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Minoru Yonekawa

Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

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  • 22 Positive References
  • Fluent in Japanese; learning English
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Mamezen : Kyoto-style Dashi Soymilk ...
  • Kyoto Seika University Faculty of Hu...
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About Me


First:I want to tell the soy milk ramen to people overseas.     豆乳ラーメンについて話したい。 Second:I spread how to make soy milk ramen.     豆乳ラーメンの作り方を教える。 Third:Soy milk ramen is to peace in the world.     豆乳ラーメンは世界を救う。 ABOUT ME

I run a very small hideaway soy milk ramen restaurant.  とても小さな隠れ家で豆乳ラーメンのお店をしています。 My restaurant is very difficult to find.  私のお店はとても見つけにくい場所にあります。 Japanese people do not understand my restaurant too.  日本人も私のお店がわかりません。 5 years ago, the restaurant was introduced on a famous blog overseas.  5年前、海外の有名ブログに紹介されました。 http://kyotofoodie.com/mamezen-soba-soymilk-ramen/ Now the menu. http://www.mamezen.com/english-menu-1/ Thanks to that, foreign customers have increased.  有難いことに外国人のお客様が増えました。 But, I can not speak English.  しかし、わたしは英語ができません。 So, I need to speak English.  だから、英語を勉強する必要がある。 I want to learn English.  私は英語を習いたい。 So, I began a host of couch surfing  それでカウチサーフィンのホストをはじめました。

Last year, our family was moving.  昨年、私たち家族は引っ越ししました。 Now, we live in another house in the near by restaurant.  今、お店の近くの他の家に住んでいます。 So, you can spend the night in the only couch surfer.  だから、夜はカウチサーファーだけで過ごすことができます。


I'm looking for someone to help me.  私を手伝ってくれる人を探しています。 I hope long stay of couch surfer.  私はカウチサーファーに長期滞在を希望します。 In that case、I can provide the private room of second floor.  その場合、2階の個室を提供できます。


I find out enough. 知足・・・足るを知る

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


1 or 2 of people will be able to stay on the first floor of my restaurant one night.  1~2名で1晩ならお店の1階フロアで寝ることが出来そう。

Time that restaurant is closed is 22:00.  お店の閉店時間は22時です。

I will be able to be borrowing a sleeping bag to you.  寝袋をお貸しできます。

You can use the shower after 22:00.  22時以降お風呂が使えます。

Or you can use the nearby public bath.  それとも、近所の銭湯をご利用ください。

There is a coin-operated laundry in front of the restaurant.  家の前にコインランドリーがあります。

Convenience store and a supermarket is close.  コンビニとスーパーが近くにあります。

English classroom has every friday night.  英会話教室が金曜日の夜です。

If you are lucky, you will be able to make a friend in Japan.  もしよかったら、日本で友達を作ることができるでしょう。


Guest chef night that has been inspired by the soy milk ramen. Your favorite cooking food night. International exchange events. Your unique performance show events. Your music and songs presentation event.


I have international exchange events in my restaurant at Friday night. Sometimes, I have also it at Saturday night. Also couch surfers helped with the restaurant. I went to the public bath with couch surfer. I went to the club with a couch surfer. I have climbed a mountain together with couch surfer. I have been a Thai massage from couch surfer. I have received souvenirs from many countries, this makes me very pleased. We are like Practical goods of your country.(^_-)-☆


I want to eat food that foreigners cook. And we are interested in foreign cuisine. Because we do not have traveling abroad.

I want you to take care of the children one day in English. Because I want to become a global people to my children. And I want time to spend in only my wife and me.

If, if you can body care, I want to do it. I am very tired, I painful whole body.

Music, Movies & Books

My hobby is playing the shakuhachi. Do not watch movies, I do not listen to music, I do not read. So,I have no interest in talking about movies, music, books. But if I say by force, I wonder if Star Trek Next Generation. Ambient, chill out, techno, trance, dub, etc.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I went to the public bath(The very famous Funaoka Onsen)together. I went to the bar( black box in kyoto)together. I went to the Conveyor belt sushi (回転寿司 kaiten-zushi?) together. I went to the Adventure World together.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach Japanese-style gel topped bowl with soft Yuba. The three kinds of vegetarian soy milk ramen. How to put the Japanese tea. Would you like you can select the one either? 4 hours at noon. (11:00 to 15:00) 4 hours at night. (18:00 to 22:00)

How to care for Japanese garden. If you want to sightseeing all day, and trying to one hour garden cleaning in the morning.

Be taught How to opened a restaurant abroad. Restaurant of promote.

Share If customer comes to the restaurant,please make friends with Japanese people.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Bicycle×1, bath, toilet, kitchen We will be held party together.

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