Ryōsen-ji & Chōraku-ji
A 25-minute walk south of Shimoda Station is Ryōsen-ji , site of the treaty that opened Shimoda, signed by Commodore Perry and...
Black Ship Art Gallery
Shimoda Kōen & Wakanoura Promenade Park
If you keep walking east from Perry Rd, you'll reach the pleasant hillside park of Shimoda Kōen, which overlooks the bay. It's loveliest...
Soul Bar Tosaya
In the heart of Perry Rd, this is one of the oddest mash-ups we've seen: a traditional residence from the era of the Black Ships that's...
Upstairs Italian trattoria run by a friendly writer who's great for a chat about all things Shimoda. The Shimoda seafood pasta with...
Perry Road information
This quaint cobbled street leads along a canal to Ryōsen-ji temple and is a pleasant place to stroll around on a lazy afternoon. The old traditional houses under willow trees are now full of cafes, jazz bars, boutique shops and restaurants.