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[Hakuchowan Observatoion Tower in Muroran] Night View of JX Nikko Nisseki Energy Is Great

Hakuchowan Observatoion Tower

Hakuchowan Observatoion Tower (白鳥湾展望台) is a observation deck along Iburi National Route (National Route 37) in the north-western part of Muroran city, and one of facilities at Hakuchowan Tenbodai Parking Lot (白鳥湾展望台駐車場). Here is well-known as a good night view spot, and Hakucho-Ohashi Bridge (白鳥大橋) and a factory of JX Nikko Nisseki Energy (JX日鉱日石エネルギー) can be seen. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. There are a public restroom and a shop at the site, too. A soft serve ice cream sold by the shop is popular. I admired the factory of the JX Nikko Nisseki energy along the National Route, too.

Hakuchowan Observatoion Tower
Hakuchowan Observatoion Tower in Muroran
Hakuchowan Observatoion Tower Night View (Source: Muroran City)
Hakuchowan Observatoion Tower in Muroran
Hakuchowan Observatoion Tower Night View (Source: Muroran City)
Hakuchowan Observatoion Tower in Muroran
Night View near Hakuchowan Observatoion Tower (Source: Muroran City)
Hakuchowan Observatoion Tower in Muroran
Shop and Restroom
Hakuchowan Observatoion Tower in Muroran

Movie of Hakucho-Ohashi Bridge and JXTG Muroran Night View

Express Muroran-go (高速むろらん号), an express bus, runs between Sapporo and the Muroran, and Express Hayabusa (高速はやぶさ号), an express bus, runs between New Chitose Airport and the Muroran. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Higashi-muroran Station.

List of Means of Transportation

Highway buses run between the Muroran and the Sapporo or the New Chitose Airport. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Muroran. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).

Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Muroran
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Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Muroran to Sapporo
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Donan Bus(道南バス) From Sapporo to Muroran
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Donan Bus(道南バス) From Muroran to Sapporo
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Donan Bus(道南バス) From New Chitose Airport to Muroran
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Donan Bus(道南バス) From Muroran to New Chitose Airport
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Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their office is near the Higashi-muroran Station.
Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are near the Higashi-muroran Station.
Jalan
Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their office is near the Higashi-muroran Station.
World Net Rent-a-car(ワールドネットレンタカー) Their office is in Hinode-cho.
Nico Nico Rent-a-car(ニコニコレンタカー) Their offices are in Miyanomri-cho and Kotobuki-cho.

MURORAN

Muroran (室蘭) that 90,000 people live is the 11th largest city in Hokkaido and is located in the central Hokkaido and is facing the Pacific ocean. Muroran has a relatively calm climate, it is cold with temperatures 20 degrees in a summer, it is warm with temperatures -2 degrees in a winter. Muroran is called Iron Town and developed as a port town of heavy and chemical industries. It is famous that there are factories of Nippon Steel Sumikin (新日鉄住金) and Japan Steel Works (日本製鋼所), As for Kanamoto (カナモト * the TSE First Section presentation) and Narasaki Industry (ナラサキ産業 * the TSE Second Section presentation), Muroran is an establishment of a business place. Therefore Muroran is a few town that vistors can unusually see a scenery of the factories in Hokkaido. Muroran Night View is popular, too. Read More

Itanki Beach
Itanki Beach

Look of Hakuchowan Observatoion Tower

A two-story observation tower with about 10 m in height is built on a small hill with an altitude of about 55 m, and the Pacific Ocean and Hkucho Gulf can be viewed. Here is famous as a good night view spot to see a factory of JX Nikko Nisseki Energy (JX日鉱日石エネルギー) and Hakucho-Ohashi Bridge (白鳥大橋) in a distance. The factory looks large mainly, so it is popular with factory lovers. By the way, you should wear warm clothes because that is a wind-swept place.

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Muroan Night View Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Muroan Night View

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking lot is provided
Business hours Open for 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-143-23-0102
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 159 427 004*15

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Muroran. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Muroran Youth Hostel(室蘭ユースホステル)
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Hotel Muroran Hills(ホテル室蘭ヒルズ)
Muroran Prince Hotel(室蘭プリンスホテル)
2nd Muroran Prince Hotel Muroan View(第二プリンスホテル 室蘭ビュー)
Hotel Bayside Muroran(ホテル ベイサイド室蘭)
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Dormy Inn Higashimuroran(ドーミーイン東室蘭)
Hotel New Badget Muroran(ホテルニューバジェット室蘭)
Hotel Route Inn Higashimuroran-Ekimae(ホテル ルートイン東室蘭駅前)
Hotel Sun Route Muroran(ホテルサンルート室蘭)
Muroran Plaza Hotel(室蘭プラザホテル)
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Muroran Green Hotel(室蘭グリーンホテル)
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Hotel Million(ホテルミリオン)
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Business Hotel New Marushin(ビジネスホテル ニューまるしん)
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Jalan
Ryokan Hokkai(旅館 北海)
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Jalan
Komichi(こみち)
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Jalan
Kanemasa Ryokan(金政旅館)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Ryokan Hinode(旅館日の出)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Hotel Route Inn Grand Muroran(ホテルルートインGrand室蘭)
Hotel Sepias Kadan(ホテルセピアス花壇)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Muroran is here

Muroran

By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.

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