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Shimoda

3.6
Beaches · Historic Sites · Parks
On a trip to Shimoda, a small town nestled on the tip of the Izu peninsula, you can take advantage of the scenic sandy beaches and soak in the laid-back atmosphere. Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Shimoda's port in 1853, ending the country's isolation from the rest of the world. A number of museums and monuments commemorate the historic event, and sightseeing in Shimoda can also include several shrines, temples, onsens, and verdant parks known for colorful hydrangeas. Take stress off the schedule by using our Japan trip site.
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Popular things to do in Shimoda

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Perry Road ©
Historic Site
Perry Road
2.8
Duration: 1 hour
Shimoda Aquarium ©
Aquarium
Shimoda Aquarium
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Mount Nesugatayama Observatory
Observation Deck
Mount Nesugatayama Observatory
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Shirahama Beach ©
Beach
Shirahama Beach
4.3
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Shimoda

Mount Fuji ©
World heritage site
Mount Fuji Chubu
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours Fuji
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Joren Waterfall ©
Waterfall
Joren Waterfall Izu
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls ©
Waterfall
Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls Kawazu-cho
4.3
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Shimoda

Shimoda Park ©
Park
Shimoda Park
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Tsumekizaki ©
Beach
Tsumekizaki
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Iritahama Beach
Beach
Iritahama Beach
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
Ryosenji Temple ©
Religious Site
Ryosenji Temple
3.4
Duration: 1 hour

Kid-friendly things to do in Shimoda

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Tatadohama Beach ©
Beach
Tatadohama Beach
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
Kisami Ohama Beach ©
Beach
Kisami Ohama Beach
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Sotoura Beach ©
Beach
Sotoura Beach
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Touji Beach ©
Beach
Touji Beach
4.0
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Shimoda

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Shirahama Jinja Shrine ©
Religious Site
Shirahama Jinja Shrine
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Hofukuji Temple ©
Religious Site
Hofukuji Temple
3.0
Duration: 1 hour
Suzaki Ebisu Island
Historic Walking Area
Suzaki Ebisu Island
3.6
Duration: 1 hour
Gyokusenji Temple ©
Religious Site
Gyokusenji Temple
3.3
Duration: 1 hour

Beaches in Shimoda

Kujupama Beach ©
Beach
Kujupama Beach
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Nabetahama Beach
Beach
Nabetahama Beach
3.9
Duration: 1 hour

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