Discover the fascinating culture of the Jomon people who lived in Japan during the Neolithic (stone age) period. At this important site, we will walk through a reconstructed village to learn about daily life. Later, we'll go through the museum to see original artifacts found at Sannai Maruyama. I'm looking forward to showing you around one of my favourite places!
Let's meet at bus stop 6.
Take the municipal bus to Sannai Maruyama.
Stroll through the site to learn about the daily life of the Jomon people.
Take the bus back to Aomori station.
Sannai Maruyama is the largest Jomon site in Japan. It is still an active archaeological site and there is much to see and do here. Outside there is a reconstructed village where you will see houses and other buildings from the period, as well as graves, thousands year old pottery fragments and an amazing tower. Inside is a museum showing the original artifacts. Here you will get a deep understanding of the daily lives of the Jomon people. After the museum, we'll head down to where the archaeologists work. If we're very lucky, we'll see them working on artifacts.
If you are interested and have time, there is also an opportunity to do Jomon inspired craft (extra cost).
There is a souvenir shop and also a cafeteria. I highly recommend the chestnut soft ice cream!
I can't work every Monday or Saturday; twice a month I have other commitments. Also, I'm not available during winter - December to March.
This tour involves a fair amount of walking so I recommend wearing comfortable shoes. Also, as we'll be outside for part of the time, please wear clothes suitable to the season. Summer can be very hot and humid; a hat and sunscreen is recommended. And don't forget something to drink!
Unless otherwise discussed, we'll travel on the local municipal bus. You will need coins or 1000 yen notes which can be changed on the bus. IC cards, eg; Suica or Pasmo are also accepted.