Sannai-Maruyama Historical Site is one of Japan’s largest historical sites consisting of remains of human settlement from approximately 5500 to 4000 years ago. The site features several pit-houses and stilt-houses unearthed since archeological excavation began in 1992. The excavation has also uncovered various earthenware and stoneware artifacts, as well as those composed of jade and skillfully created lacquer. These findings were of great significance as it provided us with a new image of the Jomon culture.
In 1994, Aomori Prefecture decided to preserve the site upon consideration of the site’s historical significance. In November 2000, Sannai-Maruyama Historical Site was designated as a National Special Historical Site of Japan.
Nominating the Jomon Historical Sites for a World Heritage Site
In addition to Sannai-Maruyama Historical Site, there are many historic sites from the Jomon period demonstrating Jomon culture throughout Hokkaido and northern Tohoku area. Considering the historical and cultural significance of the sites that must be preserved for future generations, there is currently a plan to nominate the Jomon Historic Sites in Hokkaido and Northern Tohoku for World Heritage Site.
Learning about the Jomon Culture
At the Sannai-Maruyama Historical Site, within the Jomon Jiyukan (Park Center), visitors can view artifacts from the excavation site on display. Additionally, visitors can try their hand at craftwork inspired by Jomon culture. English speaking volunteer guides attend to help upon reservation.
- 305 Sannai Maruyama Aomori-shi,Aomori 038-0031 JAPAN
- Telephone Number
- Opening Times
- ･Jomon Jiyukan (Park Center) 9:00~17:00
*Open until 18:00 during Golden Week and the period of June 1st to September 20th
･Hokusaikan (Souvenir Shop) 9:00~17:00
(May-October) Food 11:00~15:00, Drinks 10:30~17:00
(November-April) Food 11:00~14:00, Drinks 10:30~16:30
*Opening hours may change due to special events.
- ･December 30th- January 1st
･Other designated days for site maintenance
- No. 3 Bus Stop, JR Shin-Aomori Station East Exit
15 minutes via Shuttle Route Bus Nebutan Go (Bus Fare ¥200)
Get off at Sannai-Maruyama Iseki Mae (Sannai-Maruyama Historical Site Stop)
- Sannai Maruyama Jomon Culture CenterSee trip advisor
- Free Wi-Fi
- Tax Free
- Parking Lot
- Face Masks