Sannai-Maruyama site, Aomori

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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  • September 28, 2017
    From Shin-Aomori station 10 minutes by car. Sannai-Maruyama site went from Jomon Museum: a model of the ruins of time would play tunnel, going to the ruins, ruins before using coin-operated lockers and volunteer guides (both free). You can see the Jomon lifestyle Buri, pit buildings, tombs and exhibited in the ruins.
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  • September 27, 2017
    Souvenir shops in the pit would be worth a visit but rather aims at a world heritage site, it is impossible and I think he can take the fun and delicious ice-cream
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  • September 26, 2017
    It is a very historical place. Columns used in the Jomon era real still and moving. Dugouts are successfully restored. Aomori to come, if you have time, please take a look at visit ✨
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  • March 17, 2017
    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.
  • May 1, 2017
    A great place to go if you are interested in ancient cultures and survival.
  • August 14, 2016
    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.
  • November 6, 2016
    Incredible. A must see for anyone with interest in past civilizations.
  • October 4, 2016
    Rather good fun. Most of the site is bilingual

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