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I’ve Moved!

I originally started this blog as a way to help others who were planning on studying abroad in Japan. I went through a great deal of trouble when preparing for my trip abroad, so I had hoped to save others from the same trouble.

I absolutely loved my time in Japan, and in the process, I found that I actually really enjoy blogging. However, over time I realized that I treated this more as a journal than a blog. For that reason, I have decided to launch my own travel blog! The main focus is still on trip planning. My goal will always be to help others be less stressed and prepare better for their upcoming trips. However, now I’ll focus on everything travel related, not just Japan!

You can check out my new website at: http://footstepsofadreamer.com

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March 21st, 2017 – Rikkyo Bound Students

I’ve moved! All of the content on this blog as well as new content can be found on my new site: Footsteps of a Dreamer


Hey all,

It’s been a little while since I’ve written, especially since my Japan adventure has come to a close, but for others its just beginning. I’ve gotten a few emails asking about different things from the welcome packet and paperwork that needs to be submitted. I hope to address some of those questions below. If there are any questions you still have that you feel like I haven’t addressed, feel free to let me know and I’ll make sure to get them added.

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July 24th, 2016 – Himeji

Today, I was off to see Himeji and Kokoen, but before I did that, I also stopped at Kyoto Tower since it was closed the first time I went. I’ll admit that when I learned about Himeji castle in my Japanese classes, I wasn’t overly interested in it. The pictures of it in our textbook weren’t overly spectacular and it definitely wasn’t a place I was in a rush to go see. In the end I decided to go mostly because it isn’t that far from Kyoto and because it’s such a popular place. In the end, I’m super glad I went. I think it’s my favorite out of all the castles I’ve been to.

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July 14th, 2016 – Chikan (Perverts)

Honestly, I debated on whether or not I would post about this, but after some thought, I figured it was worth talking about.

Back at my home university we learned the word chikan, which means pervert. We used to make jokes about it all the time, and since arriving in Japan I’ve seen some women only trains, but other than that, I hadn’t thought much about it.

Recently though, I’ve had some encounters with some pretty creepy guys. In comparison to other stories I’ve read online, my encounters weren’t bad at all, but they were definitely still enough to creep me out.

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