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Perry Road, Shimoda

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Historic Site · Landmark
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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  • This road needs some truly honest feedback. If you have traveled or will travel around Japan, this is not the place to go for architecture. Go to Kyoto or Kawagoe. Unless you are already in this...  more »
  • You can feel the old good Japan there. They say Commodore Perry visited this town and walked this road when he negotiated the opening of Japan to the outside world in the late Edo period.  more »
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