Japan launches tsunami-proof floating hotels

With an aim to protect the travellers from the natural disaster, Japan has recently launched tsunami-proof floating hotels, designed to protect its inhabitants from a sudden tidal influx.

The spherical capsule hotel was launched at the Dutch-themed park, Huis Ten Bosch, in Nagasaki.

The pod hotel has a glass ceiling which allows the guests to stargaze at night. The pods are designed to accommodate two or three people and comes complete with beds, showers and toilets.

“The pods are made from fibre-reinforced plastic and is designed for the better safety of the general public so that we can have better protection against the tsunami [and] against any kind of hazards,” said Shioji Tahara, the hotel’s concept designer.