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 .
Perry Road Reviews
La via è molto bella e pittoresca, tenuta benissimo, pulita e ordinata. Inoltre lungo la via ci sono molti negozi per lo shopping e ristoranti per mangiare. more »The street is very beautiful and picturesque, well maintained, clean and tidy. Also along the way there are many shops for shopping and restaurants to eat.
あまり期待はしていなかったのですが、なかなか風情のある道です。 川の両側に趣のある建物が連なっており、柳の緑と紫陽花が映えます。 やはりここは紫陽花が咲いている時期が綺麗です。 more »I didn't expect much, but it's a pretty tasteful road. There are a series of quaint buildings on both sides of the river, and the green and hydrangea of the willow shine. After all, the time when hydrangea is in bloom here is beautiful.
Very nostalgic, a small piece of old Shimoda. I was there in winter, but it should be much prettier in spring or summer when the trees have leaves. I enjoyed walking around here and feeling as if I traveled back in time.
The shopowners are making a big effort. Still, the "road" as such is too short to be a real attraction, and maybe because of that there are too few visitors. Makes you cross your fingers for the Shimodans.
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