general profile
nickname
yllwsmrf (contact this user)
residing
Gunma, Japan
member since
28 June 2005
sex
Male
nationality
United States
ethnicity
Asian
languages
English, Japanese
interests
Athletics, Automobiles, Computer, Cooking, Dining out, Games, Internet, Hiking, Movies, Museums, Music, Nature, Onsen, Photographs, Pop Culture, Shopping, Ski, Sports, Sumo, Television, Travel, Theme Parks, Walking, Writing

japan travel profile
how often
more than five times
how long
more than two months
travel budget
low (5,000 - 10,000 yen per day and person)
travel pace
medium
travel style
individual travel
travel interests
Castles, Gardens, Modern Cities, Popular Culture, Theme Parks, Shopping, Night Life, Industry, Outdoor, Hot Springs, Wintersports, Festivals, Food
accommodation used
Hotel
Business Hotel
Ryokan
Minshuku
Pension
Capsule Hotel
Temple Lodging
Serviced Apartment
Camping
Hostel
transportation used
Train
Shinkansen
City Bus
Highway Bus
Overnight Bus
Domestic Flight
Car
Taxi
Ferry
Bicycle
Sleeper Train
tickets used
Seishun 18 Kippu
Japan Rail Pass
destinations visited
Hakone
Hakuba
Hiroshima
Izu Peninsula
Kamakura
Kamikochi
Kanazawa
Kinosaki
Kirishima
Koyasan
Kusatsu Onsen
Kyoto
Miyajima
Naoshima
Nara
Nikko
Niseko
Okinawa Island
Osaka
Rusutsu
Sado
Sapporo
Shirakami Sanchi
Shirakawago
Takachiho
Takayama
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Tokyo
Towada
Yaeyama Islands
Yakushima
Yamanouchi
Yuzawa
Akita
Aomori
Fuji Five Lakes
Fukuoka
Hirosaki
Karuizawa
Kinugawa Onsen
Kobe
Kotohira
Kushiro
Nagano
Nagoya
Narita
Okuhida
Otaru
Sendai
Shosenkyo
Takamatsu
Yokohama
Bessho Onsen
Furano
Himeji
Ikaho
Iwami Ginzan
Kagoshima
Kumamoto
Matsue
Matsumoto
Oze
Shima Onsen
Tokushima
Tomioka
Aizu
Akan
Amanohashidate
Aso
Bandai
Beppu
Daisen
Daisetsuzan
Echigo Tsumari
Fujinomiya
Fukui
Fukushima
Ginzan Onsen
Hachimantai
Hakodate
Hiraizumi
Takato
Inujima
Ise Shima
Iwakuni
Iya Valley
Kaga Onsen
Kakunodate
Kawasaki
Kitakyushu
Kochi
Koka
Kurobe Gorge
Manza Onsen
Marugame
Matsumae
Matsushima
Minakami
Miyama
Miyazaki
Morioka
Mount Fuji
Nagasaki
Naruto
Nasu-Shiobara
Nozawa
Okayama
Shodoshima
Toyako
Yoshino
sightseeing spots visited
Kanto Festival (Akita)
Nebuta Matsuri (Aomori)
Kubota Museum (Fuji Five Lakes)
Yatai (Food Stalls) (Fukuoka)
Nyuto Onsen (Hachimantai)
Hakone Hot Springs (Hakone)
Himeji Castle (Himeji)
Peace Park (Hiroshima)
Great Buddha (Kamakura)
21st Century Museum (Kanazawa)
Kenrokuen (Kanazawa)
Ninjadera (Kanazawa)
Hot Springs (Kinosaki)
Town Center (Kinosaki)
Grand Maze (Kinugawa Onsen)
Hot Springs (Kinugawa Onsen)
Nikko Edomura (Kinugawa Onsen)
Ebino Kogen (Kirishima)
Hiking in Kirishima (Kirishima)
Katsuo no tataki (Kochi)
Kanamaruza Theater (Kotohira)
Okunoin Temple (Koyasan)
Temple Lodging (Koyasan)
Kumamoto Castle (Kumamoto)
Kusatsu Hot Springs (Kusatsu Onsen)
Sainokawara Park (Kusatsu Onsen)
