What the Tokyo Locals Do

This Week in Tokyo – 27 August 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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Hachiko promoting Heisei Saiko no Kohaku Uta Gassen

This Week in Tokyo – 1 January 2019

あけおめ ことよろ! Welcome to a special New Year’s edition of This Week in Tokyo. 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 by Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, who has been guiding across […]

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Pagebear, the Iconic Peninsula Hotel teddy bear outside Tokyo Peninsula

This Week in Tokyo and Kyoto – 25 December 2018

MERRY CHRISTMAS! A special festive edition of This Week in Tokyo and Kyoto. 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 by Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, who has been guiding […]

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Double Sharp in Fussa at the Ginza Shoueikai Art Matsuri 2018

Fun in Fussa at the Ginza Shoueikai Art Matsuri 2018

When we say everything is fully personalised at Maction Planet, we mean it. So when our guests Sophie and Sarah told us they wanted to do something art-related in a truly local environment, we delivered… at the Fussa Ginza Shoueikai Art Matsuri 2018.   Although Fussa is around 45 minutes by train from Shinjuku, it is actually […]

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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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Tokyo Halloween 2018

Tokyo Halloween 2018

On Wednesday 31 October and Saturday 27 October 2018, Maction Planet were in Shibuya for one of the world’s biggest street parties – Tokyo Halloween 2018!  Tokyo’s Halloween celebrations have come a long way from the dearly-departed Yamanote Line Halloween Party. The last few years have seen the scariest night of the year get bigger […]

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Yakatabune on Tokyo Bay

This Week in Tokyo – 25 September 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. Mac, […]

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Site to meeting of Saigo Takamori and Katsu Kaishu at Shoto-en

This Week in Tokyo – 11 September 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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Tsurumi Fireworks 2018 with train seen on a Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour

This Week in Tokyo – 21 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, hosted […]

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Cosplay at the 2018 Tsukiji Honganji Bon Odori

Our Favourite Cosplay from the Tsukiji Honganji Noryo Bon Odori Taikai 2018

Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, shares photos of his favourite cosplay from the Tsukiji Honganji Noryo Bon Odori Taikai 2018! Tsukiji Honganji (or Hongwanji, as the temple still likes using an archaic transliteration) is one of my favourite temples in the city. It belongs to the Jodo Shinshu sect of Buddhism. It […]

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