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Irie Site

    貝塚断面:ステージⅡaからステージⅢaまで約1000年分が堆積した貝塚は、魚と海獣の骨が多く黒っぽい色をしていることから"黒い貝塚"と呼ばれている。また、人骨が15体見つかっていて、そのうちの1体は、幼少期から筋萎縮症で手足が不自由だった人と思われる
    シカ角製釣針:小さなものから組合せ式の大きなものまでそろい、魚の種類や大きさで使い分けていたと考えられる。特徴的な組合せ式の大きな釣針は、体長2mにもなるカレイの仲間・オヒョウの漁に使用された。このほか海獣漁用の銛頭も見つかっている

    Archaeological Site Information

    LocationIrie, Toyako-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 049-5603, Japan
    Guided ToursAvailable
    *Advance reservation required (Contact: Irie Takasago Museum)
    Visiting HoursOpening hours of the Shell Layer Exhibition Facility: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    ParkingNone

    Access to the Archaeological Site

    From Toyako Station (JR Muroran Main Line)

    Approximately 15 minutes on foot

    From Abuta Toyako IC (Do-O Expressway)

    Approximately 10 minutes by car

    From Irie Takasago Museum

    Approximately 5 minutes on foot

    From Takasago Burial Site

    Approximately 10 minutes on foot

    Visitor Information Center Details

    NameIrie Takasago Museum
    Address44 Takasago-cho, Toyako-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 049-5605, Japan
    Phone0142-76-5802
    Official Websitehttps://irie-takasago.net/
    ParkingAvailable (33 regular car spaces, 7 large bus spaces, free of charge)
    Admission FeeFree
    Opening Hours9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    ClosedMondays (if it falls on a public holiday, closed on the following day), the day after a public holiday, year-end and New Year holidays (December 30th to January 5th)
    FacilitiesParticipatory programs, Wi-Fi, Wheelchair rental

    Access to the Visitor Information Center

    From Toyako Station (JR Muroran Main Line)

    Approximately 15 minutes on foot

    From Abuta Toyako IC (Do-O Expressway)

    Approximately 10 minutes by car

    From Irie Site

    Approximately 5 minutes on foot

    From Takasago Burial Site

    Approximately 10 minutes on foot