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Mac Salman

A Tokyo resident for over 14 years, Mac is the founder and lead guide of Maction Planet, which specializes in bespoke Japan travel and Tokyo-inspired apparel. He has traveled to over 100 countries and all 7 continents. He is also the creator of Kanpai Planet, a Youtube channel demystifying, democratizing and helping people discover the world of Japanese drinks, with active social media on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Articles by Mac

Despite being Japan’s third-largest city, it still feels like Osaka is somewhat overlooked as visitors head out of Tokyo along the so-called ‘Golden Route’ that takes them to Hakone, Kyoto and Hiroshima.…

Matthew Boynton and Daniel Bellamy are the co-founders of Sakamichi Brewing, a taproom and aspiring craft beer brewery in Tachikawa, Tokyo. They opened at the start of the pandemic and persevered through,…

Kyoto was the birthplace of Nintendo. The company was founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi on September 23, 1889. Back then, the company produced Karuta playing cards including hanafuda, a traditional type of Japanese…

Depending on what kind of kaiju monster fan you are, ziplining into Godzilla’s mouth might be a nightmare or a dream. Either way, you can now try exactly that at Nijigen no…

The world’s first Super Nintendo World opened at Universal Studios Japan in February 2021. It cost $580 million to build. Was it worth it? I hopped on the shinkansen to Osaka to…

Over the last few years, as demand for Japanese whisky has skyrocketed, Japan has seen a huge boom in craft whisky distilleries. However, few have attracted quite the same level of attention…

David Tsujimoto is the owner of Aloha Whisky Bar in Ikebukuro. Despite only opening in September 2019, the bar won the Bar of the Year award at the 2020 Whisky Magazine Icons…

Japan is home to some of the most unique indigenous spirits in the world such as shochu and awamori. The distilling culture of Japan has been enriched with award-winning whisky and ever more…