Thom Harrison

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Writer/Teacher
  • University of Birmingham
  • From Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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About Me

I graduated university with a highly interesting but utterly useless degree in sociology & philosophy, before disappearing off to live in Seoul. After two years in South Korea I eventually fulfilled my dream of moving to Japan. I now live in central Tokyo, lost in translation.

I receive quite a lot of, though I only wish to accept maybe one or two couch requests each month. Please only send a request if you think we have some shared interests!
And feel extra free to message me if you'd just like to hang out/get a drink, rather than surf. After 2 years living here, I finally know where most of the best bars and clubs are!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

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


Listening to music, playing guitar, reading books, watching films, eating great food, drinking nice drink, engaging in conversation, visiting museums and galleries, running, cycling, travelling..

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// I used to read a lot of academic theory (Marx, Nietzsche, Foucault, Isaiah Berlin, etc). These days I read more fiction and history. I love JG Ballard, George Orwell, Haruki Murakami, and Yukio Mishima.

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, 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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