Shimoda, Izu Island – Day 1(a)

Atami
[Throwback March] On the way to Izu island.

Ito line
Izukyuko Line where the seats are lined parallel by the windows for the passengers to sit by and watch the beautiful coastline.

Shimoda
Though unfortunately for us, it was raining cats and dogs that we could barely see anything. Boo!

Shimoda

Shimoda is a pleasant city on the Izu Peninsula. It has historical importance as the landing place of several of Commodore Perry’s “black ships” in 1854, an event which marked the end of Japan’s era of isolation and the start of diplomatic relations between the US and Japan.

Japan Guide

Shimoda
The main reason why we were there was to help the local city office test out their travel app. This is pretty comprehensive app with walking routes and recommendations for food and shopping for this small city. Though the English version is still much less detailed than the Japanese one.

Shimoda
Can’t exactly remember the name of this character but I think the TV drama was filmed here and so we can see many of the characters in different position dotting around town.

Shimoda
The famous black ship in this area.

Shimoda
Due to the heavy, we were not able to test out the app fully with their recommended walking tour.

Shimoda
But we definitely used it find the store that we were supposed to pick up our souvenir.

Shimoda
And the local eatery that comes highly recommended on the app too.

Shimoda
Typical Japanese eatery set up.

Shimoda
Home made side dishes

Shimoda
Freshly steamed chawa mushi

Shimoda
Deep fried oysters

Shimoda
Sashimi for one, that is ALOT

Shimoda
Sea Bream in soy sauce.

Shimoda
Orange jelly for dessert.

Address:旬の味 ごろさや静岡県下田市1丁目5-25

Shimoda Omiyage
Since the rain was so heavy, we can’t continue our main goal for today so we had to end early. The rest of the group headed back to Tokyo whereas my friend and I decided to stay over for a night to enjoy the hot spring and continued our journey northwards to check into our onsen hotel.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: