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Welcome!! Thanks for visiting!! :-)

Our Recent Photo(above) : My kids in my mother's garden (May 2014)...

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.


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 73 VT Meetings and met 91 VTers so far. Our fondest memories!
(50 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)
I also enjoy showing my home country to the young leaders invited by JICA (Japan International Cooporation Agency)
JICA Youth Invitation Program Photos

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.

Our daily life :-)

Our room is on the 8th floor and we can enjoy the scenery of northern Osaka. :-) Meet Our Family !

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 :-)

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 :-)

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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  • nizash22's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    thnks u r my friend, its ma pleasure

  • nicolettart's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    Konnichiwa, Ayurin! Just stopping by your page to say hello! It has been a long time...we have wonderful memories of our time with you and your family in Kyoto.

  • nizash22's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2014 at 1:18 AM

    belated happy birthday wishes to u my friend in VT from far saudi arabia, hope u have fun and enjoyment, wishing many more happy days to come, keep in touch too

  • Tripack's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    Bon anniversaire Ayuri! Greetings from the fresh snow-capped Swiss Alps ;-) Patrick

  • FruitLover's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    Happy Birthday Ayuri! Greetings from Jerusalem. Avi

  • Martin_S.'s Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    Wow, you guys have met LOTS of VTers. Say hi to our friend Antonio ^O^, and I think your mother Takako who has participated in so much VT action should have her own page !!

    • AyurinHiro's Profile Photo
      Nov 9, 2014 at 11:44 AM

      Thanks for your comment, Martin! Visiting your page, I got to kow you have met SO MANY VTers, too! You really love VT Meetings. I do,too. Hope to see you and Antonio together!

    • Martin_S.'s Profile Photo
      Nov 9, 2014 at 10:01 PM

      We have met up with Antonio several times in Portugal, both at the VT meet and then later when I took Zohara my wife to see Portugal...but Antonio has also been to our home here in Arad, Israel. Yes we have met a few VTers and always enjoyed it. In the coming year of 2015 we already have 4 VT friends who are coming to visit us in Israel, hopefully there will be many more.

  • Somikan's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Happy Birthday Ayurinsan ^o^ And hello to hirosan too. I miss you and your kids so much. Wish we could meet again soon :)

  • Arahanto's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    Otanjoubi omedetou gozaimasu!

  • kahnjetta's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy your special day.

  • skychef's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2014 at 6:42 AM

    happy birthday my dear friend , i was thinking your baby is all grown up now
    hope to meet sometime during our travels

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