holland island

Yamada Town


It is so called because a Dutch ship that was in trouble once stopped here. In 1643, the Breskens from Holland Island became separated from its companions due to a storm and anchored in Yamada Bay. At the time, the country was isolated, so the captain and 10 others were captured and sent to Edo. It is said that merchants and gunners were asked by the shogunate to teach Western gunnery in Edo. In the summer, it is crowded as the only uninhabited beach in Tohoku.

028-1352 Iioka, Yamada-cho, Shimohei-gun (inside Yamada Bay)
Yamada Town Fisheries and Commerce Division
Phone number 0193-82-3111

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