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Perry Road, Shimoda

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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. Plan your Perry Road visit and explore what else you can see and do in Shimoda using our Shimoda online travel planner .
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  • September 3, 2017
    The weather didn't cooperate with our beach trip, so we were looking for a place to kill some time. Perry Road is a cute option for that! It's in the small little town of Shimoda and stretches maybe 4...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    It is the main street to be viewed on shimoda . No so much to say. I have not taken pictures. It is just 2 small bridges on top of a river  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    That evoke emotion. A short distance, followed by exploring old Sawamura mansion, ryosen-ji Temple would pass. I think it is good because some fashionable cafes by utilizing the old houses on the banks of the rest stop.
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