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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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  • I stopped by in the middle of the Aomori sightseeing detour around. You could immerse themselves in historical romance, dwelling offers free, very clean, was reproduced in the expansive grounds and archaeological sites. Tablet info at the entrance to explain each point to borrow free of charge you can go around listening to the explanation, here farming was and I--or on the grave! Such as renting easy and fun, so I recommend the.
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  • One of the favorite places we visited while in Aomori. Our guide was informative and educational and didn't give us speculative answers. If there wasn't a clear explanation for things he explained tha...  more »
  • Museum and exhibited a lot of thing such as pottery, figurines, arrowheads. The restored ruins of the Jomon period and go outside the House, etc. You could feel the Jomon period, so. Japanese from the foreign countries (France, the United Kingdom? Taiwan, Thailand, etc.) of people had many visitors. And many say this is all free of charge.
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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.