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Sannai-Maruyama Ruins

305 Sannai Maruyama, Aomori 038-0031, Aomori Prefecture
+81 17-781-6078
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A relaxing visit to a mock Jomon Period Village

On a crisp and cold winter morning, we caught a bus heading for Unten Menkyo Center from the... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Kuala Lumpur
Interesting reconstructed village

Very informative visit as there was good support for English speakers. Lots of unearthed artefacts... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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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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305 Sannai Maruyama, Aomori 038-0031, Aomori Prefecture
+81 17-781-6078
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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 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...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
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).

1  Thank John2090
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...More

Thank Cher L
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30 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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Response from Ocassi0nal_Traveller | Reviewed this property |
Public bus from bus station outside JR station near the port or take a cab. Returning by cab may be a little difficult unless you tell your driver approximately how long you will be. You can pick up a bus timetable from... More