Toward World Heritage registration

The “Jōmon Archaeological Sites in Hokkaidō, Northern Tōhoku, and Other Regions,” which consist of 17 sites in four prefectures, including the Ōyu Stone Circles, are precious remains that are extremely rare in world history, representative of a prehistorical culture that settled more than 10,000 years ago in diverse geographic and natural environments, including coasts, hills, mountains, lakes, wetlands, and rivers, and sustained on foraging, hunting, and fishing. The aim is to register the “Jōmon Archaeological Sites in Hokkaidō, Northern Tōhoku, and Other Regions” as world heritage to carefully preserve and leave these valuable remains for future generations.
* Jōmon Archaeological Sites in Hokkaidō, Northern Tōhoku, and Other Regions
Hokkaido: Ōfune site, Kakinoshima site, Kiusu Earthwork Burial Circles, Kitakogane Shell Mound, Irie Shell Mound, Takasago Shell Mound
Aomori: Sannai-Maruyama site, Komakino site, Ōmori-Katsuyama site, Korekawa stone-age site, Tagoyano site, Kamegaoka stone-age site, Ōdai-Yamamoto site, Futatsumoro Shell Mound
Akita: Ise-Dōtai site, Ōyu Stone Circles
Iwate: Goshōno site