Flowers

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 […]

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Toji Temple Pagoda Cherry Vlossom Lightup 2022

This Week in Kyoto – 19 April 2022

Konnichiwa from Kyoto! This week, I’ve been mostly enjoying the Cherry Blossoms in Japan’s former capital. What’s that you say? Cherry Blossom season is over? Check out these photos and decide for yourself. The association between Cherry Blossom season and the Somei Yoshino varietal is so strong that to many people hanami – flower viewing […]

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Mount Yoshino Cherry Blossoms, Nara Prefecture., Japan

This Week in Yoshino – 12 April 2022

This week, my Japan adventures took me to Yoshino in Nara Prefecture, one of the most spectacular Cherry Blossom viewing spots in the entire country. Yoshino is a town in Japan’s Kii Mountains, east of Osaka. It’s the gateway to Mount Yoshino, best known for its 30,000+ cherry trees which colour the mountain and surrounding […]

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Dog posing for photo in Tokyo

This Week in Tokyo – 5 October 2021

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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Azaleas at Nezu Shrine Tokyo

This Week in Tokyo – 13 April 2021

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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Yubu Island Water Buffalo Taxi

This Week on Yubu Island – 3 November 2020

Mac here. This week I had the honour of being a guest of the Japan Association of Travel Agents and Okinawa Prefectural Government on a tour of Ishigaki and Iriomote Islands, two of the southernmost and westernmost islands in the Japanese archipelago.  There are so many highlights that it would require several ‘This Week in’s […]

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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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Hina Matsuri 2020

This Week in Tokyo – 3 March 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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Maction Planet x Shochu Pro Cherry Blossom Party Hanami 2020 in Yoyogi Park

Maction Planet x Shochu.Pro Hanami 2020

DUE TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Maction Planet and Shochu.Pro are collaborating once again to hold an exclusive hanami party to celebrate cherry blossom season in Tokyo. The party will be held in Yoyogi Park on Sunday 29 March, 2020 from 12:00-16:00. Tickets to the event will include the […]

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This Week in Tokyo and Hakone – 12 November 2019

The latest  ‘This Week in Tokyo (and Hakone)’, the first Rugby-free edition for some time ! Enjoy our 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 […]

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