Aya Otoi's Photo

Partially Verified

  • Payment verified
  • Phone not verified
  • Government ID not verified
  • Address not verified

Not Accepting Guests

  • Last login 21 days ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Aya’s full profile. It’s free!


  • 18 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Japanese; learning Chinese, English
  • 46, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • Work for Film Festivals
  • Law faculty of University
  • From Kobe, Japan
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


take it easy, and enjoy my life


I am optimistic and serious. I like travelling and laid back. What am I like? I'll ask my husband later :)


I believe that I and people who would see in the future could be linked by fate, though I’m not sure exactly what fate is.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


When I was travelling in Europe in 2006, I met Ray, who was a couchsurfer. He told me about CS, and I registered soon after I returned home. But I had been quite busy for a while, so I couldn't participate in CS in fact. Recently (August 2008), I could take part in CS at last!


I have met some CS friends in Japan, and showed them around Kobe,Osaka and Kyoto. Whenever I hang out with them and they asked me some questions, I also found something new about Japan. That is very interesting.
If you like Japanese local foods, I can take you to "IZAKAYA" for dinner, where you can eat and drink economical foods and can watch Japanese local people's life:)


People :)
And foods, drink, chat, local markets, so on.

  • cooking
  • japanese food
  • drinking
  • traveling
  • basketball

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

One day at Lijiang, Yunnan, countryside of China, I had my purse stolen. (It is only one time so far ;))That was a bad experience, but nice people helped me. A man in a bank gave me some money until I had enough money, and a boy selling newspaper gave me lunch even though he was not that rich. That was, in some means, amazing experience, though I wouldn't have again;)

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach:how to cook and eat Japanese foods
Share:playing basketball

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Greece, Guam, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Monaco, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Japan, United Kingdom

Old School Badges

  • Vouches 9a938eb8eddceeeb3ee4276e3d530a48c5fcca7895c8f13b8b23592736f3d037
    2 Vouches
  • Pioneer 9e5c6d07410be6ad972e78858727f5a200c4ebab1f9bb897eb4d7cbee90959a8
    Pioneer Badge

Join Couchsurfing to see Aya’s full profile. It’s free!

My Groups