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Saudi’s King Salman Arrives In Japan: 10 Aircraft, 500 Limos, 500 Tons Of Luggage, 12,000 Hotel Rooms, 2 Golden Escalators

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The king's visit marks the first from the nation to Japan in almost 50 years

 
( Daily Mail ) Saudi Arabia‘s King Salman has arrived in Tokyo with his 1,000-strong entourage making the first visit to Japan by a monarch from the nation in nearly five decades.

The 81-year-old king, who was greeted by Japan‘s Crown Prince Naruhito at Haneda airport, will meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday and as he kicks off the Japanese leg of a broader tour of Asia.

Salman, who will visit 83-year-old Emperor Akihito on Tuesday, is travelling in style with his demands ranging from golden elevators to a fleet of hundreds of limousines.

Some 1,200 rooms at Tokyo’s luxury hotels have been booked by the delegation for the three-night stay through Wednesday, according to local media, which has also reported that hundreds of limousines have been brought into the capital to accomodate the visitors.

This follows a lavish nine-day trip to Indonesia where the king ordered for a special toilet to be build in a mosque and a custom seat to be built in the House of Representatives.