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Sannai-Maruyama site, Aomori
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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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  • After attempting to walk to the museum from downtown Aomori (don't do this... it's WAY too far), we took a taxi to check out the Sannai-Maruyama ruins and museum. The museum, which we were pleasantly ...  more »
  • It was interesting to walk around and see the different types of buildings that were reconstructed from 4,500 years ago, even in 6 degree weather. There is a great gift shop and a lot of interesting e...  more »
  • As the Jomon sites seems to be Japan's largest. Guide her learning together, explained to me, so very much. Jomon period lived by hunting and gathering and that is so large settlements have been able so far is amazing. Spectacular artifacts Exhibition Hall. I thought it was utilized, such as jade song experience. By bus from the Aomori station. free admission at 280 yen.
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  • 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
  • An awesome place to learn Japanese history
  • This is the place you must be when you are in Aomori. English speaking guide may be available.