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Cruise stops overnight in Muroran

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Cruise stops overnight in Muroran

We are taking a cruise in September that stops in Muroran overnight. Please help me to make the most of this stop. We would like to visit Sapporo, may be on the first day and walk in Muroran on the second. How can we get to Sapporo? Where to go? Thank you for the advice.

Irina

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1. Re: Cruise stops overnight in Muroran

You can search train here.

http://www.hyperdia.com/en/

Search result

http://www.hyperdia.com/en/cgi/en/search.html?dep_node=MURORAN&arv_node=SAPPORO(JR)&via_node01=&via_node02=&via_node03=&year=2013&month=07&day=25&hour=11&minute=58&search_type=0&search_way=&transtime=undefined&sort=0&max_route=5&ship=off&lmlimit=null&search_target=route&facility=reserved&sum_target=7

Please look here for Sapporo.

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2163.html

muroran

translate.google.co.jp/translate…

israel
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2. Re: Cruise stops overnight in Muroran

we are a group of 10 friends arriving to SAPPORO with a cruise ship for a day in september.what would you sugget us to do that day?We prefer a private tour .

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3. Re: Cruise stops overnight in Muroran

If you hunt on this forrum for Muroran taxi services, there are local taxi companies that'll do you a private tour- maybe the driver doesn't speak much English - but a Jumbo taxi or small minibus would get 10 people around.

Nearby is Lake Toya and the volcano area, the Ainu village at Shiraio...and 2 hours away Sapporo.

Are you sure the ship stays one night? It is usually an early monring docking and a 1 day stay.

Amanda

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Hi Amanda. I have been searching around and saw you helping to answer lots of questions. Just wondering if you could help me with the followings:

1. translate the schedule on the website "http://www.donanbus.co.jp/" for Sept 11 and 12, 2013.

I am trying to go to Mt. Usu, Lake Toya and volcano area and Jigokudani (Hell Valley) from Muroran port. I can see that Hell Valley is in a different direction than the other two.

2. Do we have to buy ticket in advance or can we buy it at the station where we get on?

Just like apple789, our ship docks at 4PM on the 11th and leaves at 11PM on the 12nd (overnight) so I am trying to fit as much in as possible. Really appreciate your answer and thank you so much for helping us.

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5. Re: Cruise stops overnight in Muroran

Sorry, Amanda. I forgot to ask you how we would get to Lake Toya by train/railway from Muroran port. Thanks.

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6. Re: Cruise stops overnight in Muroran

Hello Deed995, I 've been looking for transportation from Muroran port to lake Toya and Mt. Usu, or Jigokudani (Hell Valley) but could not find anything in English, i saw your post in Aug 2013, have you taken this trip? Did you do both or only one because google map shows Jigokudani is in opposite way from lake Toya, did you take Donan bus? can you please help me? we are on princess cruise this summer and stop by Muroran from 7-5pm. The Donan bus schedule is in Japanese and i am nervous if we have enough time to get back to the ship since we don't understand the schedule. How often does the bus run, where to wait for the bus, how many stops to get off, is it easy to find the lake after we get off (how far is the walk from the bus stop and both cruise port and bus stop? by the way do you know what berth does priness dock at?). Thanks a bunch for your help

Joanne

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7. Re: Cruise stops overnight in Muroran

HI

I really wouldn't suggest using public bus to go to Jigodani in Noboribetsu. The ship docks at a harbor area not near the city enter, you'd be walking miles.

Best to hire a local taxi and have it waiting for you at the dockside.

Amanda

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