Tourist spot in Abashiri city

Moyoro Shell Mound [モヨロ貝塚]

Moyoro Kaizuka-kan
Moyoro Kaizuka-kan
Photo by Abashiri Tourism Association

Moyoro Shell Mound is an archaeologic site of shell mound.
It is called "Moyoro Kaizuka" in Japanese.

It is on the north side of Abashiri River flowing along the center of Abashiri city.

It was discovered in 1913.

The result showed that the site was built by the different ethnic group from Ainu and Jomon men who were ancecters of current Japanese people.
It is estimated that it was built from the 8th to 12th centuries.

"Shell mound" is a dump site for shells after eating, and various articles for their daily life were excavated from this site.

You can see the archaeologic site.
And you can visit the museum "Moyoro Kaizuka-kan" displaying the excavated articles.

How to get here

About 2 km walk from JR Abashiri station.

Other Tourist Attractions in Abashiri

Mount Tento Okhotsk Ryuhyo Museum Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples Abashiri Prison Museum Meruhen no Oka Cape Notoro Lake Notoro Lake Tofutsu & Koshimizu Flower Garden Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park Drift ice (Ryuhyo) cruise

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