Kanpai Planet

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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This Month on Maction Planet – August 2023

It’s been our busiest August ever… as you can see from this post, which conveys a mere fraction of the adventures my tour guests and I have been having on Maction Planet! Featured image: On a day trip to Kyoto with the Marsh clan – my amazing guests for a week in mid-August – we […]

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Neil Parick Harris with Mac

This Month on Maction Planet – June 2023

It’s been a busy June on Maction Planet, but that is par for the course as Japan’s post-pandemic tourism boom continues. Featured image – Neil Patrick Harris on the tape: There I was, guiding at TeamLab Planets on 24 June, when who should I spot but Neil Patrick Harris. I’m looking forward to his upcoming […]

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This Month on Maction Planet – May 2023

Welcome to the first edition of ‘This Month on Maction Planet’! After five years of ‘This Week in Tokyo‘, I’ve shaken up the format of our round-up of what’s happening in the Maction Planet (and Kanpai Planet) universe. Expect it to hit this blog on the last day of each month. On with the May […]

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This Week in Tokyo – 11 April 2023

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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This Week in Tokyo – 28 March 2023

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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This Week in Tokyo – 14 February 2023

Happy Valentine’s Day from the World’s Greatest Metropolis! Featured image – Love Love Love: In the series of works started in 2016 and presented in the Roppongi Crossing 2023 exhibition at Mori Art Museum, Yokoyama Nami paints realistic renditions of neon signs she commissioned of words such as “History” and “LOVE” that have been handwritten […]

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This Week in Tokyo, Mito, and Kyoto – 8 November 2022

This week showcased the full spectrum of (almost) everything Maction Planet does. I started the week by closing out the large group tour I was guiding around the country. This was followed by two days of travel consulting work in Ibaraki prefecture. I was back in maction in Tokyo for the rest of the week […]

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Konishiki Hawaian Sumo Wrestler with Mac from Maction Planet and Kanpai Planet

This Week in Tokyo – 13 September 2022

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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I made Japanese Sake

Making Sake on Sado: 6-month anniversary!

Today marks the six-month anniversary of the release of the first episode of ‘Making Sake on Sado’. You can watch the entire series here. With your help, the next six months could be even more exciting! I cannot convey how proud I am of Making Sake on Sado. The feedback I have received has been […]

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