Shimoda City Travel Guide


Just three hours south of Tokyo, on the southern coast of Japan’s Izu Peninsula, visitors will find sunny Shimoda City. Although the city is home to just 25,000 residents, Shimoda has become very popular with Japanese travelers, who revere the area for its pristine beaches, its high-quality hot springs resorts and its surfing. Despite the high volume of annual visitors, the area retains a small-town charm, with cobbled pedestrian pathways and annual re-enactments of key moments in the city’s dramatic history.

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