A trip for watching magnificent views and following the footsteps of modernization of Hokkaido

13:00

①Bolta Workshop   Will stay for about one hour

”Bolta” is a doll made of bolts and nuts welded to one another. In the workshop, you can actually make a "Bolta" doll, selecting one posture out of three.

Location information

Location 1-32-6 Wanishi-cho, Muroran City
Phone 0143-47-8233
Business hours 10:00 - 17:00
Closed Mondays (May through October), Sundays and Mondays (November through April)

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  About 15 minutes by car

13:00

②Former Muroran Branch of Mitsubishi Goshi Kaisha   Will stay for about 30 minutes

(HOQSEI CANDLE MUSEUM)

The only building built by Mitsubishi Goshi Kaisha that still exists in Hokkaido. This building was used to ship off coal transported by rail from the Sorachi Coal Mine and to analyze the quality of the coal. Now it is used as a candle shop.

Location information

Location 2-1 Midori-cho, Muroran City
Phone 0143-24-4660
Business hours 10:00 - 17:00

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 About 5 minutes by car

15:30

③Exhibition of the Former Muroran Station   Will stay for about 30 minutes

Built in 1912, it is the oldest wooden building of all station buildings in Hokkaido. It accommodates the Muroran Tourist Association, and panels introducing the history of Muroran and materials about the railway are exhibited.

Location information

Location 1-5-1 Kaigan-cho, Muroran City
Phone 0143-23-0102 (Muroran Tourist Association)
Business hour 8:00-19:00 (April to October: closed at 17:00 in winter)
Closed New Year's Day

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 About 10 minutes by car

16:30

④Mt. Sokuryo Observatory   Will stay for about 30 minutes

You can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view from the top of the mountain, overlooking the Hakucho Bridge against Mt. Yotei. It is one of the most popular spots to enjoy the night view of Muroran.

Location information

Location 1-chome Shimizu-cho, Muroran City
Phone 0143-25-3320 (Tourism Division, Muroran City Office)

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 About 15 minutes by car

17:30

⑤Miyakoshiya Coffee MUTEKIROU   Will stay for about one hour

This is a cafe located at the tip of the cape, surrounded by beautiful landscapes in three directions: Daikokujima Island in front, the harbor overlooking the Hakucho Bridge and factories in the east, and a vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean in the west.

Location information

Location 2-11-1 Etomo-cho, Muroran City
Business hours 9:00 - 17:00
Phone 0143-27-0001

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 About 15 minutes by car

About 19:00

⑥Night View Cruising   Duration: about one hour

This one-hour cruise will let you enjoy watching large, well-lit factories from the sea while slowly sailing around Muroran Bay. The boat will pass under the illuminated Hakucho Bridge. A view of factories actually running is spectacular!

Location information

Location 1-127-12 Shukuzu-cho, Muroran City
Phone 0143-27-2870
Business hours Please ask before you visit the site.
Closed No scheduled holidays.

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 About 20 minutes by car

About 20:30

⑥Yakitori no Ippei Nakajima Main Restaurant

A traditional Yakitori restaurant since 1950, offering pork plus onions and mustard.

Location information

Location 1-17-3 Nakajima-cho, Muroran City
Phone 0143-27-0001
Business hours 17:00 - 23:00 (Closed at 22:00 on Sundays and the last day of consecutive holidays)
Closed None, except for New Year's holiday

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 Will stay at a hotel in Muroran.