Discover Muroran

Experience the distinctive natural wonders of Muroran, a city that offers uniquely shaped cliffs and awe-inspiring views. Drive up to one of these geological marvels and let the breathtaking panoramas take your breath away. Muroran is an ideal destination for those seeking a perfect blend of natural beauty and adventure.

Things to see and do


Getting around in Muroran

The easiest way to get around in Muroran is by car, since many of the major sights and attractions are not accessible by public transportation. If you decide to rent a car, it is advised to do so from the nearest airport in the vicinity. You can use our car rental widget in the FAQ menu below. 

Getting to Muroran

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How long to stay in Muroran

We recommend staying here for about one day. 

Hotels in Muroran

Flights to Muroran

The nearest and most convenient airport is New Chitose Airport in Sapporo. 

  • by car: approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes

Festivals in Muroran

There are two well-known festivals in Muroran Please be advised that the following info is based upon previous entries of the festival and that the dates might have changed for the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information. 
For the exact location of the festival, you can consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.

  • Muroran Port Festival

    • Date: July 26th until 28th

    • Fireworks on August 28th: 19:50 - 20:20

  • Rail Freight Festival

    • Date: September 21st

    • Time: 10:00 - 15:00

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