Tom from New York said I should include
a testimonial section. He's a big-wheel banker so I tend to
do what he says.
We've neither hinted at nor asked anyone to write
on our behalf. All these comments and plenty more, I'm delighted to say, came from spontaneous letters or e-mails.
Mayumi and I are grateful for these comments and
we work hard to live up to their sentiments.
Should you want to speak or write anyone who went on the
trip in order to get opinions for yourself, let me know and I'll put you in
"Your idea to combine baseball and
travel in Japan is more than just a tourist adventure. You provide travelers an
insight that they simply couldn’t otherwise get without your expertise and
Michelle from Chicago, IL
"We had thought of it
as a once-in-a-lifetime trip, but now we want to go back and do it again.
Maybe one of these years. Thanks for a fabulous tour!"
--- Loreen and Bryan from Hayward, CA
unique culture...Hiroshima...the good group of fellow travelers. You were
right, your tour attracts nice people. Great trip! I really enjoyed
--- Vinny from Boston, MA
live in Japan.
I loved the trip. It
You took all the hassle and stress out of doing such a thing.
Even after living here for a number of years, this sort of tour is not
something I’d do on my own.
Ken from Fussa City, West Tokyo
"Just a note to let you know that we made it home in one piece. Well,
actually, more than one piece since we both took a large bit of Japan home with
us in our hearts."
--- Tom and Maria from Ossonning, NY
"We knew the trip would be
interesting, but we NEVER expected to meet such a terrific group of people from
all parts of the country. Yes, it was a tour group. However, Bob and Mayumi's
low-key and relaxed approach to travel and accommodations made the experience so
much more personal to each one of us."
--- Molly and Patty from Nashville, TN
" It is already a month since the trip and am still sky high. Thanks for
the great trip!"
--- Chris from Pleasanton, CA
"Can't thank you enough for a great trip. What you and Mayumi do
is truly remarkable. I had a blast. Spent my extra days after the
trip walking about Tokyo and really seeing a lot since by doing the tour with
you first I
learned how to get around. It's a trip I'll never forget."
--- Dennis from Lexington, VA
"Great time. I met terrific people as
both tour guests and the Japanese we met along the way. And the baseball
was a hoot."
--- Paul from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
“The trip to Japan far exceeded my expectations. Your efforts to plan
and execute the logistics of everything we did was flawless. Where do I
begin to thank you? I feel as though you gave me a gift. You opened
a door and helped me experience a place and people in a way that I might not
otherwise had the opportunity to do without you.”
--- Nancy from
"The photos I took are just okay, but the
memories are vivid. Thanks for the
great trip and the memories I will cherish."
Bob from Laguna Beach, CA
"The trip was superb. Since returning, whenever I have a moment to think
about it, I ask myself, 'What constructive feedback or ideas can I give Bob
for future trips?' But, you've left me speechless. The JapanBall
experience was ideal. To try and offer critical comment would be an exercise in
--- Gregg from Parma, OH
"Great trip! We really enjoyed it. The baseball. The
unique culture. The Hiroshima side trip. The fine group of fellow
travelers. Thanks for a wonderful trip and the memories we'll
--- Tony and Sharri from Mesa, AZ
"I'm at the Tokyo airport internet lounge getting ready
to take off after going to all the ballparks after the tour. I had so much
fun. Thanks for everything. It was a blast. You prepared me
well during the tour to be by myself for the rest of my days in Japan.
I'll be back next year."
---- Leon from Phoenix, AZ
"I can't believe it's been TWO YEARS since I joined Mayumi, you and a
terrific group of people for an amazing experience exploring both baseball
and culture in Japan.
"I recently found myself stranded, because of engine trouble, overnight at
Tokyo Narita Airport on my way to Beijing.
"As I stood waiting to go through Japan customs, I flipped through the
pages of my passport to see that it was two years to the day that I entered
Japan for the first time, standing in this same airport, and waiting to start
what I describe as the most unique and rewarding baseball experience possible
--- T.S. from Royal Oak, MI