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Muroran is a city located in the southwestern part of the Hokkaido prefecture in Japan. With a population of around 80,000 people, Muroran is the largest city in the Ishikari Subprefecture. The city is situated on the eastern coast of the Ishikari Bay, and is surrounded by mountains on all sides.

Muroran has a long history, with evidence of human habitation in the area dating back to the Jomon period. During the Edo period, the city served as a major port for the area, and was an important hub for trade between the mainland and Hokkaido.

The city was heavily damaged during World War II, with a large portion of the city destroyed by air raids. After the war, the city was rebuilt and developed into an industrial center. The city is now home to a large steel mill, and a number of other large manufacturing companies.

Muroran is also home to a number of tourist attractions, including the Muroran City Museum, the Muroran Port Tower, and the Muroran Marine Park. The city is also home to a number of festivals, including the Muroran Matsuri, which is held every summer.

Muroran is a great place to visit, offering a unique blend of history, culture, and industry. With its beautiful scenery and friendly people, Muroran is sure to make for a great holiday destination.

Excursion tips for a day in Muroran

As a tourist in Muroran, Japan, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in a day. Here are some of the best things to do in Muroran:

1. Visit the Muroran City Museum of Art to appreciate the many works of art from local and international artists.

2. Take a stroll along the Muroran Port and admire the stunning views of the sea and nearby islands.

3. Visit the Muroran Science Center to learn more about the city's scientific and technological advancements.

4. Enjoy a leisurely walk in the Muroran Park, which is filled with lush greenery and a variety of species of birds.

5. Take a boat ride around the nearby islands to get a closer look at the beauty of nature.

6. Visit the Muroran City Zoo to observe the animals that inhabit the area.

7. Indulge in the delicious seafood dishes at one of the many restaurants in Muroran.

8. Enjoy the nightlife at one of the many bars and clubs in the city.

9. Spend the day shopping at one of the many malls and stores in Muroran.

10. Visit the nearby hot springs and relax in the soothing waters.

Experience Muroran with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Muroran. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Muroran

Muroran in Japan experiences a temperate climate over the four seasons, with mild winters and cool summers. In the spring, temperatures are mild and the cherry blossoms bloom, while in the summer, temperatures can reach up to 25°C and there is some rainfall. During autumn, temperatures are cooler and the leaves of the trees turn vibrant shades of red, orange and yellow. In winter, temperatures can drop to below freezing and there is usually snowfall.

Cruise weather for Muroran

Our weather forecast for Muroran helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 22.7 °C
min: 20.9 °C
15.8 m/s
16.2 m/s
90.8 %
22.6 m
92.1 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 24.6 °C
min: 21.3 °C
23.4 m/s
33.1 m/s
63.7 %
21.7 m
93.2 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 25.1 °C
min: 21.6 °C
19.1 m/s
23.4 m/s
67.2 %
22.5 m
88.7 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 23.7 °C
min: 20.9 °C
13.0 m/s
13.7 m/s
91.4 %
10.4 m
96.4 %
1,004 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 22.5 °C
min: 19.2 °C
27.4 m/s
35.6 m/s
98.0 %
23.3 m
91.0 %
1,004 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 21.0 °C
min: 19.1 °C
15.1 m/s
15.5 m/s
42.2 %
24.1 m
82.2 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 20.6 °C
min: 19.2 °C
17.6 m/s
19.8 m/s
94.3 %
24.1 m
85.3 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 20.7 °C
min: 19.6 °C
18.0 m/s
19.4 m/s
44.6 %
24.1 m
90.3 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 21.9 °C
min: 20.1 °C
13.7 m/s
14.0 m/s
59.6 %
20.8 m
93.1 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 21.8 °C
min: 20.5 °C
25.4 m/s
31.2 m/s
57.9 %
17.3 m
94.0 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 21.4 °C
min: 20.8 °C
34.9 m/s
42.5 m/s
91.0 %
24.0 m
93.6 %
1,007 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 21.6 °C
min: 20.9 °C
31.7 m/s
37.1 m/s
94.3 %
23.6 m
95.9 %
1,008 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 23.2 °C
min: 21.1 °C
11.9 m/s
12.6 m/s
80.1 %
18.1 m
93.9 %
1,011 hPa

Cruises to Muroran

Would you like to travel to Muroran on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Muroran.

Scheduled ship calls in Muroran, Japan
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Oct. 4th 2024 Friday, 4th of Oct. 2024 MSC Bellissima 06:30 am 07:00 pm
May 18th 2025 Sunday, 18th of May 2025 Seven Seas Mariner 07:00 am 04:00 pm
May 19th 2025 Monday, 19th of May 2025 Seven Seas Mariner 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Oct. 21st 2025 Tuesday, 21st of Oct. 2025 Seven Seas Explorer 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 27th 2026 Friday, 27th of Mar. 2026 MS Regatta 08:00 am 05:00 pm

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