Shimoda, City in Japan
General Information about Shimoda
Shimoda (Shimoda) is a middle town within Shizuoka prefecture in the ChÅ«bu region. Sister cities of Shimoda are Hagi in Japan, Numata in Japan and Newport in the USA.
There is a fishing and passenger port in the city. Trains do not go here. You need another means of transportation to get to Shimoda.
Travel tips for Shimoda
Top Shimoda destinations for your sightseeing are the City bathing beach (å¸‚å†…æµ·æ°´æµ´å ´) from 07/21 to 08/30, the Ryugu-cave (é¾å®®çªŸ) throughout the year and the Perry road (ãƒšãƒªãƒ¼ãƒãƒ¼ãƒ‰) throughout the year.
The Black ship festival (é»’èˆ¹ç¥), another great attraction where you can experience the Grave festival, ceremony, parade, Japan-US sports challenge and other multinational events (å¢“å‰ç¥ã€è¨˜å¿µå¼å…¸ã€ãƒ‘ãƒ¬ãƒ¼ãƒ‰ã€æ—¥ç±³ã‚¹ãƒãƒ¼ãƒ„å¯¾æ±ºãªã©å›½éš›è‰²è±Šã‹ãªã‚¤ãƒ™ãƒ³ãƒˆ).
Do you want to see fireworks in Shimoda? The Black Ship festival fireworks above the sea (é»’èˆ¹ç¥æµ·ä¸ŠèŠ±ç«å¤§ä¼š) is popular. You can best watch from the Shimoda bay. Another fireworks is the Shirahama sea festival with fireworks (ç™½æµœæµ·ã®ç¥å…¸ãƒ»èŠ±ç«å¤§ä¼š). Have a good view from the Shirahama Ohama seawater bath.
If you want to take a hot bath in Shimoda, the spa Shimoda Onsen (ä¸‹ç”°æ¸©æ³‰) brings you relaxation and is also good for Neuralgia.
You want to eat well and enjoy a drink in Shimoda? The Red snapper dish (ãã‚“ã‚æ–™ç†) is recommended by locals. Another recommendation for gourmets: The Super-class turban shell (Sç´šã•ã–ãˆ).
Do you already own a souvenir from Shimoda? You could buy for example the Processed goods of red snapper, available in the Way station shop.
Flowers and Foliage
To mention in Shimoda is the Narcissus in flower, which you can see in the Tsumekisaki nature park (çˆªæœ¨å´Žè‡ªç„¶å…¬åœ’) from 12/20 to 02/10.