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  • Fluent in Japanese; learning English
  • 51, Male
  • Member since 2017
  • Fireman
  • Physical Bachelor
  • From Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, Japan
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About Me

Michi(48) living near Kyoto. With
Yukari(47) my wife
Iruto(21) older son
Ryuto(18) younger son
Komugi(5) cute rabbit

I'm loose, mild, generous person.
Me and my younger son always lose or forget something and 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 internet. Of course I got lost at midnight in a dark mountain.
But a couple hosted me for free.

In 1993, as age 22, I traveled Australia by bicycle and hitchhiking with extremely low budget. No web connection and of course no couch surfing. But Some locals hosted me for free despite I looked so bad with cheap, sweatty clothes.

These two travel made me a weired person. I feel stress when I can't help foreign 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.
RYUTO(18) loves to communicate with couch surfers!
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
  • karaoke
  • camping
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • table tennis
  • beaches
  • mountains
  • nature
  • english
  • bike
  • trampoline
  • playing piano
  • freeskiing
  • acupuncture
  • hich hiking
  • sleeping in car
  • skate park
  • water jump

Music, Movies, and Books

Ryuto and I are practicing piano.
Please say "shut up" if I sing my favorite songs while I'm driving.
I know it's loud and noisy
I'm reading my father's book(he is a Japanese literature professor) but it's too difficult for me!
Movie Miyazaki 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.

Me and my younger son joined a table tennis doubles match. We were defeated because of me.

When I was a child, I took care a injured snake by bandage.

“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.

Yukari can t teach how to cook Japanese dishes (her cooking is outstanding)

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

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Guam, United States

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