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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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  • So on that day especially was not planned, casually in the sannai-. When going to a vast space interspersed with traces of ruins and restored houses, enjoyed more than expected. Adjacent facilities are also free, including exhibits and staff. Better weather and fresh wind blows, is pretty good. Also close to Museum of fine arts, is useful.
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  • Very spacious place located pit-dwellings, etc. Try walking is still Guide and it is required I think. Guide it is at the entrance of the hotel and the WRE. Guide it's description is easy to understand and answer questions. Aomori station, and bus to the ruins are easy to reach. You want to visit again.
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  • Volunteer guides who explain, so no more history is understandable. Workshop recommended for families with children. And in 30 minutes, totally addicted daughter had enjoyed.
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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

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Aomori offers a range of accommodations following the shore of Aomore Bay, so you can easily match the location of your hotel with the things you want to do. The main street, Shinmachi, which starts at the train station, offers a range of hotels, with prices tending to decrease as you move away from the station. A number of budget hotels sit between the highway and the Arakawa River, and you can also find a group of hotels further away in Asamushionsen, next to the aquarium. Check out a few traditional "ryokan" (guesthouses) next to the railway stationl, or look for family-friendly hotels downtown.
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