Muroran

Japan

Cruises to Muroran

Known as the "City of Steel," Muroran is much more than Hokkaido's industrial base. Visit the fascinating Hell Valley, a 24-acre geothermal crater created by the eruption of Mt. Kuttara 20,000 years ago. Experience roiling lava pits and dip your toes into an onsen natural hot water bath. Enjoy Pacific vistas from high atop Cape Chikyu. Savour some of Muroran's specialty cuisines, including spicy curry Ramen and traditional yakitori made with pork, onions and mustard.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Muroran Port Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    JST (Japan Standard Time) UTC/GMT +9 hours
  • Language
    Japanese is the official language. Say "hello" in Japanese: Kon'nichiwa (koh-NEE-chee-wah)
  • Currency & Shopping
    Japanese yen (JPY) Traditional lacquerware, handmade crafts
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Most destinations are a short car or bus ride from port.
    • Famous For
      Visit "Hell Valley," a 24-acre geothermal crater where you can view roiling lava pits and dip your toes into an "onsen" hot water bath.
    • Fun Fact #1
      During high winds, pedestrians, bikers and motorcyclists are not allowed to cross the eye-catching Hakucho Bridge that suspends for 2362 feet over Hakucho Bay.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Hakucho Bridge is the largest suspension bridge in Japan.
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