Category Archives: Travel writing

For PAXnewsWest.com: Karuizawa: A year-round resort town one hour from Tokyo

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Just an hour away from Tokyo by bullet train lies a charming mountain town you’ve probably never heard of. But Karuizawa, a popular summer home location for Tokyo residents looking to escape the city heat, welcomes approximately eight million visitors per year, according to Mari Kashiwagi, secretary of the Karuizawa Tourist Association. For several summers in the 1970s, John Lennon and his family were among those visitors, regularly staying at the Mampei Hotel…

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For PAXnewsWest.com: Visit Japan Project 2016: Looking toward 40 million annual visitors by 2020

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Early Tuesday morning local time, an earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima in the northeast of Japan. The 7.4 magnitude earthquake also shook buildings in Tokyo, where PAX is on location for the Visit Japan Project 2016, but there was no danger in Japan’s capital.

Following that unexpected wake-up call, we explored the Asakusa area…

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For PAX News: Crystal Cruises showcases major brand expansion

Customers want different ways to experience the Crystal Cruises style – and the luxury cruise line is undergoing a major brand expansion to satisfy their desires. That’s what Crystal Cruises CEO and president Edie Rodriguez told members of the travel media during a breakfast overview of key company developments during Cruise360 in Vancouver last week…

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