What the Tokyo Locals Do

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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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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A world of wonder - TeamLab Planets enjoyed on a Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour

This Week in Tokyo – 7 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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Man taking photo of crow in Meiji Jingu seen on a Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour

This Week in Tokyo – 24 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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Yasukuni Shrine Mitama Festival visited on a Tokyo Private Tour

This Week in Tokyo – 17 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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Shibuya Crossing picture-in-picture seen on a Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour

This Week in Tokyo – 19 June 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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Sumo Ema seen on Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour

An Ode to Ema: The History of Japan’s Votive Tablets

Ema are small wooden votive tablets used by worshippers to write down their prayers, requests or gratitude and offer them up to the deities enshrined in the religious site. Ema provide a medium through which people can externalize and express their innermost fears and worries, and seek solace and support, ‘turning to the gods in times […]

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Mac, Founder of Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tours with Omnipollo co-founders Henok Fentie and Karl Grandin.

Omnipollo: Turning Beer into Conceptual Art

Last night Tokyo beers lovers were treated with the chance to meet Henok and Karl from Omnipollo at “Bottle Shop Event Vol.14: KARL GRANDIN ART SHOW”. Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, was in attendance. Omnipollo was founded in 2011 by home-brewer-turned-pro Henok Fentie, and designer and Cheap Monday co-founder Karl Grandin. The […]

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hotel koé, Shibuya, Tokyo

Hotel Koé Opening Party

‘hotel koé’, a new concept hotel in Shibuya, opened its doors on 9 February. To celebrate, they held a special opening party. Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, was in attendance!     ‘hotel koé’ is the first such project for lifestyle brand koé, whose slogan is ‘New Basic for New Culture’. Beginning in […]

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