The plinth-mounted bust of Matthew C Perry commemorates the landing of the US commodore and his men at this spot in 1854.
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...
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...
Soul Bar Tosaya
In the heart of Perry Rd, this unique place mashes up a traditional residence from the era of the Black Ships with a soul-music bar...
Shimoda Kappou Enn
The most stylish places to eat on Perry Rd, Kappou Enn serves fine-quality Japanese and fusion Italian dishes made from the best local...
Perry Road information
It takes less than ten minutes to walk end to end of this quaint cobbled street shadowing a narrow canal to Ryōsen-ji temple. However, the appealing ambiance of old houses under willow trees now occupied by cafes, jazz bars, boutique shops and restaurants will encourage you to linger.