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

March 9, 2017

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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.

  • Kaizer Chief

    My years of watching anime tell me that "Mizukami" should translate to "water god" or something similar? Any Japanese speakers around who can confirm?

  • Jenness

    I hit the jump and this part of the article made me LOL the most "with some fearing they may “wake up in the morning washed up in North Korea”.

    Uhh yeah, that's the whole point. heh heh

    Seriously though, where is a window or are you locked in? Because being locked in with no air is bad but what is also bad is assuming that people who think drifting around aimlessly to a deserted island in a weird orb won't immediately get wasted, attempt awkward sex on a curved surface and end up drowning to death.

    Either way it seems like a disastrous idea I can't believe is happening so I like it a lot.

  • TheQiwiMan

    I would totally go for that. What say you, GW, wanna start a raffle and send one lucky winner to get eaten by Japanese sharks?

  • TrivialElement

    Looks like a giant Kinder egg for pirates and sea beasts.

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