The Sannai-Maruyama is a historical site that is considered to be the largest and the most preserved Jomon Period village in Japan.
It mainly features the remains of a long-term settlement from early to middle Jomon Period. When an excavation was made in 1992, pit-dwellings, large pit-dwellings, burial pits for adults, burial jars for children, mounds have been found.
The village was then reburied and the reconstruction of pit dwellings, long houses, and large towers were started on top.
In November 2000, the site was designated as a special historical site by the Japanese government.
Today, visitors are allowed to enter the reconstruction site to somehow feel the ambiance of the Jomon Period and to know more about the objects that were excavated from the area. It can also give the visitors knowledge about the life of the people who lived there during the period.
Feel it more by fitting Jomon Period clothing, use some tools from the era and trying handicrafts and toys.
From the Aomori Station, ride a bus bound to Sannai-Maruyama-Iseki-mae bus stop. The site is located next to the bus stop.
Jomon Jiyukan opens at 9:00 to 17:00 and until 18:00 from June through September. It is closed on December 30 to January 1. Admission is free.
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