Korekawa Jomon Museum and Oyu Stone Circles

Day Trip

Akiko O.

4.78(9) reviews
Aomori
English
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

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.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

Hachinohe Portal Museum Hacchi, Mikkamachi, Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture

09:10

Korekawa Jomon Museum, 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.

11:30

Gilroy Cafe, Takko Galic Center

Lunch. The cafe is named after Takko Town's sister city, Gilroy, California, because both cities are known for production of garlic.

13:30

Oyu Stone Circles, Kazuno, Akita Prefecture

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.

17:00

Hachinohe City

Return to downtown area of Hachinohe.

Ending Point

Downtown area in Hachinohe City.

What to Expect

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.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee only.

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide) - 220 yen per person for bus fare to Korekawa and a van from Korekawa to Oyu cost approx. $600.

lunch.

admission fees (250 yen per person for Korekawa Jomon Museum and 320 yen per person for Oyu Stone Circle Exhibition Room).

Important Information

Available except Mondays, and from December to April.

Korekawa Jomon Museum is closed on Mondays.

Oyu Stone Circles are closed during the winter; December to April.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

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Ariella B.

Aug 12, 2019

Amazing 2 day tour

We had 2 wonderful days with Alkiko. We would High recommend booking with Akiko

Akiko O.

Thank you! It was my pleasure to travel with you all. Two great families!

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Olivia C.

Feb 12, 2019

Very helpful and knowledgeable

Akiko was very helpful and we enjoyed our trip in Akita with her. She's very friendly , excellent communication skill. She organized our tour very well and maximized our day. Thank you

Akiko O.

It was my pleasure! I hope everyone enjoyed the cold weather at the beginning of winter. Best wishes. Akiko

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Edward C.

Nov 17, 2018

Odate dogs and Magewappa

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.

Akiko O.

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.

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Carolyn L.

Oct 23, 2018

Amori Prefecture Tour including Oirase Gorge and Stream, Lake Towada boat cruise, and Seiryuji Temple, and Japanese Pizza!

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!

Akiko O.

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

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