Shimoda drinking and nightlife

Bar in Shimoda

Soul Bar Tosaya

Halfway along Perry Rd, this atmospheric spot mashes up a traditional residence from the era of the Black Ships with a soul-music bar. Note the ¥500 'music charge' per person. It also serves meals.
Cafe in Shimoda


Run by a cool couple who abandoned Tokyo for the slower life of Shimoda, this cafe-bar offers excellent coffee, pasta, paninis, and alcoholic beverages. Look for it opposite the green church.