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Akari Hagiwara

Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan

Maybe Accepting Guests

84% response rate · Last login 14 days ago

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Overview

  • 4 Positive References
  • Fluent in Japanese; learning English, Spanish
  • 38, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Lab work, Tennis, Driving to Onsen (...
  • PhD
  • From Tokyo, Japan
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Happy Life

Dear Couchsurfers,
Thanks for your messages and requests. Recently I got lots of couch requests, and hopefully wanted to host you. However I declined most of them, and then I realized that I am a bit busy these days. So I changed my status to 'maybe accepting gustes'.

Basically I may be able to host only women sufers who are coming on weekends.
Please consider it before you send your requests.
Best,

ABOUT ME

I was born €€and raised in Tokyo. After college, I moved several cities in Japan and furthermore I've live in US for three years. It was exciting years. The days and people whom I met those days broaden my view.

Now I'm in Kofu. It's a nice city nearby Tokyo, and we are proud to have our national heritage Mt. Fuji!

I like to meet people from different cultural area. And I hope to show good things and places of my country.

PHILOSOPHY

I would like to become friends who is well organized person.

Some CSers who send me an urgent request on the day or a day before they come, are likely to cancel easily.
I do not like to get pushed around. And usually I feel sorry to decline your request because I've already had my plans.

If you are thinking to make a short trip to Kofu, please send me your request at least a week before.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Since I love traveling, I would like to help the people who are traveling now.
When I was student, I visited my friends and/or friend's friends places. They were very kind to host me and give me some chances to see many places in the world.
Now it's my turn to host.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I hosted French sisters last fall. First day, I asked them to visit Kawaguchi-ko area by themselves, cause I have to work on weekdays. Second day, it was holiday and we visited several places including Onsen together. It was great experience, and appreciate them for coming my place.

Interests

Travel to the space! Someday, we will be able to go anywhere in the space like we can go anywhere on the earth now, I believe.

Music, Movies & Books

I love 'Twilight'. Both movies and books.
Also I read 'Suiko-den' (Chinese book in Japanese translation) recently. It was long and great story. I like it too.

Teach, Learn, Share

Before 2020 Tokyo Olympic, I would like to pass the interpreter-guide test.

Teaching about Japanese things such as geography, history, and culture in English will be nice practice for me. I appreciate your questions.

And of course, it's my pleasure to share your cultures.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, China, Costa Rica, France, Hungary, Italy, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Japan, United States

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