Sounds Iffy: Japanese Floating Capsule Hotel Suite That 'Drifts To Desert Island Overnight'

March 9, 2017


This is the floating Mizukami Hotel in Japan. For $300 it will allegedly drift to a desert island during your overnight stay, which the company is turning into a resort. But how does it know where to go -- is it being hauled in by a winch or something? I don't want to leave my destination up to the whims of Poseidon, he hates us enough already. This all sounds like the beginning of an ocean horror movie to me.

The floating Mizukami Hotel was designed by Netherlands-inspired theme park Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki, and includes beds, toilets, and showers. "The room is the same as ordinary hotels, 36 to 38 square meters, about 4 people will be able to stay," stated Hideo Sawada, president of Huis Ten Bosch. The capsule slowly drifts toward an island which the company recently purchased and is renovating into a resort, and is slated to be open for business next winter.

Are you thinking what I'm thinking? "Sharks have developed consciousness and are using this hotel to lure human prey into the ocean?" Exactly. And it should come as no surprise that Mizukami literally translates into Sharkmouth in Japanese. "No it doesn't." Well it might in shark Japanese.

Thanks to Lydia, who prefers terrestrial hotels, unless it's an AirbnB for a houseboat on a lake, in which case she'll consider it, but only if it has a slide off the roof.

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