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Sannai-Maruyama Ruins

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Address: 305 Sannai Maruyama, Aomori 038-0031, Aomori Prefecture
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This historic site was accidentally discovered during construction of a...

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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Interesting reconstructed village

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 alive with this place.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 was completely invisible. That said, it was still peaceful walking around outside in the snow... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 look at life in stone-age Japan (the Jomon period). I was quite surprised that Aomori... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 be sure to ask for the English pamphlet when you enter if you don't read... More 

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Joshua
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 have a good guide.

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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The site dates back 4000-5500 years and is representative of the indigenous people of this part of Japan. The buildings are recreations based on archeological evidence uncovered during digs. Some of the remain exposed (under cover).

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

You get to see the remains of a village (or settlement) from the Jomon period of Japan (approximately 5,500 to 4,000 years ago), learn about this period and the way the people lived, and even experience some of it yourself! You can dress as people from this period, make pottery and jewelry, and try to light a fire using sticks!... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I was there when it was snowing heavily and thus a large part of the site is buried in snow. To me, this make the experience a lot more interesting and I certainly have fun tracking through the snow. The museum provided snow boots which is certainly very helpful in dealing with the almost knee high snow. I really like... More 

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