This Month on Maction Planet – May 2024

May 2024 was a month of vibrant energy and exciting discoveries here at Maction Planet. As the city came alive with the lush greenery of early summer, our adventures ranged from Shibuya’s bustling streets to Kyoto’s tranquil temples, and everywhere in between. I had the honour of guiding both returning guests and first-time visitors, each […]

Mac on Tokyo: Jamie Ryder

Jamie Ryder is the author of Japanese Fighting Heroes: Warriors, Samurai and Ronins. Amidst Shogun fever, Mac chatted to Jamie about what it took to produce this innovative tome. Maction Planet: What initially drew you to Japanese culture, and how has it influenced the creation of your book, “Japanese Fighting Heroes”? Jamie Ryder: My initial […]

This Month on Maction Planet – April 2024

April 2024 saw us transition through the serene beauty of the Somei Yoshino and Yaezakura cherry blossoms to the festivities of Golden Week. We were busy! Our guests kept us on our feet as we explored the World’s Greatest Metropolis and ventured off the beaten track to discover the rich cultural heritage of Japan. I […]

This Month on Maction Planet – March 2024

March 2024 has been a fascinating month in Japan, not least because of the ‘delayed’ Cherry Blossom bloom. Mother Nature certainly kept us on our toes with some volatile weather. Despite that, we held the first outdoor Kanpai Planet x Japan Distilled Hanami Party since the pandemic. I spent one week of the month guiding […]

Design Meets Tradition: A Stay at Nazuna Kyoto Tsubaki St. – An Unforgettable Kyoto Escape

Lost in the serenity of an alleyway designed over 110 years ago, Nazuna Kyoto Tsubaki St. stands as a testament to Kyoto’s enchanting allure. Mac here! Let me whisk you away on a textual journey to a hidden gem that’s quietly redefining the Kyoto stay experience – Nazuna Kyoto Tsubaki St. Nestled in the heart […]

This Month on Maction Planet – February 2024

February is typically the quietest month on Maction Planet in terms of tours, but that just means we’re at 80% capacity instead of 100% capacity! Of course, the remaining time is spent on the trip planning we have been commissioned to do for later in the year… and to prepare for Hanami season. What better […]

Celebrating Seven Years of Maction Planet: A Journey of Growth, Unity and Large

Maction Planet, the top-rated boutique operator specializing in custom travel in Japan, is thrilled to celebrate the seventh anniversary of its website, To mark the day, here is a special message from Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet. Today marks a significant milestone in the journey of Maction Planet – the seventh […]

This Month on Maction Planet – January 2024

I am predicting that 2024 will be the most visited year for Japan in human history. How did we begin this historic period in the land of the rising fun? Let’s find out! SPOILER ALERT: It was our busiest January ever! Featured Image: The Mori Art Museum is holding ‘Our Ecology: Toward a Planetary Living’, […]

This Month on Maction Planet – December 2023

2023 has been emotional. Maction Planet was the busiest it has ever been, exceeding even 2019 levels. How did we round out the year? Let’s find out! Featured image: I began the month at Sanrio Puroland with Renata and Jaime. A fun day was had by all. I was impressed by their kumade – the […]