- May 15th, 2017
[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 northwestern 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.
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.
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
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.
Muroan Night View Can Be Watched on Youtube.
|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|
|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.
A page of Muroran is here
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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