This Week in Tokyo – 14 August 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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Statue of Liberty Odaiba seen on a Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour

This Week in Tokyo – 10 July 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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Sakura, Sakura, Sakura 2018 at the Yamantane Museum of Art

For the first time in six years the Yamatane Museum of Art is holding a special thematic exhibition showcasing many of their most famous Cherry Blossom-related works titled “Sakura, Sakura, Sakura 2018 – Flower Viewing at the Museum!”. Mac, Founder of Maction Planet, was at the Press Day for the show and guides us through […]

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Sun shines behind an ume plum blossom seen on a Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour

An Ode to Ume: Plum Blossom

Blossoms are one of Japan’s most iconic images. Though the sakura cherry blossoms are the most well known, they aren’t the only trees to produce beautiful flowers for a brief but lovely time. Dakota and Mac wax lyrical about the joys of ume – plum blossom. [All photos taken by Mac on his trusty Samsung […]

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Maction Planet x Shochu.Pro Hanami 2017: The Movie

Maction Planet x Shochu.Pro Hanami 2017: The Movie

On Sunday 2 April 2017, Maction Planet and Shochu.Pro held a Cherry Blossom party, a hanami, in Yoyogi Park. The event was a sell-out success. We had guests from all over the world enjoying draft craft beer from Baird Beer and a selection of 10 different shochus curated by shochu expert Christopher Pellegrini. The weather […]

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Floating Sakura, official image of the Maction Planet x Shochu Pro Hanami 2018

Maction Planet x Shochu.Pro Hanami 2018

Following the success of last year’s event, Maction Planet and Shochu.Pro are collaborating again to hold an exclusive hanami party to celebrate cherry blossom season in Tokyo. The party will be held in Yoyogi Park on Saturday 31 March 2018 from 12:00-16:00. Tickets to the event will include the following: Unlimited all-you-can-drink Shochu from a […]

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Mac, Founder of Maction Planet leads Chris Steele, Head of Online Retail at ROC on a Tokyo Private Tour

Mac on Tokyo: Chris Steele

Chris Steele is Head of Online Retail for ROC Jewellery, based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We spoke to him on the launch of their new Ginkgo Leaf Pendant, created from real gingko leaves, which has been inspired by the Japanese autumn and Maction Planet Radio’s Flagship Show, Tokyo ON!   Maction Planet: Hi Chris. Welcome […]

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10 Amazing Images of Autumn at Shinjuku Gyoen

We were out and about in Shinjuku on Sunday 19th November with Dave and Alicia, return visitors to Tokyo who wanted an in-depth experience exploring the backstreets of one of Tokyo’s most vibrant neighbourhoods and sampling some of the local food and drink delights during their Tokyo Private Tour. While not exactly a ‘hidden gem’ […]

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20 Photos of the Cosmos

No Filter, No Photoshop… just 20 amazing photos of the Cosmos taken by Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, on his trusty Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Injustice Edition, for those Otaku out there). Cosmos blooms in Japan signal the start of Autumn. A member of the sunflower family, they are one of the […]

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