Destinations

函館 南茅部観光案内 | Hakodate Minamikayabe Travel

函館から北東へ約30km。噴火湾に面する南茅部は道南を代表する縄文文化の里で、北海道で初めて国宝に指定された中空土偶はこの町で発見された。

また、江戸時代から献上昆布の別称を持つ日本一の真昆布産地でもある。

MINAMIKAYABE About 30km northeast of Hakodate, Minamikayabe is home of the Jomon-era (2000 to 9000 years ago) culture and archaeological finds in Southern Hokkaido. As the town is famous for its high-quality konbu (seaweed).


PRACTICAL TIPS

Location 30km northeast of Hakodate, 25km northwest of Esan, 20km southeast of Shikabe Onsen

Highlights Hakodate Jomon Culture Center

Tourist Information Michi-no-eki Jomon Roman Minamikayabe (道の駅縄文ロマン南かやべ): see below


01 JOMON CULTURE

Hakodate Jomon Culture Center

函館市縄文文化交流センター / 551-1 Usujiri-cho / 9am-5pm / Closed Mon, last Fri of Month / ¥300 / Wi-Fi / www.hjcc.jp

This museum is in the Michi-no-eki Jomon Roman Minamikayabe (道の駅縄文ロマン南かやべ) on Route 278 bypass, displaying Hokkaido’s only national treasure ‘Clay Figure’ (中空土偶: 41.5cm) and local excavated items. It is a 15-minute walk from the Usujiri Shogakko-mae (臼尻小学校前) bus stop.


02 JOMON CULTURE

Ofune Archaeological Site

大船遺跡 / 575-1 Usujiri-cho / 9am-5pm 20 Apr-12 Nov / FREE / jomon-japan.jp

Ofune was one of Southern Hokkaido’s hub settlement sites during the mid Jomon-era on a coastal terrace. It has been discovered more than 100 pit dwellings and 200,000 archaeological finds. There is a small exhibition hall. It is several hundred meters up from Route 278 and it is best if you have your own wheel.



MINAMIKAYABE MAP


GETTING THERE

There are local buses from Hakodate to Minamikayabe Shisho-mae (南茅部支所前: 6 daily / 73min) and continue to Shikabe Kanketsusen Park (しかべ間欠泉公園: 40min) via Usujiri Shogakko-mae and Ofune on Route 278.