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Cape Chikyu, Muroran

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
Observe the earth from a spot where it actually looks round at Cape Chikyu and ring a bell for happiness. Voted the most beautiful scene in Japan, this favorite tourist spot attracts both locals and foreigners year-round, displaying nature at its best. A white octagonal-shape lighthouse and an observatory built at 147 m (482 ft) above the sea level gives the opportunity to take photos overlooking the bay. Listen to sheer force of waves endlessly smashing against rocks and watch the panorama overlooking the bay. You can also watch for dolphins and whales across the Uchiura Bay. Using our international travel planner, Muroran attractions like Cape Chikyu can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Cape Chikyu at Muroran may not be on most of Hokkaido's tours but I feel that this is one of the main attractions of Hokkaido. Muroran is a small town and there's not a lot in it but the views from...  more »
  • One of the better stops off the shuttle bus taken from the cruise port. It was a cloudy day but this particular stop offered an expansive view from the cape area. Very windy at the top. A...  more »
  • Such a waste that not many foreign tourists come here - it is definitely beautiful! We got here just before sunset, so we managed to witness a magnifent view of the sun setting..
  • The weather can change from time to time. Might be snowy and windy at first but turned clear in a few minute’s time!! Amazing!!
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