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Updated: April 2, 2018

Tokyo Metropolitan Archaeological Center 東京都立埋蔵文化財調査センター

1-14-2 Ochiai Tama-shi Tokyo

Explore reconstructed Jomon houses in the Tama Hills area

Experience history first hand at the Tokyo Metropolitan Archeological Center, less than 10 minutes' walk from Keio-Tama Center Station. During the Jomon period (c. 8000 B.C.-300 B.C.), the people of the Japanese Archipelago were hunter-gatherers living in small roundhouses.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Archeological Center has informative exhibitions about the lives of the Jomon people who lived in the Tama Hills. You can get a close look at and even hold genuine Jomon pottery in your hands that excavated around Tama New Town. Just beside the Archeologica Center is the expansive Jomon Village, where you can explore faithful reconstructions of these thatched dwellings for yourself.

How to Get There

  • Keio-tama-center Sta. | East Exit | 5 mins on foot
    Sagamihara Line
  • Odakyu Tama-center Sta. | East Exit | 5 mins on foot
    Odakyu Tama Line
  • Tama-center Sta. | 7 mins on foot
    Tama Monorail

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Opening Hours

  • 9:30–17:00 Mon–Sun
    Operates irregular/seasonal opening hours



Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Parking |
  • Strictly no-smoking
  • Automatic doors | Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | Wheelchair loan |

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