Japan’s first restaurant that specializes in making authentic pizza made with naturally fermented sourdough and natural wines. Sourdough is a traditional naturally fermented leaven in a mixture of flour and water.  Draught beer and caprese salad are also recommended.  It is a must-visit restaurant at Iritahama.

348-37 Kisami, Shimoda shi, Shizuoka 415-0028 TEL 0558-36-3643 – 3 walk from Aquaholic

Cafe Mellow

A Hawaiian café near Ohama beach with relaxing seaside interior design. Their menu includes loco moco, hamburgers and chile beans, food perfect fit for the seaside town.  The café is kid friendly, so families are very much welcomed.  Their outside balcony seats is proven a treat during summer season. They also serve desserts such as malasada, shakes and apple pies to delight you during your cozy afternoon break. The cafe take no reservation, and it can be crowded during launch time in high seasons, so early visits are recommended.

1892-1 Kisami, Shimoda shi, Shizuoka 415-0028 TEL 0558-27-2327 – 15 minutes by car from Shimoda Station, 5 minutes by car from Aquaholic

“Tsuji”  Local seafood cuisine

A long-established restaurant since 1955.  If you want to enjoy local famous Kinme-don, Ise robster, and abalone, Tsuji is your choice.  The restaurant is run by the third generation of local seafood wholesalers, guaranteeing the best freshness.  As it faces Shimoda Bay, you can enjoy the view of the bay from the private rooms on the second floor.  A reservation is not required but recommended in advance.

 3-19-36 Shimoda shi, Shizuoka 415-0023 TEL 0558-22-0269 – 5 minutes by car from Shimoda Station, 7 minutes by car from Aquaholic

South Cafe

Hawaiian, American and other western menus such as avocado burgers, chili beans and seafood salads.  A stylish cafe, welcoming anybody as well as families with children.  Pizzas and sandwiches can also be taken out.  In the high season, the cafe take no reservation, and it can be crowded during launch time, so early visits are recommended.

918-2 Kisami, Shimoda shi, Shizuoka 415-0028 TEL: 0558-25-5015  – 3 minutes by car from Aquholic toward south on the route 135.

Ma Chere Mer ”Bansyo” at Shimoda Tokyu Hotel

If you are up for breakfast, this is the best choice.  The view overlooking the beautiful Nabeta Bay and the Pacific Ocean will add grace to your start of the day. The buffet embraces varieties of Japanese as well as Western dishes.  Reasonably priced at 2,500 yen per adult, 1,500 yen per elementary school student, 750 yen per child from 3 years old to preschooler.  Wine and sake are included as complementary, if you happen to be ready for them even in the morning!  Breakfast buffet is served from 7:00 to 10:30 (L.O. 10:00)。By the way, you can also dine there for a full course starting at 9,000 yen.

5-12-1 Shimoda shi, Shizuoka 415-8510 TEL 0558-22-2411 – 3 minutes drive from Aquahoilc toward Shimoda bay.


A restaurant and bar of creative cuisine with backgrounded soul music, located near Perry Road.  The restaurant’s building was constructed in 1854, and it has an indescribable atmosphere with a DJ booth inside with Edo period exteriors outside.  A decent selection of cocktails and bar cuisines including fish and chips, pizza and chicken wings.  A very nice bar to chill out to end the day.

3-14-34 Shimoda shi, Shizuoka 415-0023 TEL 0558-27-0587 – a 5 min drive from Aquahoilc. Taxi is recommended if you are planing to drink.


A famous eel restaurant run by a chef who trained at the famous “Noda Iwa” in Higashi-Azabu, Tokyo.  The specialty is charcoal-grilled eel on the fluffy rice.  The atmosphere of the restaurant is modest and rather sober, but the taste is certain.  It’s crowded during the season, so reservation is recommended.  Reservations will not be accepted unless you are already in Shimoda City.  Selected as one of the 100 best eel restaurants in the county in the Tabelog for year 2018 and 2019.

2-8-14 Shimoda shi, Shizuoka 415-0022 TEL 0558-22-0365 – 5 minutes drive from Aquaholic

Patisserie Que Sera Sera

A sophisticated confectionery and cake run by a couple trained at Montsaint Clair in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo.  In addition to cakes, there are also a variety of tarts, macacarons, cream puffs and apple pies.  You can also order birthday and Christmas cakes, if you plan for occasions at Aquahoilc.

3-40 Shikine, Shimoda shi, Shizuoka 415-0037 TEL 0558-25-6720 – 8 min drive from Aquaholic