The Sannai Maruyama Archaeological Site (OێR, Sannai Maruyama Iseki) is the largest and one of the most complete and best preserved villages from the Jomon Period (13000-300 BC). Unearthed by accident while surveying land to build a baseball field, the former village once included over 700 structures and dwellings including long houses, storage structures, roads, and trash and burial pits.

After the excavation and study of the site, the village was reburied with earth and a number of reconstructed pit dwellings, long houses and a large tower were built on top. Visitors can enter the reconstructions, some of which are quite large, as well as see a few of the original excavation sites around the grounds.

Adjacent to the excavation site stands the Jomon Jiyukan which exhibits objects excavated from the area and explains about the people who lived during the Jomon Period. It is also possible to try on Jomon period clothing, use tools of the era and try making handicrafts and toys. Typical food that the Sannai Maruyama villagers ate is served at a restaurant.

The Sannai Maruyama Archaeological Site, together with similar sites in the northern Tohoku Region and Hokkaido was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2021. It is easily visited in combination with nearby Aomori Museum of Art, which was designed in a style that imitates the excavation site.

Getting there and around

The Sannai Maruyama Jomon Archaeological Site is located next to the Sannai-Maruyama-Iseki-mae bus stop (OێRՑO), a twenty minute, 310 yen bus ride from Aomori Station. It is also a five minute walk from the Aomori Museum of Art.

