Edo Boulevardier: Tokyo locals in traditional dress walking toward Tokyo University of the Arts

This Week in Tokyo – 19 March 2019

The latest edition of This Week in Tokyo – a 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 skin of the World’s Greatest Metropolis, and beyond. This […]

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BeerFes Yokohama on a Maction Planet Tokyo Craft Beer Tour

BeerFes Yokohama 2017

The ‘Great Japan Beer Festival’, more commonly known as ‘BeerFes’, first began in  Tokyo in 1998. It then spread to Osaka in 2003, Yokohama in 2006, Nagoya in 2011 and Okinawa in 2014. It is the largest beer festival in Japan and arguably its most prestigious. BeerFes hosts two beer awards: the ‘Asia Beer Cup’ (established […]

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Pikachus seen on a Maction Planet Yokohama Private Tour

Where do Pikachus go when they finish dancing?

At Maction Planet, we see it as our job – no, our calling – to answer the tough questions concerning Tokyo, The World’s Greatest Metropolis, and beyond.  In the past, we have addressed weighty subjects such as the origins of the names ‘Edo’ and ‘Tokyo’, brought you 10 of Tokyo’s oddest museums, spotlighted the history […]

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27 photos from the 2017 Pikachu Carnival Parade

This year’s Pikachu Carnival Parade was held in Yokohama on 14 August at 16:00 JST along Nihon Odori. Hot-off-the-press we present 27 images which capture the spirit and energy of the event. The Carnival is the main event of the Pikachu Outbreak. Despite being held on a Monday afternoon, the streets were absolutely packed. This […]

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36 photos from the 2017 Pikachu Outbreak

This year’s Pikachu Outbreak, the fourth of its kind, was held in Yokohama from 9 to 15 August. We present 36 incredible shots from this year’s madness. The official title of the 2017 event was ピカチュウだけじゃない ピカチュウ大量発生チュウ! (Pikachu Dake Ja Nai Pikachu Tairyo Hasseichu!), the ‘Not Just Pikachu – Pikachu Outbreak!’. One aspect of this […]

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