Taniguchi sensei, the head if the kindergarten, arranged a bus to take us around yesterday. This was greatly appreciated by all. He also arranged guides for our tour of Hikone Castle, then took us to a buffet style restaurant for dinner. It included all-you-could eat desserts and soft drinks, which was a big hit with the group.
Following that he took us to the station and told us the best way to get back to the youth hostel.
Mr Taniguchi is a long-time friend of Mr Kuze. They were at university together.