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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. Plan to visit Sannai-Maruyama Site during your Aomori vacation using our convenient Aomori tour site.
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  • Sannai Maruyama Jomon site is one of the four Jomon sites designated as a national special historic site alongside the Togariishi Neolithic site (Nagano Prefecture), Oyu Stone Circles(Akita... 
    Sannai Maruyama Jomon site is one of the four Jomon sites designated as a national special historic site alongside the Togariishi Neolithic site (Nagano Prefecture), Oyu Stone Circles(Akita...  more »
  • This site is only 15minutes drive from the Railway/ downtown. The museum is very well done and then you walk to the ‘village’ huts etc outside in about 5-10 minutes. It’s also very close to the... 
    This site is only 15minutes drive from the Railway/ downtown. The museum is very well done and then you walk to the ‘village’ huts etc outside in about 5-10 minutes. It’s also very close to the...  more »
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  • It's an excellent museum setup right around the actual excavation site. Not too big, so it doesn't occupy a whole day or anything The excellent recreations outside are accompanied by some of the actual dug-up areas which are covered and protected. The inner part of the museum contains artifacts and great multilingual information about what they've learned about the Jomon people, particularly from the time period of the site. There's special temporary exhibitions around every so often, and you can also check out the area they piece the pottery back together. Plus a gift shop
  • Try to catch the free guided tours which run every hour- that makes the visit so much more interesting! Unfortunately I think these tours are only in Japanese. Maybe they have translation devices, not sure. You can lend winter boots for free as well. PS: if you have the art museum ticket, you can avail a small discount here.

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