Princess Kako flew out of Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on Sept. 12 in a plane heading for Britain, where she will attend a time-honored educational institution for the next academic year.

Kako, 22, will study history, theory and other subjects in theatrical art at the School of Performance and Cultural Industries of the University of Leeds, in the north of England, until June 2018.

The granddaughter of Emperor Akihito and second daughter of Prince Fumihito and Princess Kiko left her home in Tokyo’s Moto-Akasaka district in a car at around 10:20 a.m., and arrived at the airport at around 11 a.m.

Reporters wished Kako, in a white skirt and navy blue jacket, a good journey, and she responded by bowing and smiling repeatedly before progressing to the boarding gate.

Kako is scheduled to arrive at Heathrow Airport on the afternoon of Sept. 12, local time.

She is currently a junior at the International Christian University in the western outskirts of Tokyo, and is taking the course in Britain as part of the university’s exchange program.

Kako is expected to stay in dormitory accommodations run by the University of Leeds.

The term begins on Sept. 25, but Kako wants to arrive in the country well ahead of the start date to prepare for the coming months of study, according to a source.