Korekawa Archaeological Institution: (Korekawa Jomon Kan)

Korekawa Archaeological Institution: (Korekawa Jomon Kan)

One of the three national treasures in Aomori Prefecture, the "Gassho Dogu" is in the collection and on display!

The Korekawa Jomon Kan promotes Hachinohe's Jomon culture through the display of artifacts excavated from archaeological sites.

It also functions to research buried cultural properties in Hachinohe City. The exterior of the building is designed in the image of a "Jomon-era pit dwelling" or "black and red.

The exhibition room consists of (1) a theater that evokes the Jomon world, (2) a corner that conveys the beauty of the Jomon to the senses, and (3) a corner that explains the research results of the Korekawa Ruins.

A national treasure, the "Gassho Dogu" is on display, allowing visitors to experience the spiritual world of the Jomon.

The Korekawa Stone Age Site adjacent to the Korekawa Jomon Kan was registered as a World Heritage Site in 2021 as part of the "Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan 

Important cultural assets excavated from the ruins are stored and displayed for viewing.


Making fire...Free

Making a Nameshi no Kudadama (a stone with a hole in the middle)...300 yen

Various experience menus are available.

General Information

Adults: 130 yen (130 yen for groups)
University/high school students: 150 yen (80 yen for groups)
Junior high school/elementary school students: 50 yen (30 yen for groups)
*Special exhibitions require a separate admission fee.
Opening Times
09:00 to 17:00 (admission until 16:30)
Monday (1st Monday of the month, or open if the day falls on a national holiday or substitute holiday)
The day following a national holiday or substitute holiday (Saturdays, Sundays, open if the holiday falls on a national holiday)
Year-end and New Year holidays (December 27 - January 4)

For information on temporary closing/closing and events
Refer to the website (https://www.korekawa-jomon.jp/)
About 10 minutes from Hachinohe IC of Hachinohe Expressway
Approx. 15 minutes by cab from JR Hachinohe Station.
JR Hachinohe Station (Sat., Sun., Holidays) East Exit Bus Terminal 4 Nambu Bus (to Korekawa Jomonkan) → Get off at Korekawa Jomonkan.
Rapia Bus Terminal/Central Area Nambu Bus (J42,J112) → Get off at Korekawa Jomonkan.
Bus stop J43 (Chuo Dori) in the central city bus terminal 3 (Chuo Dori) to Korekawa Danchi (1-chome) → Get off at Korekawa Jomonkan.

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Car Park
● Regular vehicles: Approx. 90 spaces
● Large vehicles: 6 spaces
● Wheelchair spaces: 3 spaces
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*Special exhibition fees apply during special exhibition periods.
*For groups of 20 people or more, the group rate is charged.
*The Branch Library (Jomon Study Hall) and Korekawa Stone Age Site cannot be visited for the time being due to construction work associated with the maintenance of the historic site.

Volunteer guides will be on hand to explain the exhibits (in English) free of charge.
Reservations are required at least one week prior to your visit.


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