Huis Ten Bosch Unveils Sphere-Shaped Aquatic Hotels


Sasebo, Nagasaki Pref., March 7 (Jiji Press)—The operator of the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, southwestern Japan, unveiled what it claims to be the world's first movable sphere-shaped aquatic hotels on Tuesday.

The operator, Huis Ten Bosch Inc., plans to offer overnight trips using the hotels, towing them with ships from the theme park to a nearby uninhabited island.

Huis Ten Bosch is considering putting the hotels into commercial use starting in the Japanese holiday period in May, after conducting tests, company officials said.

The hotels are about 6.4 meters in diameter each. The first floor is a guest room with a toilet and a bathroom, having a total floor space of some 28 square meters, and the second floor is a deck.

They are expected to be offered at ¥50,000-100,000 each per night for two or three guests, the officials said.

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