Less Than 12 Hours Until I Leave For Japan

Tomorrow morning I will be leaving for Japan and I am a little nervous.  I’ve never traveled so far all on my own without family, friends, or classmates to keep me company.  I hope that I haven’t forgotten anything important and that my flight will go well.  Although, to be honest I am a bit more concerned about the trip from the airport in Osaka on the train to Kyoto.  I will have to get off, claim my baggage, exchange money, find the right train, buy a ticket, get off at the right stop and find my hostel.  I can’t check in at the arranged accommodations until Saturday morning and I’ll be arriving on Friday afternoon so…one night all alone.  Scary.

I wasn’t the best student in my Japanese class the last two years, and although there isn’t a language requirement for this program, I am crossing my fingers that I’ll be able to communicate with native Japanese.  We shall see.

I’m nervous and excited.  The adventure begins.


Hi, I'm Heather! By age 17, I had visited all seven continents and fully developed an obsession with traveling. I feel most alive when I'm learning about other countries and cultures, meeting locals, and discovering beautiful places. My goal of this site is to help you get the most out of your adventures!

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