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The Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan are a group of world heritage sites composed of 17 sites in southern Hokkaido and northern Tohoku.


The Jomon culture existed in the northern part of Japan from about 13000 BCE until 3000 BCE. A hunter-fisher-gatherer culture, it has left behind an archaeological heritage of remains of residential buildings, places of worship and burial including large stone circles as well as different objects of everyday use and art.

The four prefectures below jointly run the official multilingual information site.


Map of Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan


Central Circuit[edit]

  • 1 Kiusu Earthwork Burial Circles.
  • 2 Takasago Burial Site.
  • 3 Irie Site.
  • 4 Kitakogane Site.

Southern Circuit[edit]

  • 5 Ofune Site.
  • 6 Kakinoshima Site.



  • 7 Odai Yamamoto Site.
  • 8 Tagoyano Site.
  • 9 Kamegaoka Burial Site.
  • 10 Omori Katsuyama Stone Circle.
  • 11 Sannai Maruyama Site.
  • 12 Komakino Stone Circle.
  • 13 Futatsumori Site.
  • 14 Korekawa Site.


  • 15 Isedotai Stone Circles.
  • 16 Oyu Stone Circles.


  • 17 Goshono Site.

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