Arashiyama (Kyoto)
Fushimi Inari Shrine (Kyoto)
Ginkakuji (Kyoto)
Gion (Kyoto)
Heian Shrine (Kyoto)
Kiyomizudera (Kyoto)
Kokedera (Kyoto)
Ninnaji Temple (Kyoto)
Sanjusangendo (Kyoto)
Shugakuin Villa (Kyoto)
Adachi Museum of Art (Matsue)
Itsukushima Shrine (Miyajima)
Art House Project (Naoshima)
Benesse House (Naoshima)
Chichu Museum (Naoshima)
Nara Park (Nara)
Todaiji Temple (Nara)
Futarasan Shrine (Nikko)
Rinnoji Temple (Nikko)
Taiyuinbyo (Nikko)
Toshogu Shrine (Nikko)
Nozawa Ski Resort (Nozawa)
Churaumi Aquarium (Okinawa Island)
Ocean Expo Park (Okinawa Island)
Shuri Castle (Okinawa Island)
War Memorials (Okinawa Island)
Hot Springs (Okuhida)
Osaka Aquarium (Osaka)
Earth Celebration (Sado)
Odori Park (Sapporo)
Sapporo Beer Museum (Sapporo)
Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo)
Gyutan (Beef Tongue) (Sendai)
Farmhouse Stay (Shirakawago)
Ogimachi Village (Shirakawago)
Amano Iwato Shrine (Takachiho)
Megijima Island (Takamatsu)
Noguchi Museum (Takamatsu)
Ogijima Island (Takamatsu)
Ritsurin Koen (Takamatsu)
Hida Folk Village (Takayama)
Old Town (Takayama)
Akihabara (Tokyo)
Asakusa (Tokyo)
Ghibli Museum (Tokyo)
Harajuku (Tokyo)
Kyu Shiba Rikyu (Tokyo)
Odaiba (Tokyo)
Roppongi (Tokyo)
Ryogoku (Tokyo)
Shibuya (Tokyo)
Shinjuku (Tokyo)
Shiodome (Tokyo)
Takaosan (Tokyo)
Tokyo Motor Show (Tokyo)
Tsukiji Outer Market (Tokyo)
Yasukuni Shrine (Tokyo)
Lake Towada (Towada)
Oirase Stream (Towada)
Iriomote Island (Yaeyama Islands)
Ishigaki Island (Yaeyama Islands)
Taketomi Island (Yaeyama Islands)
Around the Island (Yakushima)
Jomonsugi (Yakushima)
Shiratani Unsuikyo (Yakushima)
Monkey Park (Yamanouchi)
Shiga Kogen Resort (Yamanouchi)
Hot Springs (Fuji Five Lakes)
Hoto Noodles (Fuji Five Lakes)
Iyashi no Sato (Fuji Five Lakes)
Lake Kawaguchiko (Fuji Five Lakes)
Furano Flower Fields (Furano)
Furano Ski Resort (Furano)
Hakone Art Museum (Hakone)
Hakone Shrine (Hakone)
Hakone Tozan Railway (Hakone)
Hirosaki Castle (Hirosaki)
Hiroshima Castle (Hiroshima)
Shukkeien Garden (Hiroshima)
Nagamachi (Kanazawa)
Onsenji Temple (Kinosaki)
Tobu World Square (Kinugawa Onsen)
Miho Museum (Koka)
Kompirasan (Kotohira)
Garan (Koyasan)
Kongobuji Temple (Koyasan)
Suizenji Garden (Kumamoto)
Mount Shirane (Kusatsu Onsen)
Yubatake (Kusatsu Onsen)
Kinkakuji (Kyoto)
Kitano Tenmangu (Kyoto)
Kyoto Station (Kyoto)
Nijo Castle (Kyoto)
Pontocho (Kyoto)
Ryoanji Temple (Kyoto)
Sento Palace (Kyoto)
Tofukuji Temple (Kyoto)
Yasaka Shrine (Kyoto)
Climbing Mount Fuji (Mount Fuji)
Toyota Related Sights (Nagoya)
Museum of History (Narita)
Sawara Town (Narita)
Kegon Waterfall (Nikko)
Lake Chuzenji (Nikko)
Ryuzu Waterfall (Nikko)
Shin-Hotaka Ropeway (Okuhida)
Kita (Umeda) (Osaka)
Minami (Namba) (Osaka)
Canal Area (Otaru)
Susukino (Sapporo)
Suganuma Village (Shirakawago)
Takachiho Gorge (Takachiho)
Sanuki Udon (Takamatsu)
Sunport Takamatsu (Takamatsu)
