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Government official Jun Matsumoto promoted the ocean and swimming because of its restorative, health benefits and a hospital was built in Oiso. Before this, the ocean was considered a dangerous place only for fishing, never for swimming! Oiso was chosen from many sites as residents, used to accepting new ideas and methods because of its role as a post town along the Tokaido during the Edo period, welcomed the hospital and swimming!

Government official Jun Matsumoto promoted the ocean and swimming because of its restorative, health benefits and a hospital was built in Oiso. Before this, the ocean was considered a dangerous place only for fishing, never for swimming! Oiso was chosen from many sites as residents, used to accepting new ideas and methods because of its role as a post town along the Tokaido during the Edo period, welcomed the hospital and swimming!

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