Aomori

Sannai-Maruyama Special Historical Site

Journeys through Japanese legends

Sannai-Maruyama Special Historical Site

A magical pillared structure clearly rises against the autumn sky in the falling light of dusk. This is one of the remains of the Jomon period, restored by Aomori City and made into the Sannai-Maruyama Special Historical Site. A multitude of Jomon memories remain in this site consisting of the remains of a Jomon village. This site is the largest of its kind in Japan, inviting visitors to enter an ancient world.

Discover what life was like in the Jomon period

During the Jomon period between 5,500 years and 4,000 years ago, the foundation of people’s lives was already in place in Aomori. The Sannai-Maruyama Special Historical Site gives us an understanding of what life was like back then. Wandering over the expansive site, you will be able to see pit dwellings consisting of restored Jomon residences, as well as reservoirs, garbage dumps, and tombs, which shows that people were already using land selectively for their needs. If you want to enjoy a deeper stroll in the ruins, use of free guidance by one of the volunteer staff is recommended.

Stone circles of Historic Komakino Site

Mysterious stone circles can be seen at the Historic Komakino Site, which is about 20 minutes south of the Sannai-Maruyama Special Historical Site by car. A sacred tenseness can be felt in the air. Created in the first half of the late Jomon period, these stone circles are deeply associated with burials and other rituals. These stone circles, created over long periods at great effort, tell us about the strong spirituality of the Jomon people and their organizational strength. The Jomon Learning Center and Komakino Hall located near the ruins show excavated artifacts and information about the ruins.

Maple viewing at Mt. Hakkoda-san

Visit one of the best maple viewing spots in Aomori. From the mountaintop park at the Hakkoda Ropeway terminal, you will be able to admire the autumn colors at the foot of the mountain.

Miso curry milk ramen

Aomori’s unique local gourmet dish You can taste this special dish at five ramen shops in Aomori City. The three different ingredients blend exquisitely for a great taste that you ought to check out.

INFORMATION

Location/Access 305 Aza Maruyama, Oaza Sannai, Aomori City, Aomori
About 30 minutes by car (rental) from Aomori Airport (Sannai-Maruyama Site)

Aza Komakino, Oaza Nozawa, Aomori City
About 15 minutes by car (rental) from Aomori Airport (Komakino Site)
Opening hours [Sannai-Maruyama Special Historical Site]
9:00-17: 00 (last admission 30 minutes before closing)
Open until 18:00 during Golden Week and from June 1 to September 30
Closed 
New Year's Holiday (December 30 - January 1)

[Komakino Site]
May 1 - September 30: 9:00-17:00
October 1 - November 15: 9:00-16:00
Closed 
Closed in winter from November 16 to April 30
Inquiries Sannai-Maruyama Special Historical Site Jomon Jiyukan 
Tel: 017-781-6078
http://sannaimaruyama.pref.aomori.jp

Jomon Learning Center and Komakino Hall
Tel: 017-757-8665
http://komakinosite.jp/

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