The Sendai City Tomizawa Site Museum preserves and displays the ruins in Tomizawa, a place where our ancestors lived 20,000 years ago.
The Tomizawa Site Museum features The Palaeolithic period Theme Park where a fossilized forest with the remains of human habitation are put on public view.
Special exhibits are occasionally set up to introduce the latest The Palaeolithic period information.
Visitors can enjoy learning through the experience of looking back 20,000 years ago in Sendai. Virtual instructor, Dr. Tomizawa, guides you through the exhibits.
4-3-1 Nagamachi-minami, Taihaku-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 982-0012, Japan
About a 5 minutes walk west from "Nagamachi-minami" subway station
09:00 - 16:45 (Please enter the museum before 16:15)
Every Monday (except national holiday)
The day after a national holiday (unless this falls on a Saturday or Sunday)
Every 4th Thursday (except national holiday)
The period of December 28-January 4
- Admission fee
Adults 400 yen
High school students 200 yen
Elementary and junior high school students 100 yen
(Groups of 30 or more members are discounted 20%.)
Sendai City Tomizawa Site Museum (Tel: +81-22-246-9153)
Reinforced concrete construction with one story above and one underground
This museum was designed to prevent damage to the existing ruins. Various methods are taken to preserve and display the fossilized forests. The external wall, 80 cm thick, reaches 20 m in depth to protect them from damage by penetrating ground water.
- Building area
- Total floor area
- Space allocation
Permanent Exhibit Room 1 (Fossilized Forest)
Permanent Exhibit Room 2
Special Exhibit Room
Study Rooms, etc.
- Forest in a glacial age area