Hospitality in the former Muroran Station building
The area around Mt. Sokuryo, known as Sokuryozan Ryokuchi (Mt. Sokuryo Green Space), is loved by local citizens and is known as a treasure trove of wild birds. With an area of 119.5 ha, the green space is home to approximately 500 species of plants as well as countless wild birds and insects. The mountaintop commands a grand, 360-degree panoramic view and features a monument inscribed with a Japanese tanka poem by a famous poet who visited the mountain in June 1931. At night, six steel towers are illuminated with blue, green and orange lights. Although it requires time and physical strength (a 40-min. walk from the cruise ship berth), why not climb to the mountaintop to view the cruise ships from there.