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Welcome!! Thanks for visiting!! :-)


Our Recent Photo(above) : Our handmade room decoration...


Nowadays, I'm decorating our room with my kids using colored folding paper, toilet paper tubes, etc. It's really a fun!
Here, you see my mother and my daughters.

More recent photos.


Let me introduce ourselves....


I'm Ayuri Yuasa and my hubby Hiroyuki Ito.
We love travelling,especially beautiful beaches.
(We are scuba divers)

My husband is a chemical researcher at a private company
(specializing in polymer & monomer compounds) .
I'm working for a local government (municipal finance division) .
My work is sometimes (or always, I would say!) very hard, but thanks to my wonderful colleague, I can cope with it :-)

Let's share joyful travel memories and we would be very happy if you could become our friends!


Ayurin & Hiro on Newspapers and Television programs :-)


2006 April Kyodo News wrote Nonregistered marriages on the increase
We shared our experience and thoughts about Japanese marriage system. We appeared on about 40 Japanese local newspapers :-)

2004 April Newsweek International article "Living Like Locals" (April 19 2004 issue) ,it deals with internet travel and VT. I'm sharing my experiences and thoughts in this article. :-)

2003 Dec BBC World television showed our homepage. (My VT friend Kenmerk noticed in Egypt by chance ... thanks)

2003 Dec Television Osaka broadcasted a special program "What do you think about surnames?" for Human Rights week . We showed our daily life in it.

2003 Oct Asahi Shimbun Newspaper article about the bill to enable couples to keep their respective surnames after marriage. We shared our experiences and thoughts.

I'd like to thank all the VTers & VT staff , who are always so kind and helpful.

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VT Meetings! Let's meet up!


If you have a plan to visit Japan, drop us an e-mail, and let's meet up!

Some ideas (what shall we do on our VT Meeting day??)

We've already had 69 VT Meetings and met 89 VTers so far. Our fondest memories!
(46 were held inside Japan, 23 were held outside Japan ... Ho Chi Minh, Bangkok, Dubai, Taipei, Bagan, Yangon, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Jaipur, Sydney, Zagreb, Hawaii, Ko Tao, Istanbul, Casablanca, Ouarzazate, Marrakesh, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Seoul, Ubud, Vladivostok, Khabarovsk)
(1) VT Meeting Photos (From April 2003 -- May 2004)
(2) VT Meeting Photos (From May 2004 -- January 2005)
(3) VT Meeting Photos (From March 2005 -- June 2005)
(4) VT Meeting Photos (From June 2005 -- September 2005)
(5) VT Meeting Photos (From October 2005 -- July 2006)
(6) VT Meeting Photos (From August 2006 -- August 2007)
(7) VT Meeting Photos (From November 2007 -- September 2009)
(8) VT Meeting Photos (From December 2009 -- March 2010)
(9) VT Meeting Photos (From May 2010 -- till now)
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I also enjoy showing my home country to the young leaders invited by JICA (Japan International Cooporation Agency)
JICA Youth Invitation Program Photos
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We are scuba divers...And we are travel addicts!


Soon we'll be in.........




Our recent trips are......


Recent trips in Japan --- Ise-Shima , Himeji , Tango peninsula(Kyoto)

Trips abroad
2010 May....Russia (Vladivostok & Khabarovsk... Trans-Siberian Railway)

