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[Horomoe Large Cherry Tree in Muroran] Largest Cherry Tree in Iburi District

Horomoe Large Cherry Tree

Horomoe Large Cherry Tree (幌萌の大山桜) is a cherry tree in Horomoe-cho, Muroran city, and is well-known for the largest Yezo mountain cherry (エゾヤマザクラ) in Iburi district. Garyu Korean Hill Cherry (臥龍の霞桜) is planted nearby the Horomoe Large Cherry Tree, too, but cherry blossoms does not seems to bloom. The cherry blossoms are in full bloom from early May to mid May. During that time, the cherry tree is lit up at the evening, and Ms. Akiko Ota (太田亜紀子) helds a piano concert, too. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. At that time, a temporary toilet is provided, too.

Horomoe Large Cherry Tree (Source: Muroran City)
Horomoe Large Cherry Tree in Muroran
Horomoe Large Cherry Tree Is Lit up (Source: Muroran City)
Horomoe Large Cherry Tree in Muroran
Garyu Korean Hill Cherry
Horomoe Large Cherry Tree in Muroran
Parking Lot and Restroom
Horomoe Large Cherry Tree in Muroran

Movie of Piano Concert beside Horomoe Large Cherry Tree

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
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Muroran to Sapporo
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    Rakuten
    Donan Bus(道南バス) From Sapporo to Muroran
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Donan Bus(道南バス) From Muroran to Sapporo
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Donan Bus(道南バス) From New Chitose Airport to Muroran
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Donan Bus(道南バス) From Muroran to New Chitose Airport
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    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.

    A Sakimori Cherry Tree

    A Sakimori Cherry Tree (崎守の一本桜) is a cherry tree near Muroran Interchange in Sakimori-cho (崎守町), Muroran city, and is well-known for shooting places for Sapporo Breweries "Sapporo Classic" CM that Mr. Masahiro Matsuoka (松岡昌宏), one of the popular idol group "TOKIO", appear on and a work of Mr. Mitsuhiko Kamata (鎌田光彦), a famous photographer. Cherry blossoms are in full bloom from early May to mid May. Visitors should look at it on a sidewalk because a ranch is a private land. A parking lot and a restroom are not provided. A lot of the visitors park their cars on the shoulder of a road. By the way, Horomoe Large Cherry Tree (幌萌の大山桜) is relatively near here, too. Read More

    A Sakimori Cherry Tree
    Muroan Sakimori Cherry Tree

    MURORAN

    Muroran (室蘭) that about 90,000 people live along Pacific Ocean is the 11th largest industrial city in Hokkaido, and is located in the central part of the Hokkaido. The city has a relatively calm climate, and it is cold with temperatures 20 degrees in a summer, and it is warm with temperatures -2 degrees in a winter. The Muroran mean "A place with a small downward slope" in Ainu language. Muroran Port (Another name: Hkucho Gulf) surrounded by Etomo Peninsula (絵鞆半島) is famous for forming a good natural harbor, and has been called "Iron Town" since a long time, and developed as a port town of heavy and chemical industries. 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), here is a establishment of their business place. Therefore the city is a few town that vistors can unusually enjoy a scenery of the factories in Hokkaido, and night views are popular, too. Read More

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    Cherry Blossoms of Hokkaido

    Cherry blossoms begin to bloom from late April in Hokkaido. The cherry blossoms in the Southern Hokkaido including Hakodate begin to bloom from late April, and in case of late blooming, the cherry blossoms in the Eastern Hokkaido and the Northern Hokkaido seem to bloom in early June. The cherry blossoms in Honshu (the main island of Japan) begin to bloom from mid March, and tourists can enjoy the cherry blossoms until too late season. If everybody forget to see the cherry blossoms in the Honshu, please visit the Hokkaido to savor the cherry blossoms. Read More

    Cherry Blossoms and Pink Moss
    Cherry Blossoms of Hokkaido Yonesato

    Look of Horomoe Large Cherry Tree

    The large cherry tree with 16 m in height and about 180 years old grow on the hillside at about 100 m above sea level. A length is about 4.3 m around the trunk. Visitors can not be close to the trunk, but can go around a fence to see the cherry tree.

    Horomoe Large Cherry Tree
    Horomoe Large Cherry Tree in Muroran
    Yezo Mountain Cherry
    Horomoe Large Cherry Tree in Muroran
    Tree Has About 180 Years Old
    Horomoe Large Cherry Tree in Muroran

    Horomoe Large Cherry Tree Can Be Watched on Youtube

    Movie of Horomoe Large Cherry Tree

    Admission fee Free of charge
    Parking lot Free parking lot is provided (10 cars)
    Business hours Open for 24 hours
    Regular closing day Open all year round
    Telephone number +81-143-22-1111
    Home page Home page is here
    Mapcode 159 432 254*35

      List of Activities

      Star Marine KK and Donan Bus serve night view tours and a dolphin and whale watching tour. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

      Pacific White-sided Dolphin (Source: Muroran City)

      Muroran

      Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour

      7 kinds of marine habitats such as Head Dolphin, Bottlenose Dolphin, Dells Porpoise, Minke, Killer Whale, Fur Seal can be watched from mid June to mid August. You can meet with about 1,000 dolphins if you are lucky. It is the pacific tour for two and a half hours. Star Marin KK (スターマリンKK) carry out the tours. A reservation is necessary for the embarkation.

      Movie of Dolphin and Whale Watching


      Star Marine KK(スターマリンKK)

      Night View Cruising

      Tourists can make a round trip of Muroran port for about 1 hour. Because the tourists can look over factory groups symbolizing muroran called "Iron Town" and Hakucho-Ohashi Bridge from sea, this tour is popular. An operating company change the sailing time depending on the time for sunset, and you should confirm it on the telephone beforehand. In addition, they should confirm it in total when there are not more than 5 people of embarkation because they do not seem to set sail. A reservation is necessary for the embarkation.

      Movie of Night View Cruising


      Star Marine KK(スターマリンKK)

      Night View Bus Tour

      Donan Bus(道南バス)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan

      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)
        Booking
        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)
        Booking
        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)
        Booking
        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)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Komichi(こみち)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Kanemasa Ryokan(金政旅館)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Ryokan Hinode(旅館日の出)
        Booking
        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)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Danpara Park(だんパラ公園)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Booking.com

        A page of Muroran is here

        Muroran

        A page of Hokkaido Cherry Tree is here

        Hokkaido Cherry Tree

        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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