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Goshono Ruins

Ruins of a village in Tohoku from the Jomon Period, 4,000 years ago

The Goshono Ruins is a large historic site of a former village that existed 4,000 to 4,500 years ago in the latter part of the Jomon Period. On the site, Goshono Jomon Park features replicas of pit-dwellings with turf roofs and stone circles. There is also a museum adjacent to the site, offering learning opportunities about the culture of the site, the area and the period through displays of excavated artifacts.

Goshono Jomon Museum

The museum, located in Goshono Jomon Park, offers a large variety of experiences and opportunities to visitors. The main features are excavated artifacts, including the Carved-Nose Mask (Important Cultural Property), and images are shown on a large screen. In the area called Goshono Jomon World, the lifestyle and the scenery from different seasons from the period are shown on the screen and through projection mapping. Other fun features of this museum are a workshop of earthen-ware and accessory making and seasonal nature experiences. Check out the line-up on the website!


Name Goshono Ruins
Website http://goshono-iseki.com/en
Address 2 Goshono, Iwadate, Ichinohe-machi, Ninohe-gun, Iwate
Access Approximately 5 minutes' drive from the Ichinohe IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Approximately 15 minutes' drive from JR Ninohe Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen
Approximately 10 minutes by Iwate Kenpoku Bus Goshono Jomon Koen Line from Ichinohe Station on the IGR Iwate Galaxy Railway Line
Approximately 5 minutes' taxi drive from Ichinohe Station on the IGR Iwate Galaxy Railway Line
Business Hours 9:00 to 17:00
Inquiries TEL: 0195-32-2652
Others Admission required at some museums (for exhibition)

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