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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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  • You didn't know there such sites until I went to Aomori. Facility was over money, made better known. Put in the ruins was interesting. I think it is boring to people just not interested.
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  • I was very suprised and had heard only the name, but was restored in this way. Technological skills of the ancient people's admiration. I thought I was visited at the beginning of December, windy and snowing weather, but I'm a bit more warmer months, enjoy more. In-room facilities.
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  • 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 »
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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.