Muroran is approximately 55 miles (89 kilometers) from Sapporo, a an important city in Japan.
When it comes to getting the most from your vacation, keep in mind that Muroran is just the beginning; Hokkaido has been blessed with a treasure-trove of wonderful things to do and see. Toyako, lays 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southeast, and Rusutsu sits 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the south.
Organize some transportation and spend half a day in Sapporo, a regional center, located 55 miles (89 kilometers) from Muroran. This bigger city has a number of tourist attractions, such as Odori Park, Sapporo JR Tower and Asahiyama Park. Sapporo TV Tower, Sapporo Concert Hall and Maruyama Zoo are just a sample of the other interesting sights that should be on every traveler's to-do list.
Ask those who live in the area what to see around Muroran, more often than not they'll point to the region's fascinating open-air museums, gardens and farms. Hokkaido is popular for its range of old towns; these are often reminders of the region's rich history.
Have you often wondered how it would feel to have a try hot air ballooning? Hokkaido is the perfect spot to do it. The vicinity of Muroran is a good place to get outdoors, get active and partake in winter sports. When the mercury drops, do as the locals do and spend the day snowboarding and skiing.
You'll be reluctant to bid "Sayōnara" (farewell) to this appealing part of the world.