Yuta Ishida

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Total Hypocrite
  • Eternal dialectic with myself and others
  • From Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
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About Me


Discover a new horizon


"All about me" does not seems so important as life is probably not about me.

I have been living egoistically in my all life and I still am in a large part, but now I would like to see my life as a journey to diminish my ego.

After all, we all will vanish one day and there is not so much point in being attached to your imaginary possessions including your very existence.

So, shall we just appreciate each moment of our life as well as the law of universe whether it has brought us favorable or unfavorable destinies so far?

Anyway, many people seem to want to know these, so I post them here as well.

Q. What do you do for work?
A. I work for an investment bank. Yes, please judge me.

Q. Why are you an ambassador?
A. I don't know. Probably because Tokyo didn't have so many active (esp. Japanese) hosts at the time I was asked to become an ambassador. Also, I probably appeared to have old-fashioned CS mentality.

Q. What do you do as an ambassador?
A. Nothing special. I just host people and maybe organize CS events when bored.

Q. Where is your favorite place in Tokyo?
A. Except for Izu islands which technically belong to Tokyo, I like biking in the bay area (Toyosu-Odaiba).

Q. Which is your favorite restaurant in Tokyo?
A. Kishidaya (http://izakayasanpo.com/Kishidaya.html)


Give more than you expect in return.

You are 100% responsible for all your suffering.

Money can buy pleasures but not gratifications.
Such easy pleasure is like fast food at McDonald's and many seem to spend all their lives wanting to be surrounded by fast food. But, you don't have to.

More options do not mean more satisfaction.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


By sharing all I can


Let's have the "References" speak.


Inspiration, Challenges, New Horizons, Sharing and Happiness (These are the primary reasons why I am on CS.)

Simple life with handmade / homemade / regional stuff rather than massproductions spread everywhere.

Biking, Vegetarian Cooking, Positive Psychology, Meditation, Buddha, Good Movies, Good Books, Musicals, Camping, Islands, etc.

I've found that doing something that makes others happy is profoundly more enjoyable than self-serving activities.

Music, Movies, and Books

MoviesSchindler's List, The Matrix, Rocky Balboa, Requiem For A Dream, American History X, Memento, American Beauty, The Truman Show, Into the Wild, Man on Wire, Fight Club, Pay It Forward, LOTR(just being honest...)MusicMusic from Okinawa, Musical in general, Music from good old days, some jazz (But, to be honest, I am one of the least sophisticated people in terms of music. So, please teach me.)Books-The Analects of Confucius-Thus Spoke Zarathustra-Man's Search for Meaning-Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections on and Off the Court-Flow: The Psychology Of Optimal Experience-The Way of F**k it

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

To be born and able to love other beings

Teach, Learn, Share

I cannot teach much, but I can probably share following things if you are interested.

-Japanese vegetarian cooking
-My interpretation of Vipassana meditation teachings
-Trip advices in Japan

What I Can Share with Hosts

I am happy to cook Japanese food as well as some Italian / Chinese food, I used to be a part-time cook and cooking is one of my biggest hobbies (well, where I live, many people think cooking is only a choice and not an everyday activity).

If you are learning Japanese / English, I can help.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Denmark, Japan

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