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Shimoda

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

Side trips from Shimoda

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

Hidden gems in Shimoda

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

Kid-friendly things to do in Shimoda

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

Historic Sites in Shimoda

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

Beaches in Shimoda

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

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