Following the end of the Ice Age, the Jomon Period began in Japan around 13,000 years B. C. and lasted 10,000 years. Aomori Prefecture, together with the prefectures of
Hokkaido, Akita and Iwate hope for the inclusion of 17 Jomon prehistoric sites in northern Japan as world cultural heritage sites. Come visit the fabulous Jomon museum of Korekawa in Hachinohe and Oyu Stone Circles in Akita. Korekawa and Oyu sites are among those 17 Jomon prehistoric sites.
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Hachinohe Portal Museum Hacchi, Mikkamachi, Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture
Korekawa Jomon Museum houses artifacts unearthed from the Korekawa Stone Age sites in Korekawa area in Hachinohe City, Aomori. The museum has one national treasure clay figurine with clasped hands, called Gassho Dogu, and one of the largest collections of lacquered clay and wooden pots, and lacquered baskets. The museum also has a large collection, Izumiyama Collection, of snow-goggle eyed clay figurines and Kamegaoka style pots and vessels.
Lunch. The cafe is named after Takko Town's sister city, Gilroy, California, because both cities are known for production of garlic.
Visit two large scale stone circles of Jomon Period, about 2,000 to 1,500 years B.C. The center of the two circle stones and the sundial-like collection of stones form a line that points toward the sunset on the summer solstice. Many ritual tools such as clay figurines, have been unearthed, which you can see in the exhibition hall.
Return to downtown area of Hachinohe.
Downtown area in Hachinohe City.
Visit two of the 17 Jomon Archaeological sites which Aomori prefecture, together with Hokkaido, Akita and Iwate aim for the inscription as a world cultural heritage.
You can see the largest collection of lacquered clay pots, combs, baskets and wooden vessels at Korekawa Jomon Museum. Also you can see one of the largest collection, Izumiyama Collection, of snow googled eyes clay figurines, and Kamegaoka style clay pots.
Aomori prefecture is known for the production of the best garlic, and in fact, the number of its production is No1 in Japan . You can have lunch at Takko town garlic center.
Visiting stone circles in Japan is not something that people expect in Japan, however, in northern Japan, there are some, from the Jomon Prehistoric Era. Why not visit these places.
guide fee only.
transportation fee (you and guide) - 220 yen per person for bus fare to Korekawa and a van from Korekawa to Oyu cost approx. $600.
admission fees (250 yen per person for Korekawa Jomon Museum and 320 yen per person for Oyu Stone Circle Exhibition Room).
Korekawa Jomon Museum is closed on Mondays.
Oyu Stone Circles are closed during the winter; December to April.
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It was my pleasure! I hope everyone enjoyed the cold weather at the beginning of winter. Best wishes. Akiko
The perfect experience as Akiko organised everything to perfection and was very patient in explaining things. She also had back up plans. We were able to see Akita dogs and the traditional cherry bark craft. Thanks again Akiko and hope to engage your services next time we are Japan.
Thanks, Edward. Happy to see you all again at the noodle restaurant after the tour. Hope you enjoyed another day in Akita, and explore more during your stay in Japan.
Akiko planned a wonderful tour for us for the one day we had to tour Aomori Prefecture. Excellent planning, very flexible to meet our needs, and wonderful personality. We enjoyed the day so very much!
Happy to know that you really enjoyed the day including pizza! I hope to see you again in Colorado some time in the future. Warmest regards, Akiko