Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet

Hi. Welcome to Maction Planet. I’m Mac.

Mac here! Since it’s the start of a new year, I thought I’d do a quick introduction for those who haven’t followed me, or Maction Planet, for long. If there are ways we can help then please don’t hesitate to reach out.

My primary role is as the lead guide of Maction Planet, the travel business I founded in 2017. We run Bespoke Japan Tours for the discerning traveller – anything from an evening of craft beer to a month around the entire country. Tours, experiences, trip planning, personal shopping – you name it, we do it.

While many treat the term ‘off-the-beaten-track’ as a cliche, it’s been our genuine exclusive access and razor-sharp focus on the guest experience which has propelled our growth and humbling reviews. We are proud to be the top-ranked independent Tokyo tour company on TripAdvisor. This trust has meant that we are the go-to partner for a number of Tokyo’s top hotels and black card concierge services.

Obviously 2020 was not the best year for travel, so we pivoted to running online cooking classes. These have proven extremely popular. So far we have taught guests from 5 continents how to make Miso Ramen, Katsu Curry, Okonomiyaki and many other favourites. We have been asked to re-run some of these as teambuilding exercises for some of the world’s top companies.

When not guiding, trip planning or cooking, I love creating Japan-related content in a number of media. I write regular content for our blog. I also create videos for the Maction Planet YouTube channel. We even have a radio station with a regular podcast about Japanese music! This has led to requests for guest posts or video creation from a number of publications. Please reach out if I can help.

In 2019, I was headhunted to appear in an NHK World show called ‘Triangle Thrillers’ and have made a number of TV and media appearances discussing Japan’s sport, finance and culture.

Fun facts: I’m originally from Exeter in the UK. I’ve been living in Tokyo for almost 15 years. I’ve travelled to 108 countries. I’m an avid supporter of the Tokyo Yakult Swallows, FC Tokyo and the Brave Blossoms. I’ve guided a Wimbledon champion, a Bond girl, the Janitor from the Queen’s Gambit, the President from Homeland and LA’s most famous real estate agent, amongst other guests, around Tokyo! Thanks for reading.

I’d love to connect on our other social media platforms. Links below!

Wishing you all the best for a successful 2021, whatever that means to you. We continue…

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