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Enjoy a night at sea in free-floating capsule hotel

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sun, March 12, 2017 | 10:07 am
Enjoy a night at sea in free-floating capsule hotel A capsule-shaped hotel room floats on water in a demonstration by the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. (Huis Ten Bosch Co. via Kyodo/-)

Ever fancied the idea of an underwater capsule restaurant? Consider raising the stakes by visiting Japan and staying in a capsule that floats freely on the sea.

Huis Ten Bosch, a Japanese Dutch-themed park, plans to build two-story capsules that can accommodate up to four guests. The capsules will be left to float overnight to a 39,000-square-meter island owned by the park that is home to attractions the guests can explore once they arrive on the island.

(Read also: Banksy's art in West Bank hotel with world's 'worst view')

A night in the capsule could cost anywhere between US$260 and $350, according to The Japan Times.

Not all are in love with the idea, though. “I am afraid that it [will float] off to the Pacific Ocean," said a commenter on Naver's Matome News.

 “Imagine waking up in the morning and finding yourself in North Korea,” said another. (sul/kes)

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