On behalf of southport Gateball team I must thank you and your company, JTB, for the good organization that enabled us to have such a hassle free time in Niigata. We arrived earlier than expected but we were taken directly to the Silver Bandai Hotel in Niigata. This hotel is not a flash, new hotel but an established place situated in a stylish area of Niigata. Name brand shops were close by and terrific restaurants were also just around the corner. So, we were glad we were allocated that hotel.
The bus arrangements were faultless getting us where we wanted and in time. The boxed lunches were delicious and everyone commented on their high quality. The staff were very friendly and efficient. I have had many years of living and working in Japan plus visiting since 1990 when our sone moved here to work. So I was pleased my team members were able to experience the good hospitality – Japanese style.
All in all we had a really good time on the trip. We won two of our three matches, came second in our Block but did not advance any further, unfortunately. The competition is tough. We did the best of all of the Australian teams and we are happy becaue last World Championship we won just one game.
Now we are holidaying here. The JR East Rail pass was my decision and we all thought it was good value. I have usually used the seven day or fourteen day pass previously.
Thanks again for your assistance.