Welcome to Japan!

The first port-of-call for the S.S. Universe Explorer and its passengers was Kobe, Japan. Kobe is a large port city that is located in Osaka Bay and is known as a city with a lot of excitement and energy. The city has been completely rebuilt after the earthquake of 1995 destroyed much of it.

We were especially excited to get to Japan as it was the first time in almost two weeks that we had touched land. We had a great time exploring the places, people and cultures of Japan. You can see and read some of our experiences with our Stories from Japan and, of course, the pictures.