You Can Sleep in This Odd Floating Capsule in Japan and Wake Up on a Desert Island

Japan Epic Stays
by Morgane Croissant Mar 23, 2018

These days, there are plenty of wacky accommodation options you can book for an unusual stay. You can sleep in transparent bubbles in France, in ice hotels in Sweden, in funky treehouses in Canada, and in an underwater hotel in Tanzania, so why not spend the night in a two-story round capsule that floats on the Sea of Japan?

This is what Huis Ten Bosch, a Dutch-themed theme park complete with windmills and tulips located in the Nagasaki Prefecture, is hoping to be able to offer its guests by the end of 2018.

The capsules are spherical hotel rooms that can accommodate four people. The top part of each capsule is made of a transparent material so that guests can see the stars when they lie down in bed. Each capsule has a full bathroom and a water closet with a toilet that has its own control panel — this is Japan after all.

Here is what the capsules look like inside (note that this version does not have a transparent top, but it does have a deck):

Although some may be rocked by the waves and enjoy a good night’s sleep, the thoughts of drifting out to sea, all the way into the Pacific Ocean, will certainly keep a few people awake.

In the morning, if all goes as planned, your floating hotel room should land on a desert island owned the by the theme park where you’ll be able to enjoy “adventure-type attractions,” explains The Japan Times. The attractions are currently under construction, so it remains unknown if they will also be Dutch-themed. Just in case, shine up your clogs.

According to The Japan Times, a night in this bizarre hotel room will cost you between ¥30,000 to ¥40,000 [$290 to $380] per night. You’ll have to pay for the seasickness medication yourself.

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