Perry road is a nice walk from the port and Perry monument to the Ryosin-ji temple. Very piqturesque and an air of old Japan.
We had just arrived in Shimoda and looked at Ryosenji Temple where the trade treaty was signed and walking along a small laneway at the back we suddenly and delightfully burst into the Perry Road enclave. It is like a little a pretty little private village with the small stream, stone bridges and is lined with old buildings, shops and... More
I blame the hype, but when I arrived in Izukyu Shimoda I had a look around and was disappointed. The stuff promoting it on the Internet, saying that if you were only going to one place in the Izu Peninsula it had to be Izukyu Shimoda, got me really excited; perhaps too much – the seaside town left me confused.... More
A helpful brochure in English obtained at the railway station pointed out the historical sights in this town and a huge map put up along the way gave clear directions to Perry Road and the landing point. You have to walk quite a distance to reach the landing site of the Black Ships but the directions are clear and it's... More
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