I really want this trip to be very special, so I'm thinking very hard of the best combinations and the nicest places to stay, see and eat at in this country with so many options.
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ONE OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS
IN THE WORLD
One of the places I've been able to book for a special dinner is considered among the best restaurants in the world.
It's almost impossible to get a booking for a group here as the chef doesn't like serving groups at all. In fact, so far he's turned down almost everyone.
But somehow I've managed to do so, and he's even creating a special menu just for us.
AN UN-FAMOUS RESTAURANT
FOR WORLD-FAMOUS PEOPLE
It's in the middle of nowhere with nothing at all in sight, so most people will never find it. But if you have a limousine and a driver, it's not that difficult.
MILES AND MILES OF NOTHING.
AND THEN A VISION OF GLORY.
I remember how it was all pitch dark and several kilometres of driving through mountains, with the limo driver starting to panic.
Until we got to the restaurant ablaze in flaming glory, that is.
That's one restaurant with a wow factor, even for global CEOs who have been there and done that.
Now if only more people can find it. Fortunately, this group has me around.
TOKYO'S BEST TOUR GUIDE
I'm going to use a lot of the word "best" here, but it's really true.
For this group, I hired Tokyo's best tour guide.
Even the concierge at Tokyo's top hotels call her "Tokyo's best tour guide," so it's not just me putting a label on someone.
THE BEST PLACES TO STAY IN JAPAN
Then, of course, I've booked two of the best places to stay in this side of Asia.
One of them is a luxury hot spring inn nestled in the middle of the mountains. I used to go here a lot as it's a nice weekend break from Tokyo.
So I was happy to be able to book everyone at this inn, and to visit it again with them in a few weeks' time, enjoying the healing waters of the hot springs, as well as my never-ending, and never-endingly eventful Travelife.