Monday, November 13, 2006

Ocean Dome in Japan

Imagine a beach where the sky is always blue, it's never too hot or cold, the water isn't filled with salt and pollution, and the surf is always perfect - welcome to Ocean Dome, the world's largest and only indoor beach. Ocean Dome has its own flame-spitting volcano, crushed white marble sand", and it also boasts the world's largest retractable roof, providing a permanently blue sky.
Atmosphere temperature (kept at 30 C degrees), water (kept at 28 C degrees) wind and humidity are closely controlled to provide an ultra-safe "sea-side" experience. Every hour, the volcano erupts and the hi-tech wave machines start up, starting a few minutes of sanitized surfing. Entrance cost is US$50 per person, which seems especially expensive given that there is a free, natural beach only 300 meters away.
The Ocean Dome is part of the Phoenix Segaia Resort located at Miyazaki on the island of Kyushu.



Blogger Random J said...

That ocean dome is crazy. I remember AGES ago I saw a show on that on TV and I couldn't believe it. The amount of effort and maintenance and MONEY it must take to run that place.

Only in Japan....only in Japan...

15 November, 2006 09:28  

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