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Kokubunji: The Belly Button of Tokyo

Explore the delights of Kokubunji, the belly button of Tokyo, in the latest video on the Maction Planet YouTube channel I was invited to spend a day with the Kokubunji Tourism Association on Friday 17 January 2020 to share ideas and discuss ways they could grow visitor numbers to the area. Kokubunji is located on […]

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Japanese City Pop artists Natsu Summer

This Week in Tokyo – 21 April 2020

In this week’s ‘This Week in Tokyo’ Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, keeps us abreast of the Maction Planet comings and goings, or rather stayings! This week: Natsu Summer; Kichijoji is Alright; The Kaminarimon Lantern is back!; Yamatalk x Tokyo Taste Test and #SupportLocalBusinesses. Konnichiwa from Tokyo. Once again, our thoughts go out to all those who have […]

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The Ako Gishi Sai Festival and the 'story' of the 47 Ronin with the severed head of Lord Kira

The Ako Gishi Sai Festival and the ‘story’ of the 47 Ronin

On a sunny Saturday in December 2019, Mac embarked on a pilgrimage to Sengakuji Temple to pay his respects at the Ako Gishi Sai Festival of the 47 Ronin, the masterless samurai who embody the ultimate concept of loyalty… at least, that’s the story. We made a video of the festival! Learn more about this […]

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Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet Japan Private Tours, under Sakura in Mitsuike Park, Kanagawa

This Week in Tokyo and Yokohama – 24 March 2020

Welcome to ‘This Week in Tokyo’ (and Yokohama), a review of the Maction Planet week that was and a look ahead to what’s coming up in the city. You can 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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The Hole in the Wall British Public House in Nishi-Ogikubo - The Best Pies in Tokyo - Tokyo Taste Test #004

The Hole in the Wall – Tokyo Taste Test #004

The Best Pies in Tokyo? For many British expatriates living in Tokyo, the humble pie is particularly hard to come by in Japan, which is why a find like The Hole in the Wall is a godsend. Mac went to check it and made a video of his experiences.     The Hole In The Wall, situated […]

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Takanawa Gateway Station opening on 14 March 2020

Takanawa Gateway: Tokyo’s New JR Station

14 March 2020 marked the opening of a new train station on Tokyo’s iconic JR Yamanote Line: Takanawa Gateway. Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, was there to experience this historic day. On 14 March 2020, Takanawa Gateway Station opened between Shinagawa and Tamachi stations. It is the 30th stop on East Japan […]

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75th Anniversary of the 10 March 1945 Great Tokyo Air Raid

10 March 2020 marks the  75th anniversary of 1945 Great Tokyo Air Raid, the largest conventional weapons bombing in human history. 100,000 people, primarily women, children and other civilians were killed and the entirety of East Tokyo was all but wiped out. Mac, our Founder and Lead Guide, attended two memorials to remember the victims […]

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Tokyo Auto Salon 2020 – Ultimate Coverage of Japan’s Custom Vehicle Automotive Extravaganza

The Tokyo Auto Salon is one of the world’s largest custom car shows, with automakers and auto parts manufacturers from Japan as well as abroad showcasing over 800 custom cars and race cars at the show this year, which took place from Friday 10 January to Sunday 12 January 2020 at the Makuhari Messe International […]

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Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, was the special guest on Episode 6 of Kanpai, the Baird Beer podcast hosted by Sam Baranowski! Kanpai!

Maction Planet Founder Mac guests on Baird Beer Podcast ‘Kanpai!’

PRESS RELEASE: Maction Planet is excited to announce that Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, was the special guest on Episode 6 of Kanpai, the Baird Beer podcast hosted by Sam Baranowski, Digital Media Manager at Baird Beer. “I enjoy speaking with Mac so much that he seemed like an obvious guest for […]

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Vel and Mariana cheersing at Baird Beer Nakameguro on a Maction Planet Tokyo Craft Beer Tour

This Week in Tokyo – 18 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. 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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