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Uenohara Jomon no Mori Museum

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Starting with the exhibition introducing the excavated items from the Uenohara site, the oldest and largest settlement in Japan, slip back in time with the museum's vast deciduous tree and evergreen forests, a reconstructed Jomon village, a theater where you can experience Jomon period, and try your hand at making fire and pottery. From the view from the hill, you can see Sakurajima, Kinko (Kagoshima) Bay, and the Kirishima mountains.

More Information about Uenohara Jomon no Mori Museum

Street address

1-1 Kokubu Uenohara Jomon no Mori, Kirishima City, Kagoshima

Access

  • Around 20 minutes by car from Kokubu Station on the JR Nippo Main Line

Opening Hours

Exhibit hall: 9:00-17:00 Hands-on learning hall: 9:00-16:30 (admission is until 16:00)

Closed

Every Monday (if Monday falls on a holiday, the following day), December 30–January 1, *Open on January 2–3, April 29–May 5, and August 13–15

Website

https://www.jomon-no-mori.jp/jomon-no-mori/

Best season

All year

Point

Located in a deciduous forest are five recreated pit dwellings from sites such as the Uenohara site, Nagata site, and the Ufuta site, ranging from the Jomon period to the Kofun period. If you look outside from the homes of the people who lived long ago, you may be able to feel as if you have slipped back in time to a Kagoshima of the distant past.

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