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Jomon World of Hakodate

Jomon World of Hakodate

The Jomon period lasted for over 10,000 years in Japan. The Jomon people lived by reaping the bounties of nature, that is by harvesting nuts, catching fish and hunting animals. Rope-patterned Jomon potteries is one of the characteristics of this period.

Many Jomon sites have been excavated in northern Japan, including Hokkaido, Aomori, Iwate, and Akita prefectures, leaving traces of the lives of the Jomon people.
The 17 sites in this area were registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2021.

The Kakinoshima site and the Ofune site, which are part of the World Heritage Sites, are located in the Minamikayabe region of Hakodate City. Moreover, you can learn about the spirit and life of the Jomon people at a museum. It displays excavated items including a national treasure found on one of the sites in Hakodate City.

You can get information about the Jomon period around Hakodate.

World Cultural Heritage



Information about Jomon in Hakodate

Jomon Archaeological Sites in Hokkaido and Northern Tohoku

Jomon for Adventure Travel Hokkaido

Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan

The Hokkaido Universe

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