|@Holland island floating in Yamada bay|
|Yamada lies almost in the middle of Iwatefs Rikuchuu seacoast coastal
line. North of Yamada you will find Miyako city, in the west we have Kawai
village and Oozuchi city, in the south it touches with Oozuchi as well
and the Eastern part faces the Pacific Ocean. Yamada covers an area of
More than half of the area consists of mountain forests and wasteland. The eastern and southeastern parts have the typical jagged coastline with quiet waves in Yamada and Funakoshi bay. Offshore the Kurile current and the Black current cross creating one of the worldfs most abundant fishing grounds.
Funakoshi peninsula with its rock faces, rocky beaches, Japanese red pines etc provides a scene of unsurpassed natural beauty and has great scientific value. It is said to be one of the last unexplored regions of Honshuu and was made into a national park in 1955.
The main industry would be the fishery in Yamada and Funakoshi-bay especially salmon fishing and the cultivation of oysters, scallops and seaweed and such.
The main means of transport are the JR Yamada railway and route 45. The distance between Yamada and the Tohoku Shinkansen, which departs from Morioka station, is about 130 kilometers. And the construction of a road traversing Rikichuu (Yamada highway) was started back in 1990.
Yamadafs climate is greatly influenced by currents like the warm black current and cold Kurile current which cross offshore and the severe northern mountain winds traversing west. Usually there falls little snow and winters in Yamada are quite mild.