Sannai-Maruyama Site, Aomori

Ruin · Historic Walking Area
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. Plan to visit Sannai-Maruyama Site during your Aomori vacation using our convenient Aomori tour site.
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  • Visited here in February when it was freezing cold! But still enjoyed the site and all the history! :)  more »
  • Teepees and everything else you can live in in ancient times is covered in a fantastic walk about... people there are so friendly and helpful.  more »
  • Sannai-Maruyama is well worth visiting. There are buses direct from Aomori station if one does not have a car. Our first stop on entering was to see the video explaining the Jomon era. This is in...  more »
  • A really nice place to learn about Jomon era. A little too small for my taste but would recommend for history lovers anyway.
  • Must visit if you are in Aomori! It’s free of charge and english is available. There are clay workshops as well
  • Early and Middle Jomon period 15000 to 5000 yrs ago settlement excavated on 1992 reveals the advance civilization at that time and a very peaceful one. Short light walk around the site.
  • Amazing historical site with remains and reconstructed buildings from the Jomon period (approximately 4000 years ago). Was very interesting and informative. Great place to walk around and experience what life would have been like back then. Well worth the trip to get there on the bus as it was free to enter! Would definitely recommend a visit.
  • Free?! So much is offered, so much to see. Worth your time.

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