Morning Markets (Takayama)
Hama Rikyu (Tokyo)
Ikebukuro (Tokyo)
Kiyosumi Garden (Tokyo)
Koishikawa Korakuen (Tokyo)
Marunouchi (Tokyo)
Meiji Shrine (Tokyo)
Nihonbashi (Tokyo)
Rikugien (Tokyo)
Sengakuji Temple (Tokyo)
Sensoji Temple (Tokyo)
Shinjuku Gyoen (Tokyo)
Tokyo Dome City (Tokyo)
Tsukishima (Tokyo)
Ueno Park (Tokyo)
Yebisu Garden Place (Tokyo)
Yoyogi Park (Tokyo)
Chinatown (Yokohama)
Minato Mirai (Yokohama)
Yamashita Park (Yokohama)
Jomon Site (Aomori)
Museum of Art (Aomori)
Caves (Fuji Five Lakes)
Chureito Pagoda (Fuji Five Lakes)
Mt. Tenjo Ropeway (Fuji Five Lakes)
Music Forest (Fuji Five Lakes)
Oshino Hakkai (Fuji Five Lakes)
Sengen Shrine (Fuji Five Lakes)
Canal City (Fukuoka)
Fukuoka Castle Ruins (Fukuoka)
Biei (Furano)
Cheese Factory (Furano)
Botanical Garden (Hakone)
Gora Park (Hakone)
Gotemba Outlet Mall (Hakone)
Lake Ashinoko (Hakone)
Owakudani (Hakone)
Hot Spring Baths (Ikaho)
Ikaho Town (Ikaho)
Mizusawa Temple (Ikaho)
Mount Haruna (Ikaho)
Omori Town (Iwami Ginzan)
Silver Mine (Iwami Ginzan)
Sakurajima (Kagoshima)
Senganen Garden (Kagoshima)
Enoshima (Kamakura)
Higashi Chaya District (Kanazawa)
Kanazawa Castle (Kanazawa)
Omicho Market (Kanazawa)
Oyama Shrine (Kanazawa)
Stork Sanctuary (Kinosaki)
Kirishima Onsen (Kirishima)
Kirishima Shrine (Kirishima)
Sake Breweries (Kobe)
Pilgrimage Trails (Koyasan)
Tokugawa Mausoleum (Koyasan)
Hanatoro (Kyoto)
Kamo Shrines (Kyoto)
Philosopher's Path (Kyoto)
Takao (Kyoto)
Toji Temple (Kyoto)
Matsumoto Castle (Matsumoto)
Fujiten Snow Resort (Mount Fuji)
Subaru Line 5th Station (Mount Fuji)
Zenkoji Temple (Nagano)
JR Central Towers (Nagoya)
Aeronautical Museum (Narita)
Boso no Mura (Narita)
Katori Shrine (Narita)
Senjogahara Marsh (Nikko)
Shinkyo Bridge (Nikko)
Osaka Castle (Osaka)
Clock Tower (Sapporo)
Sendai Downtown (Sendai)
Tanabata Matsuri (Sendai)
Ainokura Village (Shirakawago)
Takachiho Shrine (Takachiho)
Shikoku Mura (Takamatsu)
Takamatsu Castle (Takamatsu)
Yashima (Takamatsu)
Ginza (Tokyo)
Imperial East Gardens (Tokyo)
Imperial Palace (Tokyo)
Institute for Nature (Tokyo)
Kappabashi Street (Tokyo)
Kasai Rinkai Koen (Tokyo)
Makuhari Messe (Tokyo)
Shinagawa (Tokyo)
Tokyo Game Show (Tokyo)
Auga Fish Market (Aomori)
Lake Motosuko (Fuji Five Lakes)
Lake Saiko (Fuji Five Lakes)
Lake Shojiko (Fuji Five Lakes)
Lake Yamanakako (Fuji Five Lakes)
World Heritage Center (Fuji Five Lakes)
Hiroshima Downtown (Hiroshima)
Yunotsu Onsen (Iwami Ginzan)
Seisonkaku Villa (Kanazawa)
River Cruise (Kinugawa Onsen)
Daishi Kyokai (Koyasan)
Reihokan Museum (Koyasan)
Hearn Residence (Matsue)
Samurai District (Matsue)
Snow Town Yeti (Mount Fuji)
Aeon Narita (Narita)
Ogi Town (Sado)
Aoba Castle (Sendai)
Shopping Arcades (Takamatsu)
Akasaka Sacas (Tokyo)
AnimeJapan (Tokyo)
Iimoriyama (Aizu)
Ouchijuku (Aizu)
Suehiro Sake Brewery (Aizu)
Tsuruga Castle (Aizu)
