Kakinoshima site

垣ノ島遺跡 / kakinoshima iseki

Kakinoshima site

垣ノ島遺跡 / kakinoshima iseki

The Kakinoshima site is located next to the Hakodate Jomon Culture Center, which is displaying a national treasure. It is a very valuable site with the remains of a long-term settlement - a settlement from about 9,000 to 3,000 years ago. This site was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2021.

The most distinctive feature of this site is the U-shaped earthwork mound, which is one of the largest mounds in Japan with a length of 190 m and a width of 120 m. Pit graves have been found in the mound in addition to earthenware and stone tools. A small hill at the center is like a baseball mound and is considered to have been used as a place for rituals.

Hours

  • April - October; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, November - March; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Holidays

December 29 - Junuary 3

Fee

Free

Phone

0138-25-2030

This phone number is for inquiries only. It is unrelated to the actual address.
(It cannot be inputted into a car navigation system.)

Address

416-4 Usujiri-cho, Hakodate

Access from Hakodate Station

  • Take the Hakodate Bus Line 99 bound for "Shikabe Shutchojo" and you will arrive at the "Kakinoshima Iseki-shita" bus stop in 90 minutes.
  • 6 minutes on foot
    *Please check with the bus center in front of Hakodate Station for details.

Parking

Website

Historic Site
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