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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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  • 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 »
  • Visited here in February when it was freezing cold! But still enjoyed the site and all the history! :)  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
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