A 5 minutes walk along the Tokaido Line from Oiso Station. Also known as Machiya-en (traditional townhouse), the former residence of Tōson was a three-roomed single story traditional house, with cedar bark used for the outer walls, and Taisho glass (rare nowadays) for the sliding doors. There is also a small garden with a simple Kabuki-mon (gate with a crossbar) surrounded by a bamboo fence.
From olden days, this place was known as “Yorogi (Yurugi, Koyurugi, Koyorogi) Beach” and has appeared in many poems, including the following anthologies: Man’yoshu, Kokin Wakashū and Shin Kokin Wakashū. After the Meiji period, this place has become a place of relaxation with many financial giants and great writers building their villas here.