2010 May.....Indonesia (Bali)
2010 Mar.....South Korea (Seoul)
2010 Feb ....Hong Kong & China (Shen Zhen)
2009 Dec ....Morocco (Casablanca, Fez, Merzouga, Ouarzazate, Marrakesh)
2009 Sept ...Turkey (Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Efes) & Qatar (Doha)
2009 Aug ....Thailand (Koh Tao & Koh Samui)
2009 May ...Vietnam (Nha Trang)
2009 Feb ....Hawaii (Honolulu)
2008 Dec ....Fiji (Tokoriki Island)
2008 Nov ....Thailand (Koh Samui)
2008 Aug ....Croatia (Plitvicka Jezera National Park, Dubrovnik, Zagreb),
...................Bosnia Herzegovina(Mostar) and Montenegro(Kotor, Budva)
2008 May ...Australia (Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park & Sydney)
2008 May ...Northern Marianas (Saipan)
2008 Mar ....Laos (Luang Prabang)
2008 Feb ....China (Dalian, Harbin)
2007 Dec ....Philippines (Cebu)
2007 Aug ....India (Delhi, Jaipur, Agra)
2007 Aug ....Malaysia (Pulau Pangkor Laut & Kuala Lumpur)
2007 May....China (Huang Shan Mountain & Hangzhou)
2006 Nov.....Cambodia (Siem Reap)
2006 Sept ...Malaysia (Pulau Langkawi)
2006 Aug ....Mongolia & China(Beijing)
2005 July.....Palau
2005 Mar.....Myanmar (Bagan & Yangon )
2005 Feb.....China (Guilin & Shanghai)
2004 Dec.....Taiwan (Sun Moon Lake & Taipei)
2004 Aug.....Jamaica(Negril) & USA(Miami)
2004 May.....United Arab Emirates(Dubai) & Hong Kong
2004 Mar.....Vietnam(Ho Chi Minh, Cu Chi Tunnel,
...................My Tho Mekong Delta) & Thailand(Bangkok)
2003 Dec.....Papua New Guinea (Kavieng & Port Moresby)
2003 Aug.....Marshall Islands(Majuro) & Guam
2003 Jan......Indonesia(Bintan) & Singapore
2002 Aug.....Vanuatu & New Caledonia
2002 June....South Korea(Busan)
2002 Jan......Tonga & New Zealand(Auckland)
2001 Sept....South Korea(Seoul)
2001 Aug.....F. S. Micronesia(Chuuk) & Guam
2001 Mar.....Australia(GBR & Cairns)
2001 Jan......Thailand(Phi Phi Is.,Krabi,Phuket)
2000 Aug.....Maldives
2000 Apr......Kiribati & Guam
1999 May.....Philippines
etc. etc. .....

And in my childhood, my parents took me to a lot of places around the world. I'd like to thank them.
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Our daily life :-)


Our room is on the 8th floor and we can enjoy the scenery of northern Osaka. :-) Meet Our Family !
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Visit Japan ! : (1) Historical Sites


This is Himeji Castle... most beautiful and my most favorite castle in Japan. You can walk into inside, too.
It's a half day trip from Osaka,Kyoto,Kobe.

For historical sites, Kyoto is recommendable.too :-)
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Visit Japan ! : (2) Seaside Areas


This is "Tango Peninsula" in northern Kyoto.
Japan is a small country surrounded with the sea.
We can enjoy various kinds of seasides.. such as steep ones,white sandy ones,rocky... etc.

Ise-Shima and Ako are also famous and popular places among Japanese :-)
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Visit Japan ! : (3) Mountain Areas


"Ougatou" (altitude : 2034meters) in Nagano prefecture is one of our favorites. 75% of Japan is said to be mountains. Some of them have lovely lodging. :-)

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  • kainegulozer's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2014 at 12:40 PM

    Hi AyrinHiro, I am kainegulozer from Istanbul, Turkey.. Ill be coming to Osaka on 16 of april till 22nd of April for a conference presentation on language and learning at Righa hotel.. i would be happy to meet you if you have time ...Kind Regards...

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2013 at 4:32 AM

    JICA ;-) i was indirectly involved, via the SABBIG delegation when we visited Keidanren and member groups. Just memories now from early 90's

  • nicolettart's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2013 at 7:59 AM

    Hi Ayurin!! Thinking of you! Hope everyone is doing well.

  • Babacool's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Ayurin san...we are back in Geneva/Switzerland and we have 2,5 extra bed for you..! You know what I mean ? All the best...

  • Babacool's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Wow...Beautiful baby, MIYUKA San lady... CONGRATULATIONS ! :) Good work. Sorry I am late. I am more > http://www.facebook.com/Larrysteiner44 - All the best to 3 of you. Don't wait for 2nd for long time... :)

  • maysue's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2013 at 6:09 AM

    Congratulations, Ayuri and ur family on your cute Miyuka! I'm so happy for you!

  • Gatopardo's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    Ayuri! We haven't updated our virtualtourist page in a long time and Aaron and I thought of reconnecting with you and we found out about your beautiful baby girl! Congratulations!!!!!!

  • taigaa001's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2012 at 1:51 AM

    Wow. I am glad to find a great Japanese VT member who has been introducing Japan. Keep good work.

  • berberou's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    congratulations am very happy to hear that you have a beautiful baby"MIYUKA" i wish you the best.

  • mallyak's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Congratulations on Your baby-she is gorgeous!

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