Matsuda town was dominated by Samurai Odawara clan for a long time. Especially in Matsuda Soryo, Matsuda soshi and Koyama, these regions were thrived as a zyoka-machi (castle town) of Odawara castle. Beside, Matsuda town was invaluable for travellers who passes Ashigara-road to reach Hakone town in Edo era.
Matsuda town is located in the west side of Kanagawa prefecture where is about 70km from Tokyo. There are Tomei-highway (Oi-Matsuda IC), Odakyu line (Shimatsuda St) and JR Gotemba line (Matsuda St) so easy to access from Tokyo and other cities.