Iozan (Akan)
Lake Akan (Akan)
Lake Kussharo (Akan)
Lake Mashu (Akan)
Amanohashidate (Amanohashidate)
Chionji Temple (Amanohashidate)
Kono Shrine (Amanohashidate)
Nariaiji Temple (Amanohashidate)
Furukawa Fish Market (Aomori)
Hakkodamaru Ship (Aomori)
Nebuta Warasse (Aomori)
Mount Aso (Aso)
Mount Bandai (Bandai)
Urabandai (Bandai)
Beppu Hot Springs (Beppu)
Jigoku (Hells) (Beppu)
Oita Art Museum (Beppu)
Steam Cooking (Beppu)
Takasaki Monkey Park (Beppu)
Sounkyo Onsen (Daisetsuzan)
Fuji Q Highland (Fuji Five Lakes)
Fuji Safari Park (Fujinomiya)
Sengen Shrine (Fujinomiya)
Shiraito Falls (Fujinomiya)
Dinosaur Museum (Fukui)
Eiheiji Temple (Fukui)
Ichijodani Ruins (Fukui)
Maruoka Castle (Fukui)
Tojinbo (Fukui)
Momochi Seaside Park (Fukuoka)
Uminonakamichi Park (Fukuoka)
Azuma Mountains (Fukushima)
Hanamiyama (Fukushima)
Takayu Onsen (Fukushima)
Fukenoyu Onsen (Hachimantai)
Goshogake Onsen (Hachimantai)
Lake Tazawa (Hachimantai)
Matsukawa Onsen (Hachimantai)
Mount Hachimantai (Hachimantai)
Tamagawa Onsen (Hachimantai)
Fort Goryokaku (Hakodate)
Morning Market (Hakodate)
Red Brick Warehouses (Hakodate)
Choanji Temple (Hakone)
Detached Palace (Hakone)
Hakone Checkpoint (Hakone)
Pampas Grass Field (Hakone)
Kokoen Garden (Himeji)
Chusonji Temple (Hiraizumi)
Motsuji Temple (Hiraizumi)
Takkoku no Iwaya (Hiraizumi)
Green Bokujo (Ikaho)
Hara Museum ARC (Ikaho)
Inner Shrine (Ise Shima)
Meoto Iwa (Ise Shima)
Oharaimachi (Ise Shima)
Outer Shrine (Ise Shima)
Kikko Park (Iwakuni)
Kintai-kyo Bridge (Iwakuni)
Iya Kazurabashi (Iya Valley)
Iya Valley (Iya Valley)
Mount Tsurugi (Iya Valley)
Oboke Gorge (Iya Valley)
Oku-Iya Kazurabashi (Iya Valley)
Atami (Izu Peninsula)
Atami Castle (Izu Peninsula)
Mount Omuro (Izu Peninsula)
Awazu Onsen (Kaga Onsen)
Katayamazu Onsen (Kaga Onsen)
Natadera Temple (Kaga Onsen)
Yamanaka Onsen (Kaga Onsen)
Yamashiro Onsen (Kaga Onsen)
Shiroyama Park (Kagoshima)
Cherry Blossoms (Kakunodate)
Kakunodate Castle (Kakunodate)
Samurai District (Kakunodate)
Ankokuronji Temple (Kamakura)
Beaches (Kamakura)
Engakuji Temple (Kamakura)
Hachimangu Shrine (Kamakura)
Hasedera Temple (Kamakura)
Hiking Trails (Kamakura)
Hokokuji Temple (Kamakura)
Jochiji Temple (Kamakura)
Jomyoji Temple (Kamakura)
Jufukuji Temple (Kamakura)
Kenchoji Temple (Kamakura)
Meigetsuin Temple (Kamakura)
Tokeiji Temple (Kamakura)
Zeniarai Benten (Kamakura)
Zuisenji Temple (Kamakura)
Nishi Chaya District (Kanazawa)
Kyu-Karuizawa (Karuizawa)
Naka-Karuizawa (Karuizawa)
Shiraito Waterfall (Karuizawa)
Doraemon Museum (Kawasaki)
Kawasaki Daishi (Kawasaki)
Nihon Minkaen (Kawasaki)
Kawachi Wisteria Garden (Kitakyushu)
Yawata Steel Works (Kitakyushu)
Arima Onsen (Kobe)
Chinatown (Kobe)
Hyogo Museum of Art (Kobe)
Kitano (Kobe)
Kobe Beef (Kobe)
Kobe City Museum (Kobe)
Kobe Harborland (Kobe)
Meriken Park (Kobe)
Katsurahama (Kochi)
Kochi Castle (Kochi)