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    • Dormy Inn Aomori Natural Hot Spring
      Mid-range
      Dormy Inn Aomori Natural Hot Spring is set in Aomori, 6 km from Sannai-Maruyama site and 43 km from Tsuta Hot Spring. With a restaurant, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Private parking is available on site. At the hotel, all rooms come with a desk. All rooms include a flat-screen TV, and some units at Dormy Inn Aomori Natural Hot Spring have a city view. At the accommodation the rooms come with bed linen and towels. Breakfast is available every morning, and includes buffet, continental and American options. Dormy Inn Aomori Natural Hot Spring has a spa and wellness centre with a sauna. Speaking English and Japanese, staff will be happy to provide guests with practical information on the area at the reception. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Aomori Station, Aomori Prefectural Kyodokan and A-FACTORY. The nearest airport is Aomori Airport, 12 km from Dormy Inn Aomori Natural Hot Spring.
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    • Kaisenkaku
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      Located in the Asamushi Onsen district of Aomori, Kaisenkaku is 19 km from Sannai-Maruyama site and 2 km from Asamushi Aquarium. The property is set 33 km from Hakkoda Ski Area, 38 km from Sukayu Onsen and 22 km from Moya Hills. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk as well as free WiFi. At the ryokan, rooms come with a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Rooms are equipped with a shared bathroom, while some feature a sea view. All rooms will provide guests with a fridge. A buffet, American or Asian breakfast can be enjoyed at the property. The restaurant at Kaisenkaku specialises in Japanese cuisine. The property has a hot spring bath. Cycling is among the activities that guests can enjoy near the accommodation. The nearest airport is Aomori Airport, 27 km from the property.
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    • Daiwa Roynet Hotel Aomori
      Luxury
      Set in Aomori, within 5.8 km of Sannai-Maruyama site and 43 km of Tsuta Hot Spring, Daiwa Roynet Hotel Aomori offers accommodation with free WiFi throughout the property. Each accommodation at the 4-star hotel has city views, and guests can enjoy access to a fitness centre and to a restaurant. Hirosaki Castle is 42 km from the hotel and Aomori Bay Bridge is 1.6 km away. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At Daiwa Roynet Hotel Aomori every room has bed linen and towels. A buffet breakfast is available every morning at the accommodation. Around-the-clock assistance is available at the reception, where staff speak English and Japanese. Popular points of interest near Daiwa Roynet Hotel Aomori include Aomori Station, A-FACTORY and Aomori Prefectural Kyodokan. The nearest airport is Aomori Airport, 12 km from the hotel.
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    • Hotel Jogakura
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      Located at the foot of Mount Hakkoda, Hotel Jogakura provides mountain resort accommodation boasting natural hot spring baths, saunas and gorgeous Japanese meals. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property, and ski equipment rentals can be arranged. Fitted with wide windows and dark-coloured wooden flooring, each guestroom comes with a TV, a fridge and a telephone. Guests can make a cup of tea using an electric kettle and tea bags. The en suite bathroom includes a bath tub and a hairdryer. Jogakura Hotel provides free luggage and ski storage services. Free-use internet PCs and a water server are available at the lobby. Laundry facilities can be used for free. The hotel offers free shuttles to/from JR Aomori Station, a 50-minute drive away. Aomori Airport is a 45-minute drive from the property. Japanese multi-course dinner is served at the dining room. A breakfast buffet with Western and Japanese dishes is also available.
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    • Iroha Ryokan
      Budget-friendly
      Only a 2-minute walk from JR Aomori Train Station, Iroha Ryokan offers simple Japanese-style rooms with a flat-screen TV. Japanese Yukata robes are provided for all guests and free parking is available. Guests sleep on tatami (woven-straw) floors and Japanese futon bedding in each air-conditioned room. Bathrooms and toilets are shared. A free-use washing machines is provided and luggage storage is available at the front desk. A Japanese set-menu is served for breakfast and dinner. Dinner is served at the guestsf room and guests can choose to have breakfast in their rooms or at the shared dining room. Guests who want to eat dinner must make a reservation upon booking. Ryokan Iroha is a 15-minute drive from Sannai Maruyama Site and a 20-minute drive from Showa Daibutsu Buddha Statue. Aomori Museum of Art is a 15-minute drive away.
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    • Richmond Hotel Aomori
      Luxury
      A 15-minute walk from JR Aomori Train Station, Richmond Hotel Aomori features rooms with VOD channels and free Wi-Fi. Guests can request relaxing massages for an extra cost and use the on-site coin launderette. Rooms come with air conditioning/heating facilities, a flat-screen TV and a seating area. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a bath and free toiletries. A fridge and an electric kettle with green tea bags are included in each as room as well. An air purifier and humidifier is provided in each room. The 24-hour front desk offers luggage storage, photocopying services and concierge services. Drinks vending machines are on site and guests can use the shared microwave. The property offers children's amenities including slippers and toothbrushes. A Japanese and Western-style breakfast buffet including local specialities is served at Sky Dining Brillianterrace. Aomori Richmond Hotel is a 15-minute drive from Sannai Maruyama Site and Aomori Museum of Art. Aomori Airport is a 20-minute drive away.
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    • Yadoya Tsubaki
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      Situated in Aomori and only 20 km from Sannai-Maruyama site, Yadoya Tsubaki features accommodation with sea views, free WiFi and free private parking. This 2-star ryokan provides a spa experience, with its hot spring bath and open-air bath. The property offers allergy-free units and is located 11 km from Gappo Park. The ryokan will provide guests with air-conditioned units with a tatami, a kettle, a microwave, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a shared bathroom with a a bath or shower. At the ryokan, every unit is fitted with bed linen and towels. There is a coffee shop on-site. The ryokan is located in a geothermal area, with a number of hot springs nearby for guests to relax in. Guests at the ryokan will be able to enjoy activities in and around Aomori, like hiking and walking tours. Munakata Shiko Memorial Museum of Art is 13 km from Yadoya Tsubaki, while Aomori Prefectural Kyodokan is 14 km from the property. The nearest airport is Aomori Airport, 25 km from the accommodation.
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    • Super Hotel Aomori
      Budget-friendly
      Situated within 6.6 km of Sannai-Maruyama site and 42 km of Tsuta Hot Spring, Super Hotel Aomori features rooms in Aomori. This 2-star hotel offers luggage storage space and free WiFi. Hirosaki Castle is 43 km from the hotel and Aomori Bay Bridge is 1.8 km away. All guest rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. The rooms at Super Hotel Aomori have air conditioning and a desk. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Aomori Prefectural Kyodokan, Munakata Shiko Memorial Museum of Art and Aomori Station. The nearest airport is Aomori Airport, 12 km from Super Hotel Aomori.
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    • HOTEL MYSTAYS Aomori Station
      Mid-range
      HOTEL MYSTAYS Aomori Station is a 3-minute walk from Aomori Train Station. Guests can enjoy their meals and a drink at the on-site caf? and restaurant. With free WiFi, the air-conditioned rooms all come with a flat-screen TV and an electric kettle. Each has a private bathroom equipped with free toiletries and a hairdryer. The restaurant serves local specialities. A Japanese and continental breakfast is offered daily. Sannai-Maruyama site is a 10-minute drive from HOTEL MYSTAYS Aomori Station. Aomori Airport is 15 km away.
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    • Hotel Aomori
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      Set a 6-minute drive from JR Aomori Station and Nebuta House Warasse, Hotel Aomori features a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. The hotel is 30 minutes by car from Sannai-Maruyama site. There is free shuttle service, a 24-hour front desk, and shops at the property. The hotel also offers bike hire. JR Shin-Aomori Station is 20 minutes by car. The nearest airport is Aomori Airport, a 30-minute drive km from the property.
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