Matthew Strasser

Hamada, Shimane, Japan

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  • Teacher and Musician
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • From Algonquin, IL, USA
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About Me


***Currently traveling so unfortunately I can't host anyone right now, sorry!***

I finished up my teaching contract 7/28. I'm currently traveling around Japan trying to see as much as I can before I leave 8/26!

I love stories and music. I am positive and love being around other positive people. I love playing concerts and traveling all around Japan.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Surfing, hosting, whatever!


I've only had amazing experiences!! I've made some really great friends that I'm still good buds with ;)


Read, write, make music, dabble in photography, wandering, daydreaming and meeting new people.

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Kafka on the Shore, Dharma Bums, Siddhartha, Gravity's Rainbow, Flow My Tears the Policeman Said, American Splendor comics, Howl and other Poems, Nine Stories

Music: Velvet Underground, Buddy Holly, The Monks, Sam Cooke, Animal Collective, The Clash, Neutral Milk Hotel, Yo La Tengo

Movies: Ghost Dog, Jesus' Son, The Godfather Parts 1 and 2, The Science of Sleep, Life Aquatic

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Stood before two different glaciers in the Himalayas

Swam through pins and needles in the South Pacific during winter

Strolled through Copenhagen during sunrise and watched the sun reflect off the spires!

Teach, Learn, Share

I'd love to help edit poems and short stories... or spread good music!

What I Can Share with Hosts

I love to cook tacos! Cooking them in Japan can sometimes be a bit tricky, but there's always a way!

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Macao, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, United States

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