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Visiting the Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan

Site tours

The Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan consist of 17 archaeological sites: 6 in Hokkaido, 8 in Aomori Prefecture, 1 in Iwate Prefecture and 2 in Akita Prefecture. There is also one associated archaeological site in Hokkaido and another in Aomori.
Most of these prehistoric sites are blessed with a rich natural environment that’s characterized by vegetation and geological features reminiscent of the Jomon period, allowing visitors to reflect on the livelihood of people in those days and to enjoy the seasonal natural beauty and various events held there. Another appeal is that people find something new with every visit.
There’s more than one way to enjoy these prehistoric sites. You may want to visit them in order of chronology, type (e.g., settlement sites or stone circles), or location. Or you may choose to revisit your favorites again and again.
On a tour to any of the sites, you won’t want to miss the chance to stop in at the visitor facilities near the site. They provide detailed information on the site and archaeological excavations, and display many artifacts unearthed there, such as pots and clay figurines. Tour guides are available at some facilities.

List of the Component Parts and Visitor Facilities of the Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan
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Note: When visiting any of the archaeological sites, please observe all the precautions set by each site and visitor facility.

Note: When visiting any of the archaeological sites, please observe all the precautions set by each site and visitor facility.
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Access

Access map

Kiusu Earthwork Burial Circles Takasago Burial Site Irie Site Kitakogane Site Washinoki Stone Circle Ofune Site Kakinoshima Site Sannai Maruyama Site Komakino Stone Circle Futatsumori Site Choshichiyachi Site Korekawa Site Odai Yamamoto Site Tagoyano Site Kamegaoka Burial Site Omori Katsuyama Stone Circle Isedotai Stone Circles Oyu Stone Circles Goshono Site

By rail

For access from the nearest station to the archaeological site, see the corresponding site introduction page.

Goshono Site Korekawa Site Choshichiyachi Site Futatsumori Site Sannai Maruyama Site Komakino Stone Circle Oyu Stone Circles Isedotai Stone Circles Omori Katsuyama Stone Circle Tagoyano Site Kamegaoka Burial Site Odai Yamamoto Site Ofune Site Kakinoshima Site Washinoki Stone Circle Irie Site, Takasago Burial Site Kitakogane Site Kiusu Earthwork Burial Circles

By plane

For access from the nearest airport and station to the archaeological site, see the corresponding site introduction page.

Kiusu Earthwork Burial Circles Kitakogane Site Irie Site, Takasago Burial Site Washinoki Stone Circle Ofune Site Kakinoshima Site Sannai Maruyama Site Komakino Stone Circle Omori Katsuyama Stone Circle Futatsumori Site Choshichiyachi Site Oyu Stone Circles Isedotai Stone Circles Korekawa Site

Travel maps

The JOMON MAP (published in March 2020) is handy for touring the Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan. It includes a map of the prehistoric sites as a whole and information on the sites and visitor facilities, as well as recommended tour routes.
The JOMON MAP is available at the sites and can also be downloaded from this page (see below).
(The map is in A1 size (594 × 841 mm) and folds down accordion-style to 30 × 12 cm.)

Outside pages

In addition to information on the sites and visitor facilities, these pages introduce tourist spots and local dishes by area.

Inside pages

These pages include a map of the prehistoric sites as a whole, with information on access from the nearest stations and airports.

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