This is a Jomon period archaeological site located on southeastern area in Hachinohe City. The site, approximately 376,000 square meters, was designated as a National Historic Site in 1957.
This site is called as “Korekawa Stone Age Site”, which consists of three sub-sites, “Nakai Site”, “Ichioji Site” and “Hotta Site.
There are about 4,000 unearthed articles known as the excellent artifacts. The Korekawa Archaeological Institution (Korekawa Jomon Kan) displays those such as Gassyo Dogu (clay figures with clasping hands) designated as a National Treasure in 2009.
At the facility, volunteer’s guide in Japanese and in English is available for free.
*For guide in English, reservation is required one week in advance.
Korekawa Archaeological Instituion, Korekawa Jomon Kan, Tel: 0178-38-9511
|Address||1 Yokoyama, Korekawa, Hachinohe-shi, Aomori 031-0023|
|Open||Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
|Closed||Korekawa Archaeological Instituion, Korekawa Jomon Kan and Institute Branch (Jomon Gakushu Kan) Monday (Open on the first Mondays of the month, and when Mondays are the national or substitute holidays.) Following day of national and substitute holidays (Open when those holidays are Saturday or Sunday) Year-end and New Year’s holidays (December 26th – Jaunuary 4th)|
|Price||For Site: Free
[Korekawa Archaeological Instituion, Korekawa Jomon Kan]
Adults¥250 (¥130); high school and college students ¥150 (¥80); elementary and junior high school students ¥50 (¥30)
Admission fees for groups (20 persons and over) are noted in the brackets above.
Please note that some of the hands-on experience will be separately charged.
[Institute Branch (Jomon Gakushu Kan)]