Kochi Downtown (Kochi)
Mount Godaisan (Kochi)
Kusatsu Ski Resort (Kusatsu Onsen)
Yumomi Performance (Kusatsu Onsen)
Chionin Temple (Kyoto)
Daigoji Temple (Kyoto)
Daikakuji Temple (Kyoto)
Daitokuji Temple (Kyoto)
Eikando Temple (Kyoto)
Enkoji Temple (Kyoto)
Higashiyama (Kyoto)
Hozugawa Cruise (Kyoto)
Kibune (Kyoto)
Kodaiji Temple (Kyoto)
Kurama (Kyoto)
Kyoto Imperial Palace (Kyoto)
Kyoto National Museum (Kyoto)
Maruyama Park (Kyoto)
Myoshinji Temple (Kyoto)
Nanzenji Temple (Kyoto)
Nishiki Market (Kyoto)
Ohara (Kyoto)
Sagano Railway (Kyoto)
Sanzenin Temple (Kyoto)
Shogunzuka Mound (Kyoto)
Shorenin Temple (Kyoto)
Tenryuji Temple (Kyoto)
Toei Eigamura (Kyoto)
Yoshiminedera (Kyoto)
Awashima Island (Marugame)
Honjima Island (Marugame)
Ibukijima Island (Marugame)
Marugame Castle (Marugame)
Mimoca (Marugame)
Shamijima (Marugame)
Takamijima Island (Marugame)
Entsuin Temple (Matsushima)
Godaido (Matsushima)
Kanrantei (Matsushima)
Matsushima Bay (Matsushima)
Zuiganji Temple (Matsushima)
Hot Springs (Minakami)
Mount Tanigawa (Minakami)
Outdoor Activities (Minakami)
Takumi no Sato (Minakami)
Tobe House (Minakami)
Daisho-in Temple (Miyajima)
Mount Misen (Miyajima)
Senjokaku (Miyajima)
Walking Trails (Miyajima)
Aoshima Island (Miyazaki)
Heiwadai Park (Miyazaki)
Miyazaki Shrine (Miyazaki)
Prefectural Museum (Miyazaki)
Science Museum (Miyazaki)
Seagaia Resort (Miyazaki)
Fujinomiya 5th Station (Mount Fuji)
Gotemba 5th Station (Mount Fuji)
Subashiri 5th Station (Mount Fuji)
Mount Inasa (Nagasaki)
Nagasaki Peace Park (Nagasaki)
Nagashima Resort (Nagoya)
Nagoya Castle (Nagoya)
Osu Kannon Temple (Nagoya)
Railway Museum (Nagoya)
Tokugawa Art Museum (Nagoya)
Ando Museum (Naoshima)
I Love Yu (Naoshima)
Lee Ufan Museum (Naoshima)
Heijo Palace (Nara)
Horyuji Temple (Nara)
Isuien Garden (Nara)
Kasuga Taisha (Nara)
Kofukuji Temple (Nara)
Naramachi (Nara)
National Museum (Nara)
Omizutori (Nara)
Shin-Yakushiji (Nara)
Toshodaiji Temple (Nara)
Wakakusa Yamayaki (Nara)
Wakakusayama (Nara)
Yakushiji Temple (Nara)
Yoshikien Garden (Nara)
German House (Naruto)
Otsuka Museum of Art (Naruto)
Ryozenji Temple (Naruto)
Whirlpools (Naruto)
Nasu Onsen (Nasu-Shiobara)
Shiobara Onsen (Nasu-Shiobara)
Around the Island (Shodoshima)
Great Kannon (Shodoshima)
Kankakei Gorge (Shodoshima)
Monkey Park (Shodoshima)
Movie Village (Shodoshima)
Olive Park (Shodoshima)
Soya Sauce (Shodoshima)
Teshima Island (Shodoshima)
Ameyoko (Tokyo)
Botanical Garden (Tokyo)
NHK Studiopark (Tokyo)
Sanja Matsuri (Tokyo)
Tokyo Disneyland (Tokyo)
Tokyo DisneySea (Tokyo)
Shibu Onsen (Yamanouchi)
Yudanaka Onsen (Yamanouchi)
Chikurin-in Temple (Yoshino)
Kinpusenji Temple (Yoshino)
Mikumari Shrine (Yoshino)
Mount Yoshinoyama (Yoshino)
Yoshimizu Shrine (Yoshino)

japan living profile
living duration
5-10 years
staying until
about a year or less
current visa
Permanent Residence