The port of Shimoda is located in the Izu peninsula. It is most famous for being the location of the arrival of Commodore Matthew C. Perry on board of his black ships, which will de facto force the opening of Japan to the West after centuries of isolationism.

If you liked these photo and wish to learn more, I wrote a complete guide about the city of Shimoda with travel advice and places to stay.

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