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[Aomori] Sannai-Maruyama Special Historical Site (三内丸山遺跡): Unveiling Japan’s Ancient Civilization

Discover the Roots of Japanese Civilization at the Sannai-Maruyama Special Historical Site Known for its Breathtaking Archaeological Wonders

Embark on a journey back in time to the captivating Jomon period at the Sannai-Maruyama Special Historical Site in Aomori City. This breathtaking archaeological wonderland spans approximately 39 hectares and houses over 700 pit dwellings, pillar-supported structures, and more, offering a fascinating insight into the roots and growth of Japanese civilization and culture.

Discover the remains of a massive Jomon period settlement that dates back to the second half of the sedentism development stage. Unearthed in 1992 during the construction of a baseball stadium, this site is an ideal location to learn about the daily life of ancient Japanese people.

Visit the Sannai Maruyama Jomon Culture Center to immerse yourself in the culture of the Jomon period. The center exhibits excavated artifacts and reconstructed models of buildings and structures found on the site. Visitors can try their hand at various activities related to the era, including pottery making, fire making, and archery.

Don’t miss this chance to discover one of the oldest and most extensive settlements in Japan’s history and gain a deeper understanding of the Jomon people who flourished and adapted to their environment for thousands of years.

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