Ryōsen-ji & Chōraku-ji
A 15-minute walk south of Shimoda Station is Ryōsen-ji (了仙寺), site of the treaty that opened Shimoda, signed by Commodore Perry and...
The plinth-mounted bust of Matthew C Perry commemorates the landing of the US commodore and his men at this spot in 1854.
Black Ship Art Gallery
Ryōsen-ji's Black Ship Art Gallery displays artefacts relating to Perry, the Black Ships, and Japan as seen through foreign eyes and...
Run by a cool couple who abandoned Tokyo for the slower life of Shimoda, this quirkily decorated cafe offers excellent coffee, light...
In business since 1916, serving hearty comfort food such as kamo nabeyaki udon (duck hotpot; ¥1000); there's a big badger out the front.
1-5-25 Shimoda · interesting places nearby
Elegant, understated ambience and fantastic seafood. The Isōjiru soup is made from over a dozen varieties of shellfish and looks like a tide pool in a bowl. The sashimi-don (rice bowl), not on the English menu, is also excellent. Look for the wooden fish decorating the entrance.