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  • 126 references 16 Confirmed & Positive
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  • Fluent in Japanese; learning English
  • 53, Male
  • Member since 2017
  • Fireman
  • Physical Bachelor
  • From Otsu, Shiga, Japan
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About Me

I'm Michi from near Kyoto.
Making events is one of my life!
Please check my event photos.
Many friends join my event regularly. So if there are no participants from couch surfing, don't worry, you can meet many locals👍
No participant fee is needed for my event! Because I'm a professional fire man and I'm not allowed to get extra income😁

Me and my younger son always misplace something, my wife and my older son always find it.

My first travel was in 1985, age14. It was two days Solo bycicle travel with no knowledge of bicycle travel, no tent, no sleeping bag, few money, no map and no internet. I got lost at midnight in a mountain.
But a couple hosted me.

In 1993, as age 22, I traveled Australia by bicycle and hitchhiking with extremely low budget. No web connection and no couch surfing. But Some locals hosted me .

After these travel, I feel stress when I can't help travellers.

Instagram. michi.yri
Facebook. /michiru kitano.96

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To meet people from various Nations.


I love nature, animals, sports, meeting people.
I'd love to show you our town or Kyoto by my car.
My younger son is in Ireland now as an exchange student.
He like to play the piano, table tennis, making Gundam plastic model, talking photos, karaoke! And he cooks super nice ramen 🍜
Yukari and IRUTO are talkative. I believe they came to this world with their mouth first.

  • animals
  • singing
  • camping
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • beaches
  • mountains
  • nature
  • bike
  • disability rights
  • trampoline
  • playing piano
  • freeskiing
  • hich hiking
  • skate park

Music, Movies, and Books

Ryuto and I play the piano.
I'm reading my father's book(he is a Japanese literature professor) but it's too difficult for me!
Ghibli anime.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Made a side by side Battle with my older son at swimming competition. That was a most emotional moment in my life.
I broke my left knee ligament at age 28 by local mogul ski tournament. After my knee surgery, I became a national champion at over 40 age group 50m swimming freestyle 24.94second.

I saved a woman who were drowning in lake biwa.

“When I was a child I got a prize for drawing a lion, but I didn’t want to draw a lion I was drawing a human!

Teach, Learn, Share

How to enjoy Kyoto with low budget.

How to enjoy kyoto with wheel chair

I want to know about Japan from you because sometimes travelers know more about Japan than local.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Italy, United States

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