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Sannai-Maruyama site, Aomori

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Historic Walking Area Tourist Spot
Visit an important archaeological site and learn about the people who lived here around 6,000 years ago at Sannai-Maruyama site, a Special National Historical Site of Japan. First settled around 3900 BCE and abandoned in 2300 BCE, the area displays many examples of human development, showing the growth of the culture from a hunter-gather community into a more sedentary one. See the underground food stores and pit dwellings that marked the temporary hunter-gatherer settlement, and the long houses and overground food storage areas that show the development into a more sedentary way of life. Discovered in 1992 when builders were surveying the area with a view to building a baseball stadium, the archaeological site includes reconstructions, a museum containing artifacts, and a wealth of explanatory information panels. Arrange to visit Sannai-Maruyama site and other attractions in Aomori using our Aomori vacation builder.
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  • On a crisp and cold winter morning, we caught a bus heading for Unten Menkyo Center from the Aomori station and got off at The Sannai Maruyama Archaeological Site. The municipal bus ride costs JPY310 ...  more »
  • Very informative visit as there was good support for English speakers. Lots of unearthed artefacts on display in the museum. One of the highlights of your Aomori trip for sure.  more »
  • This is my third visit with my husband. Perhaps the best time to visit is spring to summer when nothing is covered by snow; you walk through the ancient civilization mostly outdoor. The tower and hous...  more »
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  • An archaeological treasure of Japan. Very valuable for understanding the beginnings of human settlement in Japan. Lots to see with guided tours and a direct bus to and from the main station.
  • A great place to go if you are interested in ancient cultures and survival.
  • Great historical site with explanations of the early jommon people. Audio guides in English and Korean available. Museum and restaurant are also nice. Be warned the bus doesn't come as often on weekends and you may have a long wait of you don't want to take a taxi.
  • Incredible. A must see for anyone with interest in past civilizations.
  • Rather good fun. Most of the site is bilingual