Way Upscale Osaka
THIS MONTH: Osaka, Japan
Where? Ritz-Carlton Suite 3718, The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka, Japan.
What? Leave the drapes open to wake up to a skyline view of downtown Osaka and the surrounding mountains. Make a morning cup of tea (complete with Taylors of Harrogate tea bags and Richard Ginori porcelain), and tinkle a few tunes on your personal grand piano.
Why? You have a day of culture ahead of you: a tour of Osaka Castle followed by an escorted two-hour gourmet tour of the Hanshin department store. (The exquisite preparation, display and tasting of Japanese and other foods will become a lifetime memory.)
The WOWfactor: Ask to be dressed and photographed in historic Japanese national dress.