All About Japan

All About Mac Salman
A Tokyo resident for over 15 years, Mac is the founder and lead guide of Maction Planet, which specializes in bespoke Japan travel. He has travelled to over 100 countries and all 7 continents. He is also the creator of Kanpai Planet, a YouTube channel helping people discover the world of Japanese drinks, with active social media on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
What I like about Japan
The safety, efficiency, people, food and drink and the incredible variety of things to do!
Japanese Craft Gin: What You Need to Know, and 4 of the Best Brands

Japanese Craft Gin: What You Need to Know, and 4 of the Best Brands

Japanese craft gin is taking the world by storm, as global tipplers fall in love with the country's unique botanicals and commitment to quality.

4 Japanese Craft Whisky Distilleries that Should Be on Your Radar

4 Japanese Craft Whisky Distilleries that Should Be on Your Radar

A long-time expert on Japanese alcoholic drinks introduces some unforgettable craft whiskies, and their place of origin.

5 Great Reasons Why You Should Go Out to a Japanese Baseball Game

5 Great Reasons Why You Should Go Out to a Japanese Baseball Game

Although Sumo is nominally Japan's national sport, baseball is what the people really play and watch here. The experience surrounding a Japanese baseball game is unique and an absolute must if you are living in or visiting the land of the rising fastball.

Japanese Sword Expert Paul Martin and his "Demon Slayer" Project

Japanese Sword Expert Paul Martin and his "Demon Slayer" Project

Paul Martin is the first foreigner recognized as a Japanese sword expert by the Japanese Government and the first foreigner to be appointed as a trustee for a major Japanese sword craftsman's public foundation.

Travel Back to Feudal Japan at this Private House Complex

Travel Back to Feudal Japan at this Private House Complex

NEOLD Private House is exactly what it says on the label: It’s new, it’s old, and it’s private. It’s also quite a bit more, as I discovered when I was lucky enough to stay there.

Spend a Memorable Night at Nintendo's Former Headquarters

Spend a Memorable Night at Nintendo's Former Headquarters

Nintendo's old headquarters, first built in 1930, has been renovated, revamped and turned into a hotel!

Five Otaku Things to Do at Japan’s Nijigen no Mori Theme Park

Five Otaku Things to Do at Japan’s Nijigen no Mori Theme Park

There’s plenty to keep you busy at the eclectic Nijigen no Mori Theme Park on Awaji Island.

Teenage Beer Brewer to Shochu Prophet

Teenage Beer Brewer to Shochu Prophet

American Christopher Pellegrini has spent two decades in Japan, much of it on a mission to bring the delights of shochu and awamori, Japanese alcoholic drinks, to the rest of the world—through writing, podcasting, and an export business.

A Visit to Japan's Keith Haring Collection

A Visit to Japan's Keith Haring Collection

The only museum in the world dedicated to the works of Keith Haring, the legendary king of 1980's New York City street art, is is nestled in the forests of Yamanashi Prefecture.

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