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  • 3 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Japanese
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Curriculum developer/Teacher/Proofreader
  • University of Birmingham
  • From Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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About Me

Thom. British guy. Grew up in the southwest of England, spent a while in London, lived in Seoul for 2 years, and now I live in central Tokyo. I may or may not be able to host at the moment; it depends! But feel free to message me if you'd simply like to hang out & get a few drinks, rather than surf. I've got a pretty good grasp on this city after 3 years.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To meet new people, more than to save money. I've hosted and been-hosted a few times.


Music, playing guitar, reading (fiction, philosophy, social & political science, history, science, travel), watching films, colourful and exciting food, colourful and exciting women, good beer, red wine, visiting museums and galleries, running, working out, cycling, stimulating conversation, travelling...

  • books
  • dining
  • running
  • drinking
  • clubbing
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • guitar
  • cycling
  • scuba diving
  • snorkeling
  • sociology

Music, Movies, and Books

MUSIC // Joy Division, Brian Eno, Radiohead, Love & Arthur Lee, The Pixies, Caetano Veloso, Aphex Twin, Talking Heads, Nick Drake, Steve Reich, The Fall, Future Sound of London, Lou Reed, Massive Attack, Bernard Herrmann, The Beatles, The Clash, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Squarepusher, Ennio Morricone, Boards of Canada, Autechre, The Smiths, Modest Mouse, Iggy pop, Joanna Newsom, Kraftwerk, Portishead, Philip Glass..

FILMS // Vertigo, The Graduate, There will be Blood, Goodfellas, North by Northwest, Trainspotting, Lost in Translation, 5cm Per Second, Monty Python and Woody Allen films.

Books// Lots. Japan is a place where my Kindle, perhaps unfortunately, is an absolute necessity.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Getting to know Tokyo like the back of my hand...
Scuba diving in Mexico
Snorkeling around Koh Phi Phi
Motorbiking through Vietnam

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you guitar!

What I Can Share with Hosts

I live in a really quaint and lovely suburb of Tokyo, just 5mins from Ikebukuro and 20mins from Shinjuku. I have a quite large bedroom with shiny clean wooden flooring... but I do not have much bedding. If there's two of you, you will need to bring sleeping bags, etc.

Countries I’ve Visited

Barbados, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom

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