View Full Version : Japan's indoor beach

03-10-2006, 01:27 AM
Those japanese. They're crazy I tell you! CRAZY!

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 only indoor beach. Amazing photos.

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. Temperature, 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 sanitised surfing.

Entrance costs US$50, which seems especially expensive given that there is a free, natural beach only 300 metres away.







Joe Redifer
03-10-2006, 01:37 AM
Pffsshh!! That's smaller than local waterparks around here.

03-10-2006, 02:11 AM

03-10-2006, 02:43 AM
Does your waterpark have an artificial sky and an exploding volcano? What? EXPLODING VOLCANO! I wonder if its possible to climb up it and toss someone you dont like inside.

03-10-2006, 02:47 AM
What I find funny is that they built a artificial beach not half a mile away from a real one on the side of the road..

03-10-2006, 06:40 AM
in a country where you can buy porn in a vending machine, anything is possible.

it needs to be bigger

03-10-2006, 06:47 AM
What I funny is that they built a artificial beach not half away away from a real on the side of the road..

:lol: :lol: now thats funny.

03-10-2006, 12:36 PM
Wow news gets filtered down through here pretty slowly, eh? This is at least a few years old! Discovery Channel did a documentary on it, and the neat thing about this beach is thow the sand is made. It's artificial (perfect for an articficial beach) and doesn't stick to your body when you're wet!

03-10-2006, 12:47 PM
but the real question is, does it still clump for sand castles?

03-10-2006, 01:09 PM
Indeed it does.

03-10-2006, 02:41 PM
I saw this a couple years ago, it's pretty neat. Probably the only type of beach I'd be willing to go to.

03-10-2006, 05:40 PM
watched when they started construction,and i was like meh.......the indoor ski resort in the arizona desert is way more interesting.

03-10-2006, 05:54 PM
That, and also I want to see that one mall, I think it's in canada and it has an indoor water park and all of this other stuff.

03-10-2006, 06:13 PM
What I find funny is that they built a artificial beach not half a mile away from a real one the side of the road..

Yeah, of all the places to build a beach they choose to build it right beside a REAL beach!

03-10-2006, 10:33 PM
the water isn't filled with salt and pollution
So just piss then?

03-10-2006, 10:42 PM
Japan is really germ paranoid. I'm surprised this would be successful.