Tokyo Food Tours

Ban Anime: Meta messages from the backstreets of Shibuya courtesy of @lushsux 

This Week in Tokyo – 11 February 2020

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. 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 week’s edition is hosted […]

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The Takamikura (Imperial Throne) used in the Sokuirei-Seiden-no-gi (Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Mejesty the Emperor at the Seiden)

This Week in Tokyo – 21 January 2020

Welcome to the third ‘This Week in Tokyo’ of the decade! ‘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 tours and read insights into our explorations as we get under the skin of the World’s […]

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Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet and Eric Billings, Manager of Special Foreign Events at In-N-Out Burger

In-N-Out Burger: Tokyo Pop-Up 2018

Could it be? A 4-hour In-N-Out Burger Tokyo Pop-Up? Dreams do come true. Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, was lucky enough to be there (dressed appropriately for the occasion) and presents a special edition of ‘What the Tokyo Locals Do’!  As my tour guests and friends know, when asked which is my favourite US […]

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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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Sake Day and the Sake Production Calendar

October 1st is National Sake Day here in Japan. To celebrate both this, and the launch of our Tokyo Sake Tastings and Tours, we take a look at the Sake calendar, starting with why Sake Day is on… err… Sake Day! October 1st is the traditional starting date of sake production in Japan. Since 1978, […]

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History of Kakigori: Amezake Kakigori enjoyed on a Maction Planet Tokyo Food Tour

An Ode to Kakigori

Kakigori. It’s just shaved ice, right? The simplest thing ever? As with almost everything in Japan, there is a lot more to it than meets the eye. Find out more as we take a look at the history of kakigori.  The history of kakigori, and ice desserts in general, at least that we currently know […]

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