This site was typical of the villages at the foot of Mt. Yatsugatake in the middle Jomon period and was a major settlement that flourished for about 1,000 years. It is now a large historic park that features a number of restored ancient pit dwellings surrounded by the mountains that were home to the Jomon people. This is one spot where you can truly enjoy the untouched landscape of the Jomon period. This is a designated Special Historic Site.