• Sannai-Maruyama Site

Sannai-Maruyama Site

  • Foreign Language Pamphlets
    English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Korean
  • Wi-Fi
    Available for free


Sannai-Maruyama Site is the remains of a settlement where people led a sedentary life during the Early to Middle Jomon Period (about 5,900 to 4,200 years ago). Excavations so far have revealed the remains of about 550 pit dwellings, including large ones, and about 890 children’s graves.
The site is maintained as a park that features a large, reconstructed three-tiered symbolic structure comprising wooden platforms supported by pillars planted firmly in the ground. There are also many earthen mounds called Minami Morido, which that consist of a lot of soil, clay vessels, stone tools, and dogu (clay figurines).
After learning about the lifestyle and culture of the Jomon Period at the Jomon Jiyukan, which serves as the entrance to the remains, feel the four seasons of the Jomon Period at the Jomon Theater. Then, move on to see the permanent exhibits in the Sanmaru Museum, which displays around 1,700 artefacts including some 500 Important Cultural Properties excavated from the Sannai-Maruyama Site.
At 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., museum staff conduct a guided tour of the site (this may include a break of about 20 min.)
Also popular is the museum shop, which sells specialty goods.

Admission: Adults, 410 yen (330 yen); University and high school students, 200 yen (160 yen); free for junior high school ages and younger.
*Prices in parentheses are for groups of 20 or more; does not include fee for special exhibitions.

Location Information

  • Address

    305 Sannai Maruyama, Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture, 038-0031

  • Nearest Station
    Shin-aomori Station
    ・ Ou Line
    ・ Tohoku Shinkansen
    ・ Hokkaido Shinkansen
    15 minutes by bus
  • Phone Number
    Available languages
    only in Japanese
  • Hours
    Every day 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Open until 6:00 p.m. during Golden Week, June 1-9, and on September 30.
  • Closed
    The 4th Mon. of the month
    *If closed for a national holiday, it is also closed the following day.
  • Budget
    160 JPY - 410 JPY
  • Wi-Fi
    Available for free
  • Public Site
    Official Site
  • Foreign Language Pamphlets
    English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Korean

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