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Sannai-Maruyama Ruins

305 Sannai Maruyama, Aomori 038-0031, Aomori Prefecture
+81 17-781-6078
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Great Overview and Essence of Jomon

This is a great place to get a sense of how people lived in the Jomon period. There are numerous... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Davey Y
The real Hobbiton!

This place is about 10 minutes bus ride from Platform 3 at the Shin-Aomori train station. There... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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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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  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
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305 Sannai Maruyama, Aomori 038-0031, Aomori Prefecture
+81 17-781-6078
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Reviewed 5 September 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

Thank Davey Y
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

This place is about 10 minutes bus ride from Platform 3 at the Shin-Aomori train station. There were quite a good lot of reconstructed buildings and structures of the Jomon era at this huge site. In addition there are some excavated exhibits, including climate protected...More

Thank HotEarth
Reviewed 18 March 2017

On a crisp and cold winter morning, we caught a bus heading for Unten Menkyo Center from the Aomori station and got off at The Sannai Maruyama Archaeological Site. The municipal bus ride costs JPY310 per person and took about 20 minutes. On arrival, we...More

Thank TeohGK
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Very informative visit as there was good support for English speakers. Lots of unearthed artefacts on display in the museum. One of the highlights of your Aomori trip for sure.

Thank RolleingStone
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This is my third visit with my husband. Perhaps the best time to visit is spring to summer when nothing is covered by snow; you walk through the ancient civilization mostly outdoor. The tower and houses ...the world of anime "Mononokehime" by Hayao Miyazaki come...More

1  Thank SueG_11
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We visited these ruins recently and it didn't occur to us beforehand that visiting them in snow is perhaps not the best way to get the most out of them...everything was covered in a decent layer of snow, so anything that wasn't a building outside...More

Thank purringcat
Reviewed 28 November 2016

After attempting to walk to the museum from downtown Aomori (don't do this... it's WAY too far), we took a taxi to check out the Sannai-Maruyama ruins and museum. The museum, which we were pleasantly surprised to find out is free, gives a very good...More

1  Thank JoeyJoJoJrShabbadu
Reviewed 25 November 2016

It was interesting to walk around and see the different types of buildings that were reconstructed from 4,500 years ago, even in 6 degree weather. There is a great gift shop and a lot of interesting exhibits. Most of the signage has English translations, and...More

2  Thank socalguy93063
Reviewed 7 November 2016

One of the favorite places we visited while in Aomori. Our guide was informative and educational and didn't give us speculative answers. If there wasn't a clear explanation for things he explained that. Well worth a few hours of your time - especially if you...More

1  Thank Delbe M
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Settlement from 3500-2000 BC in the Jomon Era. Finds of stone tools, ornaments, and clay pots displayed in a modern museum. Little depth in the displays, so much that has been deduced about the Jomon occupants is not explained. Restaurant. No books in English.

Thank ArlingtonEddie
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Vincent C
14 September 2017|
Response from HotEarth | Reviewed this property |
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.
29 August 2016|
Response from MIHA3838 |
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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