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Address: 3-12-12, Shimoda 415-0023, Shizuoka Prefecture
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Small peaceful temple

Small peaceful temple in a peaceful small town. Ryosenji temple is pretty much at the start of the famed Perry Road. It was at this temple that the Treaty of Shimoda was signed... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 February 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Small peaceful temple in a peaceful small town. Ryosenji temple is pretty much at the start of the famed Perry Road. It was at this temple that the Treaty of Shimoda was signed between US and Japan by Commodore Perry.

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Howell, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2014

Small temple in Shimoda, we also visited the museum, that had the history of the area, with Perry, Harris and one story about Okichi-san. Interesting...

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Zushi, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

If you're interested in Matthew Perry and the opening of Japan in the 19th century this is good place to visit. Their little museum holds some interesting art and artifacts, and if you pray at the temple you'll allegedly have enhanced success in your career. The temple itself isn't very spectacular when compared to those in Kyoto/Nara/Kamakura, but its importance... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2013 via mobile

Fantastic little spot with a garden of white and lilla flowers. Flowers bloom in mid to late May. Here commodore Perry signed the Shimoda treaty. Don't miss the vertical garden and the little shrine on the left when you come in

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