Welcome to Shimoda
Shimoda (下田) holds a pivotal place in Japan's history as the spot where the nation officially opened to the outside world after centuries of near isolation. This legacy is preserved in shrines, culturally significant locations and folklore, as well as the ersatz 'black ships' that take tourists on harbour cruises. The small port's laid-back vibe is also perfectly suited to an exploration of its surrounding beaches, which are some of the best in Izu.
Amazing hotels and hostels
We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.