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
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...
Elegant, understated ambience and fantastic seafood. The Isōjiru soup is made from over a dozen varieties of shellfish and looks like a...
Lonely Planet review
In the centre of town is Hōfuku-ji, a temple that is chiefly a museum memorialising the life of Okichi.
The museum is filled with scenes and artefacts from the various movie adaptations of her life on stage and screen. Okichi's grave is also here, in the far corner of the back garden, next to a faded copper statue. Other stones in this garden are dedicated to her, with the names of actors who played her.