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Perry Road, Shimoda

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Historic Site
Make time for a short walk on Perry Road, where you can retrace the footsteps of Matthew C. Perry and learn how Japan altered its foreign diplomacy in order to open its doors to the West. The quaint street follows a water canal, intersected by small bridges that connect the walking paths found on both sides. You can start your walk in the spot where Commander Perry arrived with his ships and demanded a trade agreement with Japan. Finish on the opposite side, in the hydrangea-filled park. To visit Perry Road and other attractions in Shimoda, use our Shimoda trip itinerary maker.
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  • Only take 10 minutes to walk end to end at this charming street along the canal. Can begin walking from Ryōsen-ji temple, through Perry Road, then lead to Shimoda Park. For people like to see more stu...  more »
  • This is a very lovely small city all round. But the area around the old town is particularly charming with some lovely cafés dotted about. Weeping willows and jasmine fragrance abounds.  more »
  • Line most of Shimoda Perry Road has seen much, much better days. If you are in Shimoda it is probably worth the time to walk up from the train station to see it, but for goodness sake to not spend the...  more »