This Month on Maction 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 – 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 […]

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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’, […]

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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 […]

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This Month on Maction Planet – November 2023

After the excitement of the Rugby World Cup 2023, which I attended in September and October in France, in was straight back into it for a packed November. How packed? Guiding every day for at least 12 hours per day! Here’s my attempt to distil the fun, energy and adventure into one blog post! Featured […]

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This Month on Maction Planet – October 2023

September and October 2023 are very special months on Maction Planet as Mac, our Founder and Lead Guide, is attending the entirety of the 2023 Rugby World Cup – from the opening game to the final! Along the way, he’ll be at all the Japan group games. But enough of this third-person blurb; let’s find […]

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This Month on Maction Planet – September 2023

September and October 2023 are very special months on Maction Planet as Mac, our Founder and Lead Guide, is attending the entirety of the 2023 Rugby World Cup – from the opening game to the final! Along the way, he’ll be at all the Japan group games. But enough of this third-person blurb, let’s find […]

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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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This Month on Maction Planet – July 2023

Welcome back to ‘This Month on Maction Planet’. I’m thrilled to share our latest Tokyo and beyond escapades with all of you. In the heart of Tokyo’s midsummer magic, the city pulsates with energy, wonder, traditional festivals, fireworks displays and yes, the heat! Featured image: You can’t escape your roots, even if you travel to […]

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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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