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Sannai-Maruyama Ruins

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Good for field visit as half the exhibits are outside the building and educational. Probably not a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Singapore, Singapore
Japan's largest Jomon period historical site

縄文時代の集落の跡が多数発掘され、それを元に当時の住居を復元し、その中に入って当時の生活の様子を知ることが出来る史跡です。新青森駅から距離があるため、公共のバスもしくはタクシー、乗用車で行くことをお勧... read more

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Tokyo, Japan
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This historic site was accidentally discovered during construction of a baseball stadium. Excavations have revealed artifacts and structures dating back 5500 years to the Jomon period.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Good for field visit as half the exhibits are outside the building and educational. Probably not a good idea to visit if the ground is wet.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

縄文時代の集落の跡が多数発掘され、それを元に当時の住居を復元し、その中に入って当時の生活の様子を知ることが出来る史跡です。新青森駅から距離があるため、公共のバスもしくはタクシー、乗用車で行くことをお勧めします。縄文時代の史跡はここ以外にもいくつかありますが、日本最大級の敷地と発掘された史料の多さは群を抜くと思われます。中でも特徴なのが大型の掘立柱建物。祭壇に使われたと推測される建物は残念ながら上ることは出来ませんが、往年の様子を想像しながら鑑賞するのもいいかもしれません。いくつかの竪穴住居の中は発掘現場の断面を見ることが出来るため、考古学マニアには垂涎の的と言えます。 復元された建物や遺跡に掲げられている案内は、日本語の他にも英語などの多言語で解説されていますが、ガイドに案内してもらうことをお勧めします。 At the historical site, many traces of settlements of the Jomon period were excavated. The historic site was maintained to make them widely known. Although there are several historical sites in Jomon period other than here, this is Japan's largest in terms of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

We took a municipal bus from Aomori station heading for Unten Menkyo Centre and got down infront of this Sannai Maruyama Museum. There is a video explaining Jomon era at the reception area. After that we walk straight to the museum and there are more...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank SerCh11
Reviewed November 19, 2018

Loved our tour with ace guide Kazumi Kawahata (Go, Sun Devils, Kazumi !).He brought the ruins to life, including theories of how the constructions could have been built. He is super enthusiastic and really, really good ! It is an amazing place to tour if...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank YRR_11
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Well worth a visit. You need to ask if an English speaking guide is available. Enthusiastic volunteers show younaround for nearly an hour. The site is quite big covering 43 hectares although thecwalking is quite easy. They explain the history of 5000 to 4500 BC...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 952cris
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

As others have noted this is a reconstructed Jomon-era (prehistoric) village and museum on an active archaeological site. We toured the village first which was probably a mistake. There is a fair amount of signage but it does a fairly poor job of explaining the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

This place is 10 minutes from Shin-Aomori station on the nebutan-go bus. I was surprised at how well-organised this whole place was, as well as the amount of information there was in English. Entrance to both the site and the museum is free. Upon request,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

Good history lesson - interesting for teens and kids who love crawling into ancient huts. But there is a lot of walking if your legs get achy and you have back problems.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

Really nice place to visit. Archeologists are still working on the site, and the orginal remains can be found next to replicates of ancient builings. Nice area to stroll around. The museum is really nice too.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Bianca R
Reviewed September 5, 2017

This is a great place to get a sense of how people lived in the Jomon period. There are numerous recreating structures based on archaeological findings, and the site is on an actual dig where you can see archaeologists at work. The museum is also...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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September 13, 2017|
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If you berth in Aomori port and have more than 5 hours to spare, I suggest you make your way to the Tourist Information Center there to find out the best means to Sannai Maruyama.
August 29, 2016|
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Only Japanese guiding tour has a fixed time schedule, it is operated at 1 hour interval (30 min. interval in holiday season. ) English guiding tours are available on demand. Contact information for making a reservation